An attractive window can boost the allure of any home or business. Windows are often the focal point of any room — both inside and out — and can dramatically change the vibe and tone of a space. Since they’re so paramount, getting caught up in choosing styles and colors when it’s time to replace them is certainly understandable.
Something that should never be missed, however, is securing a reputable and reliable company to do the work for you. In addition to ensuring that potential crews are certified, have adequate insurance, and offer warranties, there are a few additional points that you should look for when hiring a window replacement company.
Business Longevity Is Important
Newly established businesses could certainly offer quality products or services. However, if a business has been in operation for multiple decades, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that they’ll be around for the duration of the window’s warranty — and you’ll know that they’ve provided superior service over multiple years of business.
Awards, Certificates and Recognitions
Industry awards truly set a company apart from the rest. If you’re looking to install new windows this year, regardless of the type — bay, picture, double hung or awning windows for your home or for your business — check to see if your potential installer has been recognized in their industry.
Furthermore, if the business is a member of local organizations like a chamber of commerce or a builder’s association, you’ll know they’re committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest industry codes and standards.
Online and Word of Mouth Reviews
One of the most powerful tools when seeking a window replacement company is word of mouth. Start your search by looking at online reviews, asking local community groups for recommendations and feedback, and chatting with friends, family, and neighbors. Asking for firsthand experience is a fantastic way to find a reliable company (and a great way to weed out the ones you don’t want).
See where the penny drops. An ideal scenario when you’re working with a window company like Golden Windows is that you have a single point of contact. For example, if there’s an issue with one of the windows later down the line, you don’t want to have to call installers, then shipping companies, then manufacturers. Having one team to connect with will save you time and potential headaches.
Elevated Attention to Detail
Lastly, if you have narrowed your search down to a small handful of companies, see which organization will come to your home physically to measure twice. Yes, coming once to take measurements is standard practice. But once a price has been decided upon and a contract is signed, ask if the company you’re interested in hiring will measure the space again before installation. Doing so will guarantee no hiccups on installation day, meaning you’ll enjoy your windows sooner rather than later.
Quality windows are only as good as the team that installs them. Investing in superior quality windows, then having them installed poorly, would be frustrating, to say the least. By taking some extra measures in the hiring of the company you work with, you’re setting yourself up for a successful install experience with an excellent product for many years to come.