Having your windows replaced is a significant investment, so it’s natural for you to want to get the most out of it. If you entrust your project to the right people, you can’t go wrong. This is why it’s essential to be careful about your choice of window installers.

There are a lot of replacement window installers out there, but not all of them will be able to address your needs and help you achieve your goals for the project. This means the selection process will require some work, but it will be well worth it.

So how can you determine if a contractor is best suited for the job? Below we’re listing the top things to consider when choosing the best window installers.

Are you planning a window & door replacement project? Download your free guide HERE.

GET MULTIPLE QUOTES

Shopping around will allow you to compare different contractors’ rates for their services and help you figure out who can offer the most value for your money. A good rule of thumb is to talk to a few local contractors.

With NEXT Door and Window, we have qualified window professionals who will assess your project carefully and offer options that fit your style and budget. Our Design & Energy Experts will guide you through our education sales experience for a tailored product solution. If you’d prefer to visit the showroom, we have three locations, Burr Ridge, Naperville, and Arlington Heights.

Please stop by for a free no-hassle demonstration. We can also bring the showroom to you with an online consultation based on your schedule. To learn more about our process, check out this post.

CHECK THEIR CREDENTIALS

Consumer protection rule number one is not to take a contractor’s word on everything, no matter how good their local reputation is. You must ensure that they are trained and have the necessary factory certifications from the manufacturers they represent. Things to verify are the contractor’s license, insurance, bond, certifications, trade association memberships, address, contact information, and project portfolio.

CHECK REVIEWS FROM PAST CLIENTS

If you want an honest opinion on window installers, ask family members and friends who’ve worked with them in the past. It’s a good idea to start checking with the people closest to you, but if none of your contacts have had experience with your candidate contractor, you can always read reviews on Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.

We have proven ourselves at NEXT Door & Window with our A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, Angie’s List Super Service Awards, Guild Quality Ratings, and Google Reviews.

What do these mean for you?

An A+ rating from the BBB means that we have passed all of the organization’s qualifications with flying colors. Almost 1,500 installations per year, and we have maintained an A+ Rating. The BBB specializes in the following:

  • Creating a community of trustworthy businesses
  • Setting standards for marketplace trust
  • Encouraging and supporting best practices
  • Celebrating marketplace role models
  • Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior

Getting a BBB accreditation means we have met the BBB’s standards. You know you can rely on us because of our professionalism and our use of top-quality materials for your home.

We have also won the Angie’s List Super Service Award numerous times. This means our reviews from past clients have been excellent. To be given this award, a contractor needs the following:

  • An overall grade of 3.5 GPA, which includes all reviews received by a company
  • A recent grade of 3.5 GPA, which includes reviews from the past three years
  • A passing review period grade, which depends on the averages of reviews received from November 1 to October 31
  • Good standing with Angie’s List

DON’T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS

Don’t be afraid to walk away if you feel that a contractor intentionally dodges your questions. Your home and money are at stake, so you’re well within your rights to raise concerns or ask the contractor for clarification. How they answer your questions should also help you gauge their level of expertise and the kind of customer service they offer.

Are you planning a window & door replacement project? Download your free guide HERE.

DON’T SIGN UNLESS YOU’RE 100% READY

No decent contractor will force you to sign paperwork on your first meeting. An honest window replacement contractor will be upfront about your project’s terms and make sure you fully understand what you’re signing up for before asking for your commitment.

House visits are not binding either. If you feel that a contractor is pressuring you into a hasty decision, take your business elsewhere. Next Door & Window will never pressure you, and we pride ourselves on having an educational sales process that is entirely pressure-free.

When it comes to replacement windows, hiring a window installer contractor with the necessary training and certifications like us at NEXT Door & Window can ensure that you will get the best products and installation practices for your home. For more information, contact us here.

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