The moment you decide that your home needs replacement windows in Honolulu, HI, you’ve made a big decision and it’s a step in the right direction for your house’s efficiency. But you have a lot more decisions to make and before you move forward with a certain window contractor, you’ll want to ask some questions to make sure they are the right company for the job. Getting new windows isn’t something you do every day—or even every year or every decade—so you want to work with a reputable company that can help you get the job done right the first time around. Here are a few questions to ask window replacement contractors to help you get a feel for the way they operate.
How Long Have You Been Licensed?
You want to make sure the company has a license, so asking how long they have been licensed will help you get to that point. Not only do they need to have a license, but if they have had one for a long time, that speaks to their reputation and history. They likely have a lot of satisfied customers behind them if they have been in business a long time.
Is Everyone Insured?
If a company has licensing, they should also have insurance, but you will want to ask to make sure anyone working around your home is covered. The last thing you need is for something to happen to an uninsured employee and you are suddenly liable for it. The company should have ample insurance to cover their employees no matter what comes up within your home.
What Training Do Installers Go Through?
You may have heard that the installation of replacement windows is just as important as the windows themselves and that’s certainly true. Products are only going to perform as well as their installation. If you have a faulty installation, the new windows, even with great ratings, could leak air and not hold up their end of the bargain. You’ll want to know how the installers are trained. IF they get manufacturer training and have years of experience with the very windows you want, you’re in good shape with that company.
Do You Have References I Could Call?
It’s nice to talk to a few folks that have worked with the company so you know more what to expect from someone who’s been through it. You may want to call a few and also drive by a few homes with windows from the contractor, completely installed and intact.
These are a few of the things to ask a contractor when you are considering replacement windows in Honolulu, HI. You can come up with as many of your own questions as you’d like and only move forward when you are completely comfortable with the answers. IF you’re ready to ask a few questions, call Discount Windows & Doors at (808) 673-6656 or you can visit our showroom at 45-564 Kamehameha Hwy, Unit A1, Kaneohe, HU 96744 to see windows or talk to us in person.