Single Pane Window Installers and Contractors
October 11, 2010
Many people who own older homes prefer the authenticity of their single pane windows and upgrade their energy efficiency by restoring them and possibly adding storm panels. If you have a home with single pane windows, there may be a time when restoration of one or more of the windows isn't an option and you might have to begin searching for single pane windows installers and contractors. Finding contractors with single pane experience can be a little different than searching for regular window contractors, but you should be able to find someone if you know where to look.
Finding Single Pane Windows Installers and Contractors for your Home
Many window contractors with single pane experience specialize in working on older homes. In many cases they may restore the window frame and install new glass on site, or they may have a new frame made if the old frame is beyond salvation. A few tips for finding single pane windows installers and contractors for the windows in your home:
- Old Home Enthusiasts. Talk to friends with old homes to find out if they've used any single pane window installers successfully. Inquire with local preservation organizations.
- Reputation. Check online and with your local Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been lodged against the contractors you're considering.
- Licensing. You should always ensure contractors working on your home have proper licenses and insurance.
- References. When you've narrowed your search down, check the installers' references. Talk to previous customers to find out if they're satisfied with the work done on their single pane windows
- Contract. Always insist on a contract when having work done on your home spelling out costs, payment terms, and completion date
Following these tips should help you find a reputable contractor who's able to install or restore the single pane windows in your old home.