Equip yourself with the right information to avoid scammers and identify scams before they can ensnare you. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle talks about three common replacement scams and ways to avoid them.
Common Window Replacement Scams
One common window replacement scam is when a company offers low prices on windows and installation but then charges you highly during and after doing the work. You will get scammed or see service price changes if you don’t sign a work contract with your window contractor.
Another example of a scam is when the company uses subpar materials to replace your windows, leaving you with poor-quality windows that last only a short time.
Scammers lack the certification to install a renowned manufacturer’s window products. After they finish your project, you can expect your windows to last for a year or less. Furthermore, you won’t have any manufacturer’s warranty because an uncertified window installation team did the project.
Red Flags to Watch out For
It’s easy to identify scamming window companies. Be wary of companies that don’t provide references or aren’t willing to provide proof of licensing and insurance. Don’t give in quickly to contractors offering drastically lower prices than other competitors. Impossibly low prices are typically their excuse for poor workmanship or the use of shoddy materials.
Avoiding Window Replacement Scams
- Get multiple quotes and compare the services and prices of different companies.
- Check reviews online, get references and ask for proof of licensing and insurance before hiring any company.
- Ask lots of questions about the project to understand the contractor’s window replacement process.
- Ensure your contractor issues a contract that details the scope of work, materials used, payment terms and other important details before the project starts.
You won’t get scammed if you work with reputable window contractors known for high-quality window products and services. Renewal by Andersen of Seattle has installed and replaced many windows for homes in your neighborhood. Call us at (206) 777-0954 or fill out this contact form to get a free estimate.