Interview Contractors to Ensure You Hire the Right One

Buying the right windows is one thing, getting the right contractor to install them is another thing entirely. You don’t want to invest all of your time in getting Ontario, CA replacement windows only to discover when it’s too late that you’ve entrusted the job to the wrong company. If you want to improve your odds of success, you need to do your research, identify top candidates, conduct interviews, and then choose the contractor for the job.

Here are some interview questions that will quickly help you to separate the contenders from the pretenders.

“Do You Have Proper Business Insurance?”

You shouldn’t hire anyone who doesn’t have the right business insurance. General liability insurance, for instance, protects businesses from claims of property damage or bodily injury. Any business working in other people’s homes should have this sort of insurance — and this protection also protects you as the customer. The service provider should also have workers compensation coverage to cover their workers since accidents always a possibility. You don’t want to be on the hook for any injuries that contractors sustain while working on your property.

“Do You Offer a Warranty?”

Finding a contractor that offers a warranty on work performed is important. If there’s a problem that you notice after the job is done and you’ve already paid, you will want some guarantee that the issue will be satisfactorily resolved. So a contract lacking a warranty is a red flag.

But simply having a warranty is not enough. You also need to dig further to find out the duration of the warranty as well as what the warranty covers. The long it extends, the better for you.

“Will You Provide a Detailed Written Estimate?”

When you’re going to invest in buying and installing replacement windows, you’ll want to ensure that you’re getting a good deal. That’s why a detailed written estimate is important. It’ll help you compare the asking price to the asking prices of different contractors. You’ll also be able to budget better if you know how much you’ll have to pay for the entire project. You don’t want a situation where you’re left out of the loop until the job is complete and you’re handed the bill. That could result in a nasty surprise that leaves you with a case of buyer’s remorse.

After you ask these sorts of questions, you’ll better be able to determine which contractor is the right one for you. At Ameristar Windows, we manufacture, install, and stand behind our Ontario, CA replacement windows. So you can get installation from the same reputable company that sells you the replacement windows in the first place. Get in touch with us at (951) 354-2711 to start the process. You can also take a look through our showroom by coming to 3453 Chicago Ave Riverside, CA 92507. Our sales staff will be able to help you compare different windows types and to assess the various features. We’re here to help you in any way we can. Get in touch today.

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