Are you ready to meet with a contractor about a replacement window project? If yes, today’s post is important. We will discuss the questions to ask your window replacement contractor before you commit to hire them.
After the initial phone conversation the contractor will organize a consultative interview with you. During the meeting, ask the contractor questions that are indicative of how the handle projects.
The second batch of questions will relate to the bidding process. Ask them:
It also helps to ask about recent projects and testimonials from previous clients.
If you are happy with their answers schedule an appointment for a home visit. During the scheduled visit, the contractor will assess your project and gives you an estimate. However, if their answers are not satisfactory, thank them for their efforts and continue searching for contractor that meets your expectations.
When asking questions, don’t be worried about sounding distrustful or offensive. Reputable companies expect such questions and are eager to answer them. An experienced firm will answer all your questions professionally. Also keep in mind that most reputable contractors strive to get our business but they also want to be your best choice.
If the company answers your questions correctly and gives a bid that meets your expectation hire the contractor and move forward with the project. If you have any concerns you can take a few steps to ensuring they are a reputable company. First, consult your state licensing agency and verify they are licensed. Second, you can check with the Better Business Bureau to ensure that the company’s file indicates a good rating; and third, you can contact the references that the contractor provides to verify the client was happy with the company.
It is a good business practice to ask the potential window replacement company, handyman or contractor questions before hiring them. Are they bonded and licensed? Are they experienced to handle a project of your magnitude? Did they serve in other companies before starting theirs? Asking questions enables you to gauge the ability of the company to handle your project successfully.