When it comes to replacing your current windows with new ones there are certain expectations homeowners will have. The biggest expectation is that the contractor will understand the homeowners needs. There are some important tips to keep in mind when comparing contractors.
Unless friends and family have indeed installed new windows you will need to look for some contractors on your own. A good place to start is the Internet. A simple search for Replacement Window New Jersey should yield many results.
Once you have a bunch of names you will need to take the time to investigate them. Visit the companies individual home pages. This can tell you a lot about what services they offer as well as any specials or sales they may be running.
Take the time to look up each company with the New Jersey Better Business Bureau. This will separate the real companies from the fly-by-night scam artists that do not offer a real service. Look for customer reviews for each company. You will notice patterns in reviews. If you only see positive reviews you should be wary of that company.
Your next step is to narrow the number of companies on your list to a handful. You will want each one to come out and give you an estimate. Once you have a number of estimates you will need to compare them. Keep in mind that some estimates will only be for the cost of the windows and not the installation costs. If this is the case you will either need to get the installation cost or when comparing estimates make a note of the difference.
One final word of warning is to not be pressured. Many times these companies will run limited time offers that require you to make a decision quickly. This is not in your best interest. Being pressured into choosing one company over another will only leave you with doubt once the work is done.