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Look for These First Before You Sign Your Contract

After accepting your trusted contractor’s bid for your replacement picture or casement windows, you can finally move on to signing the contract. It’s recommended that you read it thoroughly and carefully, because the contract will serve to protect both parties during the renovation process.

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So long as you hire expert installers such as Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey, then you won’t have to worry about signing a bad contract. However, it’s still important to look for a few important items that should be included in a typical window replacement contract, which include:

An overview of the project – This is the scope of the project that includes details you shared and goals for the project. Make sure that your hired contractor is clear with this.

Timeline – This sets the milestones for completing the project, as well as a finish date. See if you can find the part of your contract that spells out penalties for missed deadlines or late work. It might be under the payment section if it doesn’t have its own section.

Who’ll Secure the Permits – Before signing anything, this should be part of your contract. It should say that your hired casement and picture windows contractor will secure all necessary permits and required licensing for your project. If you can’t see anything in your contract that addresses this, bring it up to your contractor to have it revised.

Contact Information – This ensures that you’re able to contact your contractor if you have a problem. This includes their mailing address, phone numbers, a fax number (if available) and an e-mail address.

Proof of License and Liability – This is to make sure that the contractor is licensed in your area and carries the appropriate amount of liability insurance that will protect you should something happen during the replacement process.

Outline of Materials and Costs – Make sure to look for a detailed list of materials that will be used for the project. This should also detail whether the materials will be new or sourced from another site, who will purchase materials, and if there’s an additional delivery fee to be paid.

As the best installer in the area, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey is confident that we’ll install your windows done professionally and efficiently. You can reach us by calling (908) 497-1020 or through our online contact form. We serve Staten Island and surrounding NJ areas.


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