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Questions to Ask Your Egress Window Installation Contractor

Egress Window Installation

Egress window installation is a delicate process. It involves one of the most crucial parts of your home; your foundation. Egress windows are a requirement not just for increasing light and improving air flow in the basement but also for meeting building codes. The windows can also be expensive depending on the type of windows you invest in. It is therefore important to hire the right contractor for the installation of your windows.

How can you ensure that you have selected the right egress window installation contractor? You can start by asking them some of the following questions:

  1. How long has the company been in business?

This is the best place to start. The longer the business has been in operation, the better for you. You want to hire a stable business. This is evident through years of consistent operation. A business that has been operating for a long time offers you higher chances of success.

  1. What window systems do you have experience installing?

Find out what types of egress windows they have installed in the past. You can check to see whether the systems they have experience with are good quality systems. It is important to hire a contractor that is trained and experienced in the installation of the type of window you want for your basement.

  1. How does your window system operate?

If you are interested in a specific window system that the contractor can supply, it is important to fully understand it before you invest in it. The contractor should be able to explain the ins and outs of the window’s operations. They should also let you know the benefits and disadvantages of installing the particular window system.

  1. Do you have insurance?

Not many people remember to check if their contractor carries insurance. Many more settle for the knowledge that the contractor has insurance without checking to see what it covers. The contractor should have liability insurance as well as worker’s compensation. This will protect you in case of an accident during the installation.

  1. Have you ever had customer complaints?

We would like to imagine that the best contractors never have customer complaints. However, that just isn’t possible. Any contractor will face a complaint from a customer at one point in time. The most important thing to consider is how the contractor responded to the complaints. How did they solve the problem? How soon did they attend to the complaint?

These five questions ought to be a great starting point in the search for an egress window installation contractor.