5 Tips on Installing New Windows and Doors in Your Oakville or Mississauga Home
Installing new windows and doors in your Oakville and Mississauga home can be a smooth and satisfying process. As with any other home improvement project, doing a little bit of homework will help avoid any unnecessary hiccups and enable a satisfactory job.
Here are some tips to ensure that your windows and doors deliver the performance and savings they were designed for.
Explore your options for windows and doors: The simplest way to do this is to read online about the different types of materials e.g. vinyl, clad wood, wood, etc. and energy-efficient glass options like Low-E. Being prepared helps save time and makes for a more productive initial consultation with window and door dealers. It also reduces the chances of being fooled by an unethical company and paying too much for too little.
Look for an experienced window and door company: Ask relatives, neighbours, friends and colleagues for references. This will give you an idea of the quality of work. Check credentials and Better Business Bureau ratings to determine that they have the right qualifications and experience to do the work correctly as well as to be aware of any customer service issues.
5 critical questions to ask your window and door contractor: Don’t be afraid to ask these important questions. It could save you hundreds of dollars in future problems.
What is the full name and address of the company? You want to make sure it is a legitimate business.
Does the company carry insurance? You don’t want to be liable for injuries or damage (both to product and property) that has occurred during the installation of your replacement windows.
How long has the company been in business? The longer the better. A newer business is not necessarily a problem, but their staff might be inexperienced.
Can the company provide referrals or references from previous jobs? Ask for photos of past work and a list of recent customers that you can speak to.
How do they resolve disputes and warranty problems? Some operational issues could be the result of improper installation and you shouldn’t have to pay for that.
Compare at least two or three windows and doors installation quotes: This is important not only from the price point of view but also the quality of work. Some products and services are cheap for a reason. Listen to your instincts and don’t hesitate to turn away a company who is evasive and doesn’t answer your questions.
Get a detailed, written estimate: Ensure you have everything in writing—scope of work, what’s included in the price as well as any special discounts. Employees move jobs and some verbal offers are made just to secure your business but may not be honoured. A written contract also prevents unpleasant surprises (hidden charges) when the bill arrives. Never pay the full amount before the work is completed.
Have questions about installing new windows and doors for your home in Oakville or Mississauga? Ask us! The experts at Exterior Transformations will be happy to help you.
At Exterior Transformations, we install windows and doors for homes across the Mississauga-Oakville area. Homeowners enjoy stylish designs, lasting quality and problem-free operation of their new windows and doors.
Call 905-849-8647 or contact us online for a FREE in-home consultation for new windows and doors.
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