Why Hire a Professional?
Employing the advice and craftsmanship of professionals is a smart move for any home improvement project. However, this is especially important for a door or window replacement project.
WHY should you hire an expert installer
for your window replacement project?
Quality vinyl windows and doors will beautify and add value to your home by providing energy efficiency, cost-savings and protection from the elements. Most importantly, your windows are the first line of defense against intruders and natural disasters.
Doing it yourself may seem like a viable option, as many home improvement projects do. However, if installation goes awry it can cause serious problems. Issues such as leaks, hazardous areas, damaged hardware or aesthetics will ultimately have to be redone by professionals. This can cost your window replacement project to cost twice the amount it originally would have.
You probably wouldn’t hire a vet to do your annual check-up. Similarly, you shouldn’t hire a contractor or handyman who doesn’t specialize in windows for your home window replacement project.
Hiring a professional residential window installer is the surest way to get the best quality replacement windows and doors for your home. This is because an expert installer will ensure that your window replacement project goes off without a hitch. Moreover, your windows and doors will be covered by a warranty just like all the products Metropolitan sells and installs. Above all, professional installation will avoid costly mistakes and provide security for your home and loved ones.
HOW do you ensure you hire a reliable contractor
for your home improvement project?
Once you’ve decided to begin a new home improvement project, you will need to find and hire a reliable contractor. First, download Metropolitan’s Choosing a Contractor Checklist as a simple, step-by-step guide to assist with your window replacement project or any home improvement project requiring a professional. Next, complete these steps to find a qualified expert you can trust:
- Get Recommendations:
Gather three to six recommendations using personal references and review sites such as Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Thumbtack and Yelp to find the best fit for your needs.
- Vet Potential Contractors:
Vetting your prospects could mean the difference between a successful project and some major mistakes. So be sure to ask direct, thoughtful questions to each potential contractor.
- Meet With Your Top Choices:
Once you’ve narrowed down your prospects, meet in-person to ask your project-specific questions and lay out expectations. Take notes, and download Metropolitan’s Handy Contractor Comparison Worksheet to help organize their answers to these questions.
- Take Note of Warning Signs:
Meeting with a contractor allows you to confirm their technical experience, but you also want to make sure you feel comfortable inviting this stranger into your home. Learn more about How to Protect Yourself From Hiring Bad Contractors.
- Final Meeting:
Now that you’ve found your ideal contractor, you can feel confident that your project will be a success. Before remodeling begins, complete the final six steps of Metropolitan’s Choosing a Contractor Checklist.