When you work on something as important as replacement windows in Tualatin, OR for your home, that’s a large project and you want everything to go just right. You are the homeowner and you get to make the decisions. There aren’t generally hard and fast timelines on new windows so you can take your time with the process—and you should. Taking time with every decision will help you to avoid mistakes that you might regret later. One of the first things you will need to do is find a company you want to work with on the project. Here are a few regrets you might have if you choose the wrong company…and how to avoid those situations.
Regret 1: Not Spending Enough Time Searching
It takes some time and effort to find the right window company. If you simply choose the first company you run across, things might be fine…or they might be a disaster. It’s important to take your time in finding the right company so you have confidence in those professionals moving forward. You need to visit their websites, check out reviews, talk to them on the phone, and visit them in person to ensure they are the right professionals for your situation.
Regret 2: Not Asking For Insurance/Licensing
Every window company on the market should have the proper insurance and licensing, but ‘should’ and ‘definitely do’ are two different things. As the person hiring them, it’s up to you to ensure they have the proper background and paperwork. If you don’t ask if they are licensed and ask to see the documents, you can’t know for sure. If you don’t ask about their insurance, you assume, but you never really know. You don’t want to get caught up in a sticky situation and it’s never a bad thing to ask and find out for sure that things are lined up well.
Regret 3: Not Reading Reviews To Find Out The Truth
Replacement window company websites are a great place to start and you can tell a lot of things about the types of windows they have, the history and background they carry, and other such things. But keep in mind that they are going to place customer comments on their website that are positive. Of course, right? It can be a mistake and something you might regret if you don’t look at websites outside of their company site to read up on reviews. You might find out later that they have a terrible reputation, but you didn’t know because you didn’t check those reviews. Then, you have to deal with their poor service.
Regret 4: Not Sticking To Your Budget Under Pressure
Window companies shouldn’t pressure you into anything you aren’t comfortable with and they should help you stay on track with your budget. However, not all companies offering replacement windows in Tualatin, OR are reputable and you might have regrets later about choosing a company that tries to upsell you. The professionals at Advanced Energy Services will never do that.