Like most home improvement projects, window replacement requires careful planning and preparation. Part of your preparation will include your initial consultation with your potential contractor. Take the time to read these tips and ideas on how to prepare for this crucial part of the window replacement process.
What Happens During the Consultation?
The purpose of a meeting with your contractor is to help you find the ideal windows for your home. Your contractor will meet with you at your home and learn more about your needs. To help you visualize your replacement windows, the contractor will show you different samples of window designs, materials and colors, as well as discuss the pricing for each. They will also take evaluate each window and show you options to upgrade your openings.
Once you’ve selected the windows that best fit your home, your contractor will provide an estimate that provides a full picture of the expenses and time required to replace your existing windows. In addition to that, they may also bring up payment options, including financing.
How Can You Prepare for the Consultation?
Here’s what to keep in mind when preparing for your consultation:
- Write down all questions. Before the meeting, it’s best to write down all your questions so you won’t forget anything. If new ideas or questions occur to you during the meeting, you should also jot them down, so you can bring them up with your contractor before your consultation comes to an end.
- Prepare for questions. Your contractor will not be the only one answering questions during the meeting. As such, do your research ahead of time so you can answer any questions thrown at you. For instance, your contractor may ask you about design preferences, color preferences and energy efficiency.
- Be as clear as you can. Clear communication is vital to the success of your project. Both you and your contractor should be on the same page regarding expectations on schedule, budget and project scope. This allows for a much smoother process from start to finish.
When it comes to top-quality Simonton® replacement windows and doors, Polar Bear Exterior Solutions is a name you can trust. Give the Polar Bear team a call at (425) 290-5579 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate. We’ll be happy to discuss which window options will best suit your needs.