What To Ask Your Contractor About Replacement Windows
October 7, 2018
Window professionals have a deeper understanding of replacement windows than the average homeowner. They work with windows on a daily basis and see a lot of replacement projects. It only makes sense that they would know the ins and outs of the industry. So when you are considering the process and you invite a contractor to your home to take a look at the specifics, you want to take advantage of their expertise and ask all the right questions. Here are a few things you’ll want to ask to get started down the right path.
How Would Replacement Windows Improve My Home?
Any contractor can take a look at your current windows and give you possibly a long list of things that new windows will do to make improvements on your home. The specifics will depend on the windows you have and what you are planning to get, but in general, they will tell you that you’ll get better energy efficiency with new windows. You might also hear about safety enhancements, UV protection, exterior noise reduction, maintenance improvements, and other such benefits. That will help you make the decision to move forward with the project if you like what you hear.
What Window Style Works Best For My Home?
Not every window style is a perfect fit for every home. Having a window professional give their opinion on the matter can help you with important choices. If you have a patio, for example, they might recommend double hung windows, so the window isn’t hanging out over the outdoor space. If you like to have ventilation in the house often, they might recommend casement windows to get a good air flow. What you want and how your home is set up will determine their expert opinion.
Who Will Come For The Installation?
You want to make sure the person coming to your home isn’t just a sales representative. They should have some interest in the installation process as well. Some companies send the manager or the owner for installations. Others have dedicated crew members with a crew leader who has been trained in getting the work done. The contractor at your home should have a good answer for who will be on site during the installation.
If you’re considering replacement windows, you probably have a lot more questions for your contractor than just those above. Try to make a list beforehand so you have everything in line when the representative arrives. When you’re ready, call Z Double B, Inc. at (303) 997-8168 for a free, in-home consultation. This consultation is an information-gathering time and comes with no obligations or pressure. We just want you to know everything you need to know to make important decisions. You can also stop by and see some of the replacement windows we carry in person at our showroom: 12860 W Cedar Dr #110B, Lakewood, CO 80228. We’re happy to show you around and point out differences as you go along.