When deciding on replacement windows, you want to work with a reliable company that will look out for your best interests instead of worrying about commissions. Fortunately, there are a lot of honest window companies out there. They will give you sound advice and guide you to the best products to suit your style and budget. But unfortunately, there are also some bad companies that will intentionally mislead you for the chance to make a buck. That is why you want to follow these five basic rules when looking for replacement windows:
Rule 1. Don’t Buy from the First Company
You need to get at least two or three detailed quotes before you make your final buying decision. This will give you a better idea of where you stand and make sure you are getting the best information and prices across the board. In that same vein, you don’t want too many estimates. Too many numbers and information is likely to leave you confused.
Rule 2. Ask for Referrals
One of the best resources you have are neighbors and friends who were happy with the products and services they received from a specific company. You can trust your friends to be honest about their experience, and you can take a look at the company’s work first hand. And because your friends have been through the experience, they can give you tips on what to watch for and how to improve the experience.
Rule 3. Check the Better Business Bureau
Even if you get a referral from a reliable source, you still want to check the company out. And while the BBB doesn’t necessarily do anything about the reports of bad behavior, they do house a collection of the complaints and you will know if they have a history of poor workmanship. By finding a company with a clean record, you can avoid problems.
Rule 4. Check References
If you can’t get referrals from friends about a reliable company, you can pull one from the Yellow Pages or a similar resource. Just be sure you ask them for references. A great company will have a list of names you can call. These references can be a fount of information, but you will have to do some legwork to get it.
Rule 5. Don’t Let Them Pressure You Into a Contract “Today”
The company can claim there is a special deal, but it is only available if you make a down payment and sign right away. This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. They want to lock you into the contract so that you don’t go to the trouble of finding other estimates. The truth is, if it really is a good deal, it will still be available tomorrow. And when you get other estimates you will find that, for the most part, the cost of quality replacement windows will be relatively even across the board.
Get all the details before you settle on a company for Phoenix windows replacement. At Freelite, located at 331 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003, we offer an easy, no hassle, no pressure way to buy. We also provide premium quality windows and the highest standards of excellence. To get the answers to all your questions, contact us at (602) 233-1981.