What Questions To Ask Potential Home Contractors

If your windows and doors are old and inefficient, replacing them can be a great investment that will not only add value to your home, but it will also save you money on utility bills and bolster the curb appeal of your house.  When you’ve decided to make the leap to do this kind of project, you will need to take some time and do some important research on companies and contractors. Unfortunately, there are many out there claiming to be the “best” and most experienced in a specific field, but they truly aren’t and could create a headache later down the road. Here are some important questions to ask potential home contractors before you hire them.

  1. How long have you been in business?
    A quality contractor or company doesn’t have to be in business for decades, but remember, the longer that they’ve been working in their field, the more hands on experience they have to bring to your home.
  2. What are their reviews like?
    If there is a significant amount of negative reviews online, take note – this is not a good sign. Do your research and read the negative reviews to see if there is a recurring theme. In the same way, if there are a lot of positive reviews, read through those as well and see if there are comments about quality workmanship, staying on budget, and attentive and responsive customer service. Reviews speak volumes about a company. In addition, if you should choose to ask for references from the potential company or contractor, they should be happy to give you some, with no complaints or questions.
  3. What is their specialty?
    When it comes to window or door replacements, working with a contractor that knows what they’re doing and specializes in these types of projects is key. This means they will be able to handle any unexpected issues with ease and ensure that your project will be completed the right way, the first time.
  4. What are their prices like?

Homeowners generally don’t like overpaying for things and when it comes to window and door replacements, the same goes. When you are talking to a potential company to get a quote or a bid for a job, they should be upfront with it and provide a professional written-up quote. A reputable contractor or company will never ask you to pay for a job in full until it’s completed to your satisfaction.

Our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors brings decades of experience to each homeowner’s window or door installation. We have worked on thousands of projects over the years and we know how to approach each one with confidence, so we can get everything installed quickly and efficiently, the first time. If there are any issues that arise while we’re working on your home, we will talk to you about them right away to get the problem solved.

Not sure where to get started? We’re happy to provide free quotes on replacing your worn windows or doors with new ones that are energy efficient and insulated. We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Whether it’s new windows or doors, new siding, or a roof replacement, our professional team can help you get your home updated and beautiful. Ready to get started? Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how to get your appointment on the books with us.