Finding the best individual for the task is often the hardest aspect of any home remodeling project. Here’s how to eradicate the anxiety of your windows getting fixed.
Choose a number, Any number
Insist on an estimation that specifies the resources, labour and time required, and guarantee that the estimate is truth-based. Your real window sizes and forms should be included in the calculation (single, double-glazed, storm, etc.). Without details, an estimation would be useless and you won’t be able to equate it with estimates from other contractors. It’s like matching apples to oranges if the forecasts you receive from various contractors are focused on different expectations, then you’re likely to get a nasty surprise.By clicking here we Get More Information.
When you get your estimates from a few contractors, don’t key in on the lowest bid automatically. In the end, it could be the most costly selection.
Gambits in Dialog
Don’t end at the estimation – here are some relevant questions to pose whilst you have the contractor in front of you:
“How long have you been in business?”
What are the license numbers? (Note: the exact license specifications differ from state to state, but contractors need two different window installation licenses in certain areas: a Building Supervisor’s License and a Home Renovation Contractor’s License.)
“How many window replacements have you done in the past year?”
“Do you offer warranties / refunds?”
“What’s the time frame for starting my project?”
“Have you had any special training in remodeling?”
“Are you a member of any national trade associations?”
Essential Background is
Don’t be shy to inquire for and check up on recent references (latest relevance over the past 30 days or so). Any of the concerns that a guide should pose are:
“Were you satisfied with the project?”
“Was it finished on time and within the specified budget?”
“Did the workers arrive on time? Did the contractor manage them well?”
“Were you able to communicate with the contractor? Did he/she seem receptive and willing to answer questions?”
“How did the contractor handle any problems that arose?” (Note: there would almost inevitably be Any problems on a big project. If anything goes wrong, that’s not really a mark against the contractor – what’s most relevant is how he/she handled the problem.)
“Did the workers clean up after themselves? Was the work completed in a safe manner?”
“The next time you have a major project, will you call this contractor again?”