Windows Replacement and Installing in Pointe-Claire
We are experts in residential window replacements in Pointe-Claire & serve homeowners all over Montreal looking for high performance and good looks.
When hiring a contractor to do work on your home, you need to be cautious because, unfortunately, there are a lot of people who say they are contractors, but they are just in it to make a quick buck. They will leave you with more problems than you had in the first place and you won’t ever hear from them again. The contractors you interview may even be licensed, but that doesn’t always ensure they know what they are doing.
If you are just replacing the glass in a window, you may not even need a contractor to do the job as glass companies are trained in installation as well. However, if you are completely tearing out the old windows and replacing them with new ones, you will want to hire someone who is not only experienced in construction, but someone who knows the differences between the different window types for a home and who can advice you on the best options for your house.
Ask Questions Before Hiring a Contractor
When you are talking with contractors on the phone, don’t rush them for pricing before you can determine if this is someone you would want to do the job. If they are rude or trying to rush you into committing to the job, you probably don’t want to try and deal with them during the project. Even if they are busy, contractors should take the time to be courteous to potential customers.
Ask the contractors you speak will how much experience they’ve had in the construction business and how much experience they have with window installations. Those are basic questions they should be able to answer off the top of their heads, if they can’t, you might want to consider ending the conversation.
Find out if they plan on doing the installation themselves, with their own crew, or if they subcontract the work to someone else. If they subcontract the work out to another company, they may not supervise them as closely as they would their own crew. Also find out if they will be on-site during the installation. They may have full confidence in their crew and foreman, but they may be more hands on as well.
List your wishes. Think through how you want to use and visualize your new windows.
Come up with a number you won’t lose sleep over, and then add in 10 percent for any overruns or unexpected findings.
Negotiating with Bokor Renovation is easy. The key is to understand where the costs come from, both time and materials.
Contact Bokor Renovation today for your Windows Replacement by phone or contact form.
Check Up on Them
Once you have narrowed down the contractors over the phone, ask to see pictures of some of their work and ask for customer references. It is important to see the quality of their work before they tear into your house. If you are not happy with what you see in their pictures, don’t hire them. Chances are they won’t do any better on your home.
Don’t hesitate to call on their customers and feel them out about the contractor and their crew. Find out how their experience was with the contractor, ask if they were satisfied with the work they did and find out how well their windows are working for them. If the contractor did a lousy job, you will get an earful and you can mark that contractor off your list.
Bokor Renovation can help you select windows for your home that will help you with your energy costs and still look great at the same time. They may have someone in their list of contacts who they buy the windows from or they may have you pick them out at a retail chain and install them for you. Talk to the contractor about why you need the windows redone and what you expect from them. It is hard to satisfy someone’s expectations if you don’t know what they are, so let them know what you like and don’t like.