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How to Measure for Window Replacement

Construction How-To, Windows & Doors May 21, 2014 Sonia


 

How to Find a Qualified Installer

If you’re thinking about calling a pro to install the windows in your home, make sure to invest as much time in finding a qualified window installer as you do in selecting the right windows for your house. Locating a qualified installer in your area may be easier than you think. Along with the traditional ways of locating installers, such as the Yellow Pages and searching businesses online, here are some fast and easy recommendations to help find qualified installers in your area:

New vinyl windows constructed with double-paned, Low-E glass can save energy and reduce the home’s power bill.

New vinyl windows constructed with double-paned, Low-E glass can save energy and reduce the home’s power bill.

Tip #1 – Go to a window manufacturer’s website to see if they have a preferred installer program. Many window manufacturers, like Simonton Windows, require contractors to go through classes and training sessions to make sure they understand the specifics of proper window installation. Once they achieve a preferred installer status, these professionals are then promoted on the company’s website in a geographic breakdown, so it’s easy for you to locate an installer that meets the company’s criteria in your area.

Tip #2 – If you’re purchasing your windows through a major home improvement center, such as The Home Depot, they will have an installer program. You can hire your installers through the home center at the same time that you order your windows.

Tip #3 – Ask your local lumberyards, distribution centers and building product dealerships for recommendations on quality window installers in your area.

Tip #4 – Visit a website like 1800contractor.com, Home Advisor or Angie’s List. Let them match you up with installers in your specific geographic area to receive installation quotes.

Tip #5 – Ask family, friends and colleagues for recommendations of installers they’ve used in the past. Choose those whose services have been stand-out top quality with your friends.