Single-Hung Window Installers and Contractors

October 11, 2010

Single-hung windows are the most basic of window types. With a fixed top sash and a bottom that opens vertically, this style of window can be seen in homes across America. But that doesn't mean you should have just anyone install them for you. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect window installers for your building or remodeling project.

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4 Steps to Finding Single-Hung Windows Installers and Contractors

  1. Talk to friends and neighbors. Oftentimes, the best contractors are found through word of mouth. If you see a quality window job in your neighborhood, ask for the contractor's name. This way, you'll know their work can speak for itself.
  2. Get some background. Talk to potential contractors about their past jobs, the number of years they've worked in the business and their experience installing single-hung windows, as each window type requires a different installation process.
  3. Start with a good window. Single-hung windows typically range from $100-$200, but various factors such as material, size, and energy efficiency can all effect the cost. Speak with your contractor about what type of single-hung window to buy for your space before he begins the project.
  4. Have your paperwork in order. Go over your contract, start and stop date, payment plan, terms and conditions and any insurance forms ahead of time so both you and your window installer are clear on what the terms of your agreement are. Also make sure you don't pay all the money owed in the contract until the whole job is complete.

Single-hung windows have been updated since companies first began manufacturing them and are now considered a low-cost, energy efficient alternative to many other window types. When paired with the right contractor, these windows will give your home a classic look and have the staying power to last you for years to come.

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