What You Should Ask When Researching Home Improvement Companies

When you are planning for a home renovation or a project that includes updating your windows, doors or roofing, you’ll have some research to do. You work hard for your money and making sure that it’s being put to good use with a reliable company that does great work is important. Taking the time to do some important research, which includes asking good questions, is key. There are some places out there that claim to be the best, but they may not be honest or ethical. This could cause a real headache for you later down the road. Here are some important questions that you should ask home improvement companies before you consider hiring them.

  1. How long have you been in business?
    The company or contractor should have experience working in the field. They don’t necessarily have to be in business for decades, but they do need to have proven hands on experience that they can prove. It is okay to ask for references. They should be happy to provide you with some without any complaints.
  2. What do their online reviews look like?
    Negative reviews online speak a lot. If there are a lot of these, pay attention – this could be a red flag. Read through the reviews and if there is a common, recurring theme that causes concern, don’t ignore it. Take time to read through the positive reviews, too. You will want to hear about other customer’s experience in quality products, workmanship, great customer service, pricing, and more. Reviews reflect the company and provides insight into how they operate and how they treat their customers.
  3. What do they specialize in?
    When it comes to your home, you want durable, lasting products and quality workmanship. This especially rings true with siding, roofing, or your window and door replacements. Know what the contractor specializes in and pick a place that is specific to what you need done. That means they are able to handle unexpected issues with ease and ensure that the project is completed the right way.

Our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors brings decades of industry expertise to each and every project. No matter how big or small your home improvement project is, we can help! We have worked on thousands of residential and commercial projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. We get the job done confidently and as quick as possible.

We gladly offer free virtual quotes on replacing your worn windows or doors with new ones that are energy efficient and insulated. Need new siding? We do that too! Ready to get your project 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.