Posted on February 1, 2019
It's no secret: Home improvement is one of the most complained-about industries in the country. With just a quick internet search, you can find all sorts of horror stories from homeowners who have had bad experiences with contractors.
What's this got to do with you? Well, the sheer number of unscrupulous, unreliable, companies out there can make it hard to find a TRUSTWORTHY window and door company in St. Paul. The kind of company you KNOW you can rely on. The kind of company that will be there for you if you need them… years and even decades from now.
So, how do you know if a window and door company is trustworthy? Online reviews are always an excellent indicator. Speaking directly to past customers is also a great way to learn about the reliability of a company.
But there are a few lesser-known methods for gauging the "trustability" of a company. They have more to do with a company's financial stability, length of time in business, and licensing.
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When researching St. Paul window and door companies, make sure they have an actual business address. One of the biggest red flags that a window and door company may be unreliable, is lack of an actual office location. If your contractor is just a guy working out of his truck, you're likely not getting the stability you need from your window and door company. A company with an actual business location is more likely to be around for the long haul to serve you.
Ask a contractor for a letter from their bank that discusses their standing with their financial institution. A bank letter lets you know that the window and door company is on solid financial ground and won't go belly-up if and when you need them in the future.
A window and door company worth its salt will be in good standing with its product supplier. Ask any company you're considering for a copy of their supplier letter. You want to be sure that the company has a solid relationship with the supplier and follows correct installation procedures on all products.
A healthy company-vendor relationship is also important if need warranty service down the line. You don't want to call your window and door company a few years from now, only to find out they no longer have the same supplier. You'll then have to go through the hassle of figuring out who to call, how to get in touch with them, and when they can actually come out to service your problem.
This is a biggie. You want your St. Paul window and door company to carry proper liability insurance. Otherwise, you could be held liable if there is an on-the-job injury or accident.
Plus, liability insurance is required for most business owners. So if a window and door company DOESN'T have liability insurance—one of the most basic components of owning a business—it a warning signal for unreliability.
Looking for a St. Paul window and door company you can unequivocally TRUST? If so, contact Zen Windows. We do everything the right way—period.
We provide online quotes on excellent windows and doors in the St. Paul area. Simply click here and take five minutes to fill out the form (or call us at 763-286-6871). Once we have a little info from you, we'll follow up with a firm and accurate quote via email or phone call (your choice).
Our low overhead allows us to provide better value than most companies. And once we provide you with a quote, we NEVER pressure or badger you to move forward. You come to us when you're ready. We're always here if you have questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!