If your windows are weathered or broken beyond DIY repair, and you have come to realize that the repair or replacement is best left to the professionals, you may be wondering how best to go about choosing a contractor you can trust. Unfortunately, there is a lot of shoddy workmanship out there, and you don’t want to invest your hard-earned money into work which is going to negatively impact the value of your home.

When shopping around for a wooden windows repair company near you, be sure to run them through the following checklist so that you have all the information you need to make the most well-informed  decision.

Factors To Consider

Do They Have a Long Track Record of Happy Customers?

A good way of gauging this is by finding out if they have been requested to return to work on different phases of home improvement or repair projects. This indicates satisfied clients who trust their contractors.

Do They Possess All The Required Certifications?

Don’t settle for a company of staff with the minimum skills set or requirements. Companies whose staffed have been trained extensively over and above the minimum requirements show a dedication to their craft and client satisfaction, and are far less likely to cut corners or provide poor craftsmanship.

Are They Insured?

Even the most skilled and careful crew can run into mishaps, and injuries can occur in your home when work is being done. Should the contractor lack insurance, you may be liable for injury sustained on your property, to insist on this for your own protection as well as theirs.

Can They Provide References?

You should be particularly interested in their most recent jobs. If possible, speak to the clients themselves to get detailed feedback on their workmanship, ethics and behavior onsite to give you a good idea of what you can expect. Be sure to ask as to whether they would hire this team again.

Do They Guarantee Their Work?

The material providers should itself come with a warranty from the factory, but a good contractor will be able to back up his workmanship with a personal guarantee of some kind. Should there be any problems, ensure that you know the chain of command and who to approach with your concerns.

Do They Hire Internally or Sub-Contract?

If you are able to find a contractor who has their own crew, this is a good indicator that they work constantly and are able to sustain a full-time crew. Where sub-contractors are used, there are additional complications due to limited relationships and occasional administerial misunderstandings.

How Long Have They Been Operating?

It should go without saying, be we will mention it; a company which has not been operating for very long may not be around for very long - poor workmanship is not sustainable in the industry. Seek workers with at least 3 years experience, and ensure that they know exactly how to handle your type of project.

Ensure that the contractors are clear on their all-inclusive price, as well as their estimation on the start and finish date.