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Window and Door Installer

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Window And Door Installation And Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Window and Door Installer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Window and Door Installer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Window and Door Installer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Window And Door Installation And Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Window and Door Installer - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Window And Door Installation And Service at a fair price?Find a Window and Door Installer that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Window and Door Installer prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Window And Door Installation And Service?Most Window And Door Installation And Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Window and Door Installer ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Window and Door Installer.
Do I need to use a licensed Window and Door Installer for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?You should use a licensed Window and Door Installer for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Window and Door Installer's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.
Should I use an insured Window and Door Installer for my project?Your Window and Door Installer should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Window and Door Installer need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Window and Door Installer. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Window and Door Installer's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Window and Door Installer - Services

A Window and Door Installer can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Window And Door Installation And Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Window and Door Installer - Finding and Hiring

Not every Window and Door Installer has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Window and Door Installer matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Window and Door Installer to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Window and Door Installer - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Window and Door Installer. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Window and Door Installer. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Window and Door Installer's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:



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