Before hiring window or roofing contractors, it would help to meet or speak with them first. Consulting different contractors can give an idea about the cost and scope of your project. It also lets you know more about your potential window installer and what options they offer.
Here are essential questions to ask during window replacement consultations.
How Does Your Windows Operate?
A skilled contractor can help you choose the best style of windows for your home and needs. When selecting windows, consider factors like privacy, security, ventilation and cleaning. Operable windows like double-hung and casement units are ideal for those who want to improve ventilation. If your goal is to reduce your heating and cooling costs, then look for energy-efficient windows.
Are There Hidden Fees?
Before signing anything, make sure to ask about hidden fees. Doing so will also help you determine if any problems with your home. Inquire about hidden fees and for what services they are applicable to. Usually, hidden fees are only incurred during serious situations where the consultant can’t determine the problem with the window. It’s also more common on bay and bow window replacement projects.
Another thing you should do before hiring a contractor is research. If you need roofing services, you can search “local contractors to repair my roof.” But in this case, you should look for, “window contractors near me.” Once you have a list of potential contractors, check out their websites, and see if they have photos of their previous works. It would also help to read reviews and ask for references.
What Exterior and Interior Finishes Do You Offer?
You must choose an interior and exterior finish that blends well to the rest of your home. The installation method usually determines the best type of finish for your windows. For instance, full-frame replacement typically comes with a vinyl brickmould for appeal and weather protection. However, other companies may offer to finish a full-frame installation with aluminum cladding but it may have additional costs.
Turn to BFARR Contracting for quality window replacement services. We also specialize in residential roofing services such as roof repair storm damage. Call us at (321) 444-6446 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.