Whether you want to upgrade your home’s look or energy efficiency, new windows will help you with your goals. Replacing old, deteriorated windows will also improve your property’s protection against harsh weather conditions and outdoor elements. That said, you must carefully choose who you hire for your project.
Keep in mind that window replacement can involve significant costs, making it essential to work with reliable professionals. Here are some scams and manipulative sales tactics.
Prices That Are Too Good to Be True
Beware of contractors that offer significantly lower rates than others. They might present you with a quote with a low price, but then later ask you for more money. These contractors can propose rates for window sizes that are not suitable for your home, meaning you’ll end up spending more.
Obtaining multiple quotes from different companies will help you distinguish the best one for your project. Before hiring, make sure you have a written contract that includes all the work and costs involved in your project. If a deal appears too good to be true, read the terms first to find out if there’s a catch.
Asking You to Seal the Deal Immediately
Reputable contractors will never pressure you to agree to anything you aren’t ready to do. They understand that window replacement is a major investment, and you need time to decide. Think twice about hiring an installer that insists you must sign immediately or else you’ll miss out on a limited-time deal.
Bait and Switch
Another common sales tactic that unreliable companies use is bait and switch. It starts by offering you a certain service and changes it after you’ve signed with the company. The salesperson might say the team will be using a certain window style, but once you hire them, they will make drastic changes that can increase the cost of your project.
Choose a dependable contractor like Twin Cities Siding Professionals for your new windows. We only work with leading manufacturers in the industry to provide you with reliable home improvement services. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients around Minneapolis.