How to Hire a Window Replacement Contractor

It is a popular opinion that window installation is a relatively easy process, at least this is what we see when looking at how-to videos online. For this reason, a lot of people think about installing their window without professional help. According to Burlington experts, this is not a do it yourself project. If you have never installed windows, you risk missing minor details and as a result compromising your home during storms with high winds and rain. It is highly recommended to hire professional windows replacement contractor for the mere fact you could lose your warranty on new units. Below you will find simple tips on how to find a reliable window expert.

How to Hire a Window Replacement Contractor

Research Window Options Ahead of Time

If you decided to get windows replaced then the first thing for you to do is educate yourself. Before you start talking with any professional, you need to know at least basic terms and possibilities that the market can offer to you. Go online  and read about the styles and materials of available windows to get an idea of what your needs are.

Get Three Detailed Bids

Bids are estimates. So when you have found a couple of companies you think you would like to work with, invite them to your home to evaluate the condition of old windows. In the bid process, you will be given information not only about the cost of services provided , but also about the materials used, types of installation chosen by a given company, about the evaluated time of the project, and the number of people it will take to perform the installation. It is advisable to get at least three bids. This allows you to compare and qualify your bids to help you select the right company for the job.

Review the Warranty

You never know what will happen in the future. This is why you should always make sure you know what is covered under the warranty. Before you sign the contract offered by a window installer, verify the points about the warranty and ask questions about the services that will be provided. As a rule, you can expect to get a warranty for at least 10 years.

Licensed, Insured and Good References

The final tips about hiring a reliable windows replacement company that you are considering working with is making sure they are licensed, insured and have good references with past clients. Having a license is extremely important to ensure that you will be working with a team of experts. Good reference history will demonstrate the quality of services provided and the ways a company deals with any issues.  After checking these two last points you can sign any papers!

General Tip About Window Installation

Before you begin your windows renovation or replacement project, you need to ensure that everything around the windows is fine. For instance, make sure that the gutter is not blocked to dip on your new units and destroy your perfect view. If it is, hire professional services to get rid of this issue. Another point here is the walls and their renovation. If you know, that you will be renovating walls next season, for instance, then take your time and make whole-house makeover not to stain new windows with paint, for example. And, finally, keep in mind that your old windowsills will also require some renovation, so pay attention to them too.

Guest Blogger

Clara Reeves is a content producer for online content networks, who cover a mix of home remodeling subjects like hiring a reliable windows installer. She is a restless drifter of internet space and an influential blogger in all things related to home remodeling.

Euro-Seal Vinyl Windows Replacement Company
200 Connie Crescent
Concord ON L4K 1M1
(416) 650-5070

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23 replies
  1. Baxter Abel
    Baxter Abel says:

    I really appreciate that you included reviewing the warranty when you look to get replacement windows. I also appreciate what you said about making sure the company you hire to install replacement windows is licensed and insured. I’ve heard that often times homeowners insurance can help cover some of the cost of replacement windows, I’ll have to do more research though!

  2. Rachel Lannister
    Rachel Lannister says:

    My mother needs new windows, as her current ones are extremely old and are impossible to fully clean. You advised making sure that the window replacement service provided a long warranty. If they have a good warranty, it probably means they are confident in the service and materials used in the window replacement. That’s exactly the kind of service that my mom needs. Thanks for the tips.

  3. John Mahoney
    John Mahoney says:

    I appreciate you talking about finding a window replacing specialist that offers warranties on their work. It makes sense that looking for this can help you make sure the job is done properly and they stand behind it. I would want to make sure I consult with the BBB and compare several companies before choosing one.

  4. Olivia Nelson
    Olivia Nelson says:

    I agree that a good window contractor is licensed and insured. It would seem that you would want to find someone who is licensed because it would mean that they are experienced and professional. I’m looking for a contractor to help replace my windows so I’ll have to choose one that has a license and insurance.

    • Patricia Davis Brown
      Patricia Davis Brown says:

      Absolutely. That goes for anyone in the building industry that you are thinking about hiring. Not only does it show they are doing good business, but it also protects you too in case one of their workers got hurt on your project.

  5. Frank Delaware
    Frank Delaware says:

    My wife and I have been thinking about replacing our windows for a while now, but we didn’t know how to hire the right person to help us out. It’s interesting that you say to make sure that they offer a warranty and that you review it. I know that I would want to make sure that I understand what it can actually cover.

  6. Burt Silver
    Burt Silver says:

    I like that you mentioned to make sure you know what is covered in the warranty of your window replacement contractor. I want to make sure that if anything goes wrong, the problem will be handled. My wife and I have been trying to find a contractor to help us put some new windows on the front of our home. I will definitely keep these tips in mind as we look around!

  7. Max Jones
    Max Jones says:

    We need to get a window replacement done on our home after my son put a golf ball through the glass, and I think that your tip to check around the damage first would be helpful for us. I don’t know if we have any other damage that needs attention more than just the broken window needing a replacement, but it never hurts to look! I’m going to have to take a look, and have our window replacement contractor take a look as well when we get one out! Thanks for the tip!

  8. Sam Solo
    Sam Solo says:

    I really like how you talked about making sure to know which materials the company uses. One company might use stronger materials than the other. I’ll have to remember to ask the contractors if I ever need my windows replaced.

  9. Kyle Wayne
    Kyle Wayne says:

    I like that you talked about how value over cost in something you should be looking at first and foremost when looking to hire a professional. My neighbor is looking to get some window screen repair done on their home and want to find a reliable professional to get things back into good condition. I’ll be sure to talk to them about looking at value over cost before deciding.

  10. Ashley Turns
    Ashley Turns says:

    Since we’re planning on remodeling our home, we are wondering how to find the best glass replacement service to help us with our windows. So I appreciate your tip to look at the warranty they offer you and to see what is covered by it. We will be sure to ask each glass replacement company we consider about warranties to make sure we can find one that will last at least 10 years.

  11. Ellie Davis
    Ellie Davis says:

    I like that you mentioned that you have to receive information about the materials that a potential window contractor can offer for you. When it comes to your house is not only about costs, you need to check the materials and the whole process also. A great window replacement service will allow to be involved as much as you can in your project no matter if it’s remodeling or a replacement.

  12. Adam Golightly
    Adam Golightly says:

    My cousin has been thinking about getting some new glass installed for her windows because she wants to be safer. She would really like to get some help from a professional to make sure that it can be done properly. I liked what you said about how she should have them evaluate costs to get a bid from several different companies in order to select the right company for the job.

  13. Kate Hansen
    Kate Hansen says:

    It was helpful when you said to find one that is licensed. We need to find one that can install new glass for our window. We’ll make sure to keep these tips in mind as we search for a window replacement contractor.


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