Should You Hire a General Contractor or Window Company?

A window replacement project requires a team of professionals to get the job done efficiently. After all, high-quality windows are only as good as their installation. If you’re thinking of replacing your old, drafty windows, you have two options: work with either a general contractor or a window company.

Hire a General Contractor or Window Company

As a trusted authority in replacement windows in the state, we recommend hiring a window company like us instead of a general contractor. Here’s why. 

General Contractor vs. Window Company

The decision to choose between a general contractor and a window company boils down to the scope of the expertise required to perform the job to your preferences. You may have already chosen the best replacement windows, but if they aren’t installed according to industry standards, you won’t be able to maximize their benefits.

Between the two, working with a window company makes much more sense than dealing with a general contractor. This is especially true if your window replacement involves sticking to the same-size opening or investing in custom windows made for larger, smaller or differently-shaped openings.

It also helps that you work with a window company that takes full control of the entire process, from designing and manufacturing the windows, to installing them and providing after-sales service. At Renewal by Andersen® of Houston, you don’t have to worry about dealing with different designers and subcontractors; it’s just us, from beginning to end.

What to Look for in a Window Company

If you’re hiring a window company for your window replacement, keep the following in mind:

  • Solid warranty. Most homeowners often overlook the importance of the window’s warranty – until something goes awry. As such, you need to hire a window company that offers a solid warranty. This shows the manufacturer is confident in the quality of their window. Should something go wrong due to poor workmanship or defective materials, rest assured that the company will remedy the issue. 
  • Certifications. The ideal window company should have the right qualifications and certifications for the project. After all, having your windows replaced is a significant investment. Before you hire one for the job, ask how long they have been in business. Be sure to ask for proof of insurance, licensing and bonding as well.
  • References. It’s also a good idea to ask your potential window company for a list of references. This way, you can check out their window products for yourself. You may also want to browse the window company’s website and read online reviews to get an idea of their work. 

When it comes to replacing your windows, look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Houston. Homeowners in Houston, TX, and the surrounding communities can count on our team to provide a streamlined window replacement process. Give us a call at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.