Questions to Ask your Window Installation Contractor
The windows of your home are very important. They provide you with insulation, let sunlight into your home and can also be an attractive addition to your home décor. If you are having windows installed in your home, there are several questions you will want to ask you window installation contractor to make sure they are providing you with the best service and the best possible windows for your home. These questions are as follows.
Are You licensed and insured?
Before starting work with any contractor, it is important to find out if they are licensed and insured. A license will ensure that you are working with a qualified contractor, who knows what he or she is doing. Insurance will help to protect you in the case that an accident occurs while the work is being performed.
Do these windows have extra panes?
Today’s windows can come in double and triple paned varieties. These windows can help pay for themselves, as they provide significant energy savings. Not only do the extra panes provide an added thickness that protects from the outside air, but there is also usually some sort of gas between the panes like argon or krypton. These gases add to the insulating properties.
Will new trim be included?
When you are having windows installed, the trim is always a consideration. If you are replacing windows, it is always a good idea to get a new trim. Your old trim is likely to get damaged during installation, and you also run the risk that it will not match your new windows.
Ask your contractor if new trim will be included in the installation and, if not, what the additional cost will be. Also, make sure that the new trim supplied is a good match for your current windows.
What kind of mechanism will be used for opening the closing the window?
If you are getting new windows, you need to consider what kind of mechanism will be used to open and close the windows. If you are replacing windows, it is likely that you will have to go with whatever mechanism was used for your previous set, as this can rarely be changed.
If you are getting new windows, their opening and closing mechanisms can affect how the space of the room is used. Clearance may be needed to allow the window to be opened.
Windows can be ‘tilt and turn’, with combination hinges that can open vertically or horizontally. Butt hinges are the simplest opening mechanism with hinges attached down one side or along the top edge on a ‘top-hung’ casement.
If you are looking to get windows installed in your home, call Mhx Designs first. Mhx Designs is knowledgeable about windows, ensuring you end up with an energy saving product that best suits your home. We are licensed and bonded, work quickly and efficiently, and will always give you a fair price. Hire us, and we guarantee that you will have great windows that will last the test of time.