When the time comes to buy replacement windows in Auburn, WA, you’ll need to ensure that you find qualified contractors to install your windows. It goes without saying that after finding the windows you want and buying them, you don’t want to leave the job of properly installing them to just any service provider. In the same way that you might do a bit of digging to find the right mechanic, dog sitter or family doctor, you’ll want to take your time to find the right installer.
How can you be sure that you find the right replacement window contractor to install your windows the right way…the first time? After doing some research and compiling a list of potential candidates, here are 4 questions you should ask to find the right contractor.
- Are You Licensed?
Ask contractors on your shortlist whether or not they are licensed as contractors in the industry. While nothing’s for certain, there’s a certain built-in protection if you deal with contractors who are licensed. It should help protect you from fly-by-night operators who promise the world, but sometimes come up short of expectations. Licensed contractors demonstrate that they take their trade seriously.
- Do You Have Business Insurance?
While you’ll want to hire a service provider with contractor insurance, you’ll also want someone with business insurance. Don’t be shy! Ask to see their certificates of insurance to verify that they have comprehensive liability insurance as well as workers’ compensation insurance.
- How Much Experience Do You Have Installing Replacement Windows?
Have the contractors been in the business of installing replacement windows in Auburn, WA for a short time? That doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t good at what they do, but a longer track record of success in installing replacement windows will increase the odds of your being happy with the end results. While there’s no magic number of years of experience to look for, contractors with at least a few years of experience are a better bet.
- Can You Provide Me with References from Past Customers?
One of the best ways to find out about the skill level of contractors is to speak with their past customers. Ask the contractors for references and take the time to contact some of these customers to find out what their experiences were like, if they were happy with the results and if they would recommend the contractor. In the event that contractors are reluctant to provide references or don’t have any recent ones, take that as a warning sign and eliminate them from contention.
At Emerald City Energy, we have you covered if you need Auburn, WA replacement windows and professional installation services. Our professional installers have many years of experience putting in all sorts of replacement windows in and around the Auburn, WA region. Whether you want vinyl, fiberglass, or wood windows, we have you covered. Literally and figuratively! Call us anytime at (425) 228-1792 for a free consultation. You can also stop by our office located at 906 Industry Dr Tukwila, WA 98188 for an in-person consultation.