5 Tips For Hiring A Glass Installation Contractor To Install New Windows In Your Home

Purchasing new windows for your home can be a large financial investment, so you want to make sure that your new windows are installed correctly. The key to getting to most out of your new windows is to hire an experienced and reputable glass installation company. If you're ordering new windows for your home, use the following tips to find the right glass installation company to install them.

1. Only Accept In-Person Quotes

A reputable residential glass installer won't give you a price quote over the phone. When you're collecting quotes to get your new windows installed, make sure that the glass installer actually comes to your home to see the size of your windows and the condition of the window frames so he or she can give you an accurate price quote.

2. Look for Experience

A glass installation company typically works on a variety of project in addition to installing windows, such as glass tub and shower enclosure installation, mirror installation, and glass door installation. It is in your best interest to look for a glass installer that is highly experienced in installing new residential windows. Prior to hiring a glass installer to install your windows, ask how many window installation projects their company has worked on in the past year. 

3. Make Sure the Glass Installer is Licensed

Most states license glass installation contractors, so make sure that the glass installer that you hire is properly licensed. Glass installers who are licensed must pass an exam showing that they have the skills to properly install glass in order to obtain a license from the state, so hiring a licensed glass installation contractor will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you are working with a professional. Also, if there are any problems with your window installation, you can contact your state's registrar of contractors for assistance if you have hired a licensed glass installation contractor.

4. Ask About Insurance

In addition to being licensed, the glass installation contractor that you hire should also be fully insured. When a glass installer carries the proper insurance policies, it will protect you financially if your new windows are damaged during the installation process, or someone is hurt on your property while installing your windows.

5. Read the Contract

Any time you hire a reputable glass installer to install new windows in your home, there should be a written contract in place. Never sign the contract before reading each line of it. You should have a complete understanding of the terms of the contract as well as the cost, start date, and when the installation will be completed. 

For more information, contact your local glass installation services.