Written by Fred Daues on May 28, 2018 in Vinyl Windows

It’s exciting when you’ve chosen new vinyl windows for your Kirkwood, MO home. You took your time in choosing the style, color, hardware, glass options, and everything in between. Now you are certain that the vinyl windows will be perfect on your house. The only thing left is to actually get the windows on your house! Before you have the windows put into place, you need to find a vinyl window installer that knows just what to do. Here are a few things to ask yourself about the installers you are considering before you turn them loose with your vinyl windows and your house.

Does the installer I’ve chosen have experience with vinyl windows?

Every home is different and every window material is different as well. Not every person who claims they can install windows actually has experience with vinyl windows. A general contractor, for example, is a jack of all trades and may not have installed windows before, or at least this type. A reliable window installer needs to have several years of experience behind them with plenty of successful vinyl window installations under their belt. They need to know what they are doing, and you can ensure that they have manufacturer training simply be asking.

Does the installer offer a guarantee on their workmanship?

You know you’ve found a good installer when they will stand behind the work they do. If they simply install the vinyl windows and that’s all you get, you might be leery of their services. The best installers will stand behind what they do and fix anything that you don’t like or that goes wrong. When you find the right vinyl window installer, most likely nothing will go wrong at all, but things crop up from time to time, and if that happens to you the installer should be willing to fix anything that arises.

Does the installer have the proper insurance?

This sounds like an obvious question and not something you have to worry about, but if you don’t ask, you’ll never know for sure, and you certainly don’t want to get caught off guard. When someone works with your vinyl windows, their company absolutely has to have insurance before you let them work on your home. If they don’t and you didn’t know it, it doesn’t matter. You’re liable if there’s an accident. Give yourself peace of mind in advance by ensuring they have the insurance they need.

Masonry & Glass Systems has been helping area homeowners with vinyl windows Kirkwood, MO selection and installation for years. Our crew has years of experience and stands by their work with pride. We’d be happy to answer your questions, both now and along the way. Give us a call at (314) 535-6515 or visit our showroom at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd St. Louis, MO 63110. We love to give free consultations to homeowners in the area so we can go over what our vinyl windows have to offer.