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An Easy Guide to Hiring a Window Contractor

Finding a reliable window contractor in the area can be difficult if you don’t know the qualities to look for. In this blog, window and door replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis shares an easy guide to how to find a window contractor in your area.

An Easy Guide to Hiring a Window Contractor

Search for Candidates

Run a quick online search and you’ll probably come up with a few dozen contractors in the area. You can pare down this list by first asking friends, family and neighbors for recommendations. Check their Better Business Bureau (BBB) profile, including their star ratings. Customer reviews can be particularly helpful, especially if the platform, like that of BBB, allows the contractor to respond to customer issues.

Call the Potential Contractors

Once you have a shortlist of window contractors in the area, it’s time to make some calls. But before you do, prepare a list of questions. Here are some frequently asked questions to get you started.

  • What Products Do You Offer? — You should consider options other than vinyl replacement windows. Composite frames like our own Fibrex® material have proven long-term performance and are more durable than wood or vinyl frames. If you have specific window styles or designs in mind, ask if the window contractor offers custom window shapes and sizes.

  • How Long Have You Been In the Business? — The longer they are in the business, the more experience they probably have with replacement windows.

  • Will This Project Require Permits? — Permits may be required depending on the extent of the project. It is the contractor’s responsibility to secure all permits, but you still need to make sure they’re secured before installation begins.

  • What Is Your Typical Payment Plan? — Avoid contractors who ask for 100% of the project cost upfront. Typically, legitimate contractors ask for a downpayment, an installment after the materials are delivered, then one or two more payments culminating in a final payment upon completion.

Schedule Appointments

At this point, you should have a much shorter list, which means it’s time to schedule appointments. A typical appointment will have the contractor inspect your existing windows and assess the condition of the existing frames and opening. If there are structural issues, they will need to be repaired and will factor into the estimated cost. You will also discuss options, including styles and colors. Legitimate contractors will give you ample time to review your written estimate. If you feel like you’re being pressured into signing it, take that contractor off your shortlist.

Renewal by Andersen of Memphis is your leading provider of replacement windows. Give us a call at (901) 779-1178 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.


"Absolutely wonderful experience working with renewal. They kept my wife and I up to date all throughout the process from the initial sales pitch to installation. They were courteous and professional throughout. The installation of 8 windows was completed in one day and the product is fantastic. Immediate difference felt inside the home and its much quieter now too. My wife and I are thrilled at our purchase. The windows are a bit pricey but worth every single penny. Wonderful product from a wonderful company. Will definitely be using them in the future to install the rest of the windows in our home."

Joseph Sipes
Jul 16, 2022

"When I say, superior service I mean just that!! From start to finish I was pleased!! Step 1, Scheduled appointment at the Home show… easy. Step 2, phone call to confirm appointment the next week….easy. Step 3, in home consultation with Keith Billingsley…..Amazing!!!! Step 4, call and cancel all other Window companies and let them know you have chosen the Best company, Anderson Windows!!! My Windows took a couple of months to come which was not a problem. Oooohhh but when installing day came ( a week early) I was lost for words. The installation team was A1 with professionalism and cleanliness!! They didn’t leave a scrap of trash on my property. It was cleaned up both days. I had Ed Tutton and crew. I had a million questions and they answered every one of them and made me feel so assured with the process. A couple of my Windows had wood rotted. They took care of it and fixed it better than when the house was built!!! Two of my Windows came in broken, it was addressed and shown to us and reorder in the same day!! They will be installed later. The Windows are so beautiful I stood in my master bedroom Windows for almost 3 hours just looking out. I hate Window grates…. I have solid glass Windows now❤️❤️! I wish I would have ordered my new front doors from Anderson Windows. So if you are looking to get new Windows you must go with Anderson Windows!!!"

Celeste Ousley
Jul 13, 2022

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