How to find the best window contractor in your area
Window contractors should really care about their work. Making the right choice is often the difference between a quick, affordable project and a long, expensive problem.
Town and Country Glass is here to make it easy for you to find the best window contractor for your next project around the house, at the office or any other place with a need for window installation, repair or replacement.
What separates a reliable window contractor from a bad one?
Before you work with any contractor, check the Oregon Construction Contractors Board. This will help you get a few details on the person or team you are trusting to work on your home, such as:
- Their CCB license number
- Their current license status (active, inactive or suspended)
- Bankruptcy and legal arbitration history
- Disciplinary actions against the contractor
If you are not able to locate a contractor on this list, you may want to keep looking. Remember that some of the time, the contractor’s license may not be in the company’s name, but rather the business owner (which is the case for T&C Glass!).
What should I do when I find a window contractor I want to work with?
Before any contracts are signed, make sure you know whether or not you have to pay for a work estimate. Some contractors charge just to inspect your property and submit a bid to work for you.
After you meet and discuss the project at hand, a contract should be drafted that addresses
- Start date and project deadline
- Overall scope of work
- Down payments, if any, and specific costs for labor, materials and travel
- How and when payments will be made (by check or electronic transfer; weekly, monthly or at the end of the project)
If you are not familiar with writing a contract, you may want to ask an attorney or a friend with contract negotiation experience for help.
What if I have a problem with my window contractor?
Your contract should include what will happen in the event of a problem. This can include:
- Failure to work in a safe manner
- Damage to the property
- Missing the deadline or payments
- Unforeseen complications
You can include details about arbitration, amendments to the contract, what do to if one party cancels and more. Make sure you understand the details before you sign anything.
T&C Glass works closely with clients to ensure that contracts protect both parties, and that both parties know what they are getting. Get in touch with us today to request an estimate on your next window installation, repair or replacement!