When you look for any home improvement contractor, you want one who will do the job right, use quality products and stand behind their work. New windows are a significant investment in your home and you want the best replacement window company serving your area to sell you quality windows, install them so they’ll protect your home and if there’s an issue, you want them to fix it. But, just how do you find such a company? It seems every window company claims they’re the best or have the best product. Here are four simple steps to take that will lead you to the best replacement window company for your new windows.
Licensed & Insured
This holds true for any contractor you hire. You should make sure they carry the proper licensing to do the job and are fully insured. Although some jobs don’t require licensing, if your area requires the contractor be licensed for that job, make sure to ask about licensing. Also, ask to see their insurance certificate. Make a note of the agent’s information and call them to make sure their policy is active. Insurance protects you and the company.
Anyone can say they’ve been around the industry for years. They can also put whatever information they want on their website. There are a few ways to verify that they really are expeirenced.
- If they’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), check their listing, it will tell you when they became accredited. Remember, a company must be in business at least one year before earning accreditations. Most chapters also list the year the company was founded.
- Read their reviews on multiple sites. Most sites with reviews indicated either with an exact date or how many years ago a review was left.
- Look at their Facebook page. Most businesses set up a Facebook business page when they start their business. In fact, that’s often the first “website” a company has. Click on a few of the photos, check the date they were uploaded. That will tell you at least how long they’ve been on Facebook.
Detailed Written Contract
This should go without saying when it comes to replacement windows. You want every detail about the windows in writing. This includes the brand, window type including model numbers, as well as the accessories you select. You also want to know the warranty that comes from the installer. Only the best replacement window company will fully stand behind their installation in writing. (The manufacturer’s warranty can be found on the manufacturer’s website.)
Affordable Replacement Window Systems always provides a written contract, whether it’s for new windows or new siding. We stand behind the work we do and are licensed and insured. Our experience in home improvement goes back decades but you’ll find that Affordable Replacement Window Systems has been BBB accredited since 2016 and maintained our A+ rating. We have thorough written contracts and offer leading brands of replacement windows and siding. Does all this make us the best replacement window company? That’s up to you to decide. Contact us and find out why so many customers tell their friends about our services. You can call or text (817) 264-6509 to schedule your free estimate.