Questions to Ask your Window Contractor

Getting new windows in Westminster, CA is a large investment. You want to mitigate risk by making sure your project is in the right hands. Because even a great window installed poorly will not look and perform as it should.

  1. What is the Full Company Name and Address?

Not only do you want to hire a company that is fairly close by, but getting a street address means they have a storefront you can visit if you have questions or concerns. A P.O. box isn’t going to cut it. Also, local contractors will know the building codes for the area and they will work to give you the best materials and products for the climate. Getting the name and address will help in your research and mitigate risks.

  1. How Long Have They Been in Business?

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but more mature companies who do a lot of business in the area carry less risk. That said, every company has to start somewhere. That is why it is helpful to also check licensing and references when comparing companies.

  1. Is the Company Licensed and Certified?

Accreditations and certifications are essential. This type of documentation shows the company has the knowledge and skills to complete your project. Granted, not all states require licenses for contractors, so check with the local licensing authority for details. And remember, a business license is for tax purposes only. It does nothing to relay the company’s competence.

  1. Do they Carry Insurance?

Window installation contractors should carry personal liability, worker’s compensation, and property damage coverage. Ask to see the insurance certificates to make sure they are viable and up to date. Otherwise, you might be liable for an injury or damage that occurs during your project.

  1. Can They Provide Referrals from Previous Jobs?

Any company worth their salt should be able to give you a list of names and phone numbers for projects like yours. If you get a list of ten, you know you are in good shape. You do not have to contact everyone on the list. Simply reach out to four or five random clients. Ask if they were satisfied with the work or if they had any problems with the contractor or installers. You can also ask if workers showed up on time and if cleanup was satisfactory. This communication will give you a feel for what you can expect and whether you want to continue doing business with the company.

  1. What Type of Warranty do They Carry?

Typically, a workmanship warranty lasts for a year or more. This is a signal that the company stands behind their work. And with the manufacturer’s warranty covering any product defects, you get coverage on the complete window system. Be sure you understand both policies and know what you need to do if an issue arises.

 

Call Us Today!

Looking for the best Westminster, CA windows company? Seaport Windows and Doors will rise to the challenge. We offer first rate workmanship, quality products, and fair pricing. Our goal is our complete fulfillment from initial phone call to project completion. Call us at 714-220-3939 to schedule an appointment or come by 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 to check out some of our product offerings.

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