Finding a reputable company to handle your window and door replacement project is critical. That’s because the performance of a brand-new door or window is only as good as the quality of the installation. Poor installation could lead to costly repairs and a lot of headaches in the future. What’s more, many manufacturer warranties don’t cover windows installed by uncertified contractors.
So, how can you tell if your window replacement was subpar? Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Spokane highlights some installation red flags you should know about.
Rushed Initial Consultation
Good window contractors will take their time to discuss the specifics of your project, listening carefully to you as you describe your vision, and thoroughly addressing all your questions and concerns. They will also make sure to take accurate and detailed measurements before the installation to ensure your new units are a perfect fit.
If a window company rushes through the consultation process or pushes you to sign a contract before you’re ready, you should take this as a sign that you’re not dealing with a trustworthy contractor.
If your new windows or doors start giving you trouble shortly after the installation, that’s a huge red flag. Things to look out for include physical defects such as gaps and spaces between the frame and your windowsill, poor waterproofing and sealing that leads to leaks when it rains, and ongoing problems with normal operation. If your new windows or doors exhibit these symptoms, call a professional right away.
Not What You Expected
Many homeowners invest in door and window replacement to improve their home’s energy efficiency. If after your new units are in place, you don’t see any difference in your utility bills, this could indicate that the installation wasn’t done correctly.
At Renewal by Andersen of Spokane, you can trust our professionals to provide superior products as well as trustworthy service. Give us a call at (509) 202-4090 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Spokane, WA.