Having the windows in your home repaired should be met with ample thought and consideration as to which contractors you will choose, since this will determine the quality of the repair job and whether or not the ensuing cost will be worth it. For one, there is no use hiring a repair service that doesn't do much to improve the condition of your windows. Here are some of the basic things that every homeowner needs to know about contracting
A sure way to ensure that your contractor will do a quality job is to ask his previous clients about how he takes his projects, so it's important to ask him for a list of referrals before getting his services. Interview these clients and learn as much as you can about the contractor's quality of output, his work ethics, etc.
There are contractors that, while you're actually hiring them, they are in fact hiring another subcontractor to do the actual job for you. In some cases, this can be a plus, since the professional you hired will be able to better screen the actual people working on your window repairs. If this is the case, you should also check the third-party contractor's referrals.
Having a written contract is extremely important, since you will need this as a reference to the actual specifics of the window repair project, as mentioned by an article from Dummies.com:
[The contract] should describe the project in detail and what materials and products will be used, as well as labor costs, and the contractor’s name, address, phone number, and license numbers with the city and state.
or repair professional can assure you that you won't have to pay for any injuries the repairmen may incur through the course of the project since they have workers compensation. They should have liability insurance, as well, ensuring that any faulty repair or botched job can be compensated.
Window contractors should be professional, efficient, and should possess good communication skills to report any problem with the project directly to you. Choosing anything less than reliable contractors puts you and your windows at risk.
(Article Excerpt and Image from
Questions for a Contractor or Home Repair Specialist
, For Dummies)
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