You’ve just brought home a brand new replacement window from Mr. Rogers Windows and Doors, and you’re ready to boost your home’s energy efficiency with your new purchase. But hold on: if you know about window replacement, you’re already aware that your new window is only as good as its installation. If you install your window incorrectly or only partially, all those energy savings are going to go out the window, literally. That’s why you need an expert window installer who is going to do the job right. But where do you find one? If you’re stumped, here are a few hot tips.
Ask A Friend
If you live in an older home, you’re probably going to need to replace more than one window in order to keep things temperature-controlled. That means you can’t afford to skimp when it comes to hiring the right contractor to install your windows. If you’re stumped on where to find one, asking around the neighborhood is a great place to start. Your friends have most likely already updated their home windows and can point you in the direction of some helpful resources. If you live in a neighborhood with lots of older historic homes, you can probably find a great recommendation from your neighbors. Ask around and see if a name keeps popping up in conversation.
Go On Yelp
If you’re not having luck asking friends and neighbors, sites like Yelp and Consumer Affairs are great resources to check out. You don’t have to go too broad or narrow it down too much in order to get a good sense of who’s favored in your area. If you want to keep it local, try searching for people who can be found within a few miles of your home. However, if you want to expand your horizons, try looking for highly-rated services or individuals. Everyone has different priorities, so don’t feel like you need to be hemmed in by other people’s expectations. If you need someone to install your window quickly, let that be your guiding criteria. If you can take your time, try doing a bit of a deeper search.
Search By Area
If you live in a city, there are probably tons of licensed, qualified workers within a stone’s throw of your home. However, if you live in a more enclosed or rural area, it might be harder to find. No matter how many choices you have, it always helps to choose someone who’s closer to home and knows the area. If you go with a worker who has installed a few windows in your neighborhood already, you won’t have to deal with any setbacks or surprises.
Check For Licenses and Certification
Before you decide on someone to install your window, always check to make sure they’re licensed and certified. Not just anyone can properly install a window, and doing a sloppy job could end up seriously damaging your home by making it vulnerable to leaks and moisture. Always ask for credentials, and don’t trust just anyone.