So you’ve decided to renew the windows and doors for your home, and you know you’re not going to do it yourself. You look around online and you find someone who looks like they’re a good fit, but how do you make sure they do the job properly? How do you know when someone has done a professional job of installing windows and doors in your latest renovation?
This blog will give you a handy checklist of what you can reasonably expect someone to do when installing windows and doors in your home.
Are they on time?
There’s a popular image of a tradesperson as someone who arrives at inconvenient times and at their own leisure. Really, this is inappropriate in any profession and shouldn’t be tolerated. Beware installers who give vague times; they might just give a date, or say “AM” or “PM”.
A good tradesperson will know how long a job takes, take into account the possibility of overtime, and try to factor in travel time. You should try to get them to narrow their arrival to within a window of a few hours.
How is Their Communication?
If the installer is going to be late, they should let you know. It doesn’t take much effort to pick up a phone and leave a courtesy message explaining work has been delayed.
Good communication should also extend to things like being transparent with pricing. Not only should they tell you how much installing windows and doors may cost, but also let you know of the costs of any additional work that might arise during the job.
Do They Let You Inspect the Final Installation?
A bad installer will install your windows or door, let you know they’re done, and leave.
A good installer will let you inspect the work and give final approval.
If they’ve done their job properly while installing windows and doors, this is really just a matter of courtesy. People who don’t let you inspect their work may have cut corners or done poor work and are hoping you won’t notice before it’s too late.
Do They Clean Up After Installation?
Unless you specifically instruct otherwise, anyone who comes to replace windows or doors should take away the old ones as part of the service. This shouldn’t cost extra and you shouldn’t need to ask; it’s understood in the industry that it’s simply par for the course.
Some installers may not include this, but their prices should reflect it and so their costs should be lower. Anyone who expects you to pay a comparable price for a full service without including cleaning up is dodgy.
Of course, there’s an easy way to avoid the worry and hassle: just get Renewal by Anderson of British Columbia for your next job! When we’re installing windows and doors in Vancouver, we provide full service to ensure customer satisfaction. We’re always on time, always get your final approval of the work completed, and always ensure the place is as clean as when we got there — if not cleaner!