Checking what a contractor’s credentials are is an important part of the vetting process, but so is going through the details of the project with them. Discussing the details of the project, e.g. the warranties and the project timeline, can give you an idea on what to expect and how to best manage a project.
What Are the Contractor’s Credentials?
Ask your contractor what his license number is as well as proof of insurance for personal liability, workers’ compensation and property damage. These documents can protect you from legal action in the event something goes wrong.
Will They Be the Ones to Handle Interior Finishing and the Disposal of Your Old Window?
Use the vetting process as an opportunity to clarify and define the contractor’s responsibilities. Not all contractors offer interior finishing services, i.e., window trimming and painting, and disposal services.
Ask for Itemized Estimates
Once you’ve clarified the contractor’s scope of work, check if these services are included in the estimate. Ask for an itemized estimate to keep track of all the expenses.
What Brands Do They Recommend?
Some contractors prefer working with certain brands. Those who have extensive experience know which ones work best in certain climates, so it would be a good idea to ask for their opinion.
How Long Will the Project Take?
Whether it’s custom siding or windows, it will take quite some time for the contractor to procure all the necessary materials. Knowing what to expect and when the project will begin will put your mind at ease and prepare your home.
Does the Contractor Offer Warranties?
Ask if your contractor offers any warranties. If they do, get it in writing and ask what you need to do should you find issues with your new window. To minimize the risks of installation errors, only hire experienced contractors.
Krech Exteriors, a contractor with more than three decades’ worth of experience, offers premium windows. To request an estimate, call us at (651) 968-8888, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis.