Home window replacement projects can be both exciting and exhausting. Not only do you need to pour over mountains of information regarding window types, materials, and more, but also you face the challenge of finding a contractor you can actually trust.
While discovering a trusted contractor is easier than you might think, there’s no point in trying to locate Mr. Perfect Window Installer himself until you choose the specifics regarding your home window replacement project. Let’s took a quick look at some home window replacement tips that will save you time and stress when researching your next big project.
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Are you loving the idea of installing new windows in your home, but aren’t sure if you have the money to do it? Let’s say you’re finally ready to pull the trigger on those new home fiberglass windows you’ve been thinking about.
The timing is perfect: cold winter storms will soon be replaced by spring’s warm embrace. Before you know it, the brutal heat of summer will engulf your home while trying its best to roast you inside like a turkey in an oven. You’ll hardly notice, however, because you’ll be sitting behind your new energy-efficient windows as you sip an iced tea.
There’s just one problem. How are you going to pay a contractor to install those windows today if you don’t have the capital to pay for them upfront?
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When examining the cost of window replacement options available on the market, you can take the same approach you would when purchasing a car. You can buy a beat-up, late-1970’s Pinto (not that there’s anything wrong with that), a reliable and trustworthy minivan, or a crazy suped-up car with LCD’s in the back. Each option comes with different features – or lack thereof.
If the cost of window replacement options feels a bit overwhelming right now, a HomeProHub Consultant can help you navigate the crowded parking lot of choices. In the meantime, here’s a closer look at window replacements from dirt cheap to deliciously lavish. (Please note that the prices below represent the averages for each individual opening in a wall.)
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If you are embarking on a home improvement project by yourself without the services of professional consultants, there’s a good chance you’re utilizing different resources for finding a contractor. Kudos to you for trying to use these tools to better educate yourself on home improvement contractors in your area.
We have a sneaking suspicion that you’re utilizing one, some, or all of the following resources: family and friends, Yelp, Better Business Bureau, Diamond Certified, Yellow Pages, and Angie’s List. While we can’t deny that these are usable tools, it is essential that we keep them in perspective. Yes they can be helpful, but often there’s more than meets the eye. Using them as a sole resource for authoritative contractor information is dangerous. With that in mind, let’s examine some inconsistencies and flaws for each resource.
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Let me answer the question in the title of this blog right away. The one thing that I know you have in common with Ward and June Cleaver is that when you start the process of hiring your next home improvement contractor you’re going use just about the same exact process that homeowners used back in the 1950’s!
How could the process of hiring a home improvement contractor not have changed in 50-60 years? Is it because it works so well? Heck no! It doesn’t work at all! Take a look at these lists of the top complaints in each category tracked by The Office of Consumer Affairs and The Consumer Federation of America:
Office of Consumer Affairs
- Home Improvement Contractors
- Auto Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Lemon Law
- Foreclosure assistance
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