The design of your custom-built replacement windows is ready, and the installation day is marked on the calendar. However, you’re not completely ready for the actual construction until you ask your contractor these five key questions:
1. Do You Have Any Concerns About the Project?
Discovering hidden damage like structurally unsound window frames too late could extend the project’s timeline and cause you to exceed your budget. It might call for a different method of installing your replacement windows and require change orders.
Fortunately, experienced window professionals can detect hidden damage before proceeding with construction. Still, always be proactive and ask about the unknown so you understand every item in the bid and can budget for contingencies accordingly.
2. Do You Work With Subcontractors?
Choosing a company that works with subcontractors can be disadvantageous. There’s no telling whether these third-party installers possess the necessary level of competency to carry out the work flawlessly. Renewal by Andersen® is proud to be a window company that doesn’t outsource anything; from manufacturing to installation, every part of the process is handled by our own team.
3. How Will You Protect My Valuables?
Not all window contractors go to great lengths to ensure occupational safety and prevent property damage. Cleanup may seem basic, but failing to get it done might render your space unsafe and unhealthy. Make sure your chosen contractors wear protective boots and put down drop cloths to minimize the mess.
4. How Should We Communicate in Case We Need to Reschedule?
Clear communication is a prerequisite for a healthy homeowner-contractor relationship. Before work begins, decide with your contractor how you’ll be communicating, whether via email, phone or in-person meetings. Nothing is worse than being kept in the dark about a change in plans.
Whether you have five or 50 questions about replacing your casement, double hung, picture or bay windows, Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky will be glad to answer them. Call us at (502) 716-7264 to schedule your free consultation in Louisville, KY.