Now is the time you have decided to install new windows and doors. It is an exciting time because you will be more comfortable inside and your home and it will have a whole new look to your neighbours and passersby. On the other hand, it is a significant expenditure so you may feel a little stressed. However there are some easy steps you can take to keep your stress level low.
How to avoid stress
To ensure your windows and doors installation project does not raise your stress level, here are seven practical steps that you should be taking
- Choose a contractor with a well proven reputation
- Select a budget that works for you
- Choose windows and doors that meet your needs
- Choose the right installation schedule
- Stay in touch with the installation
- Thoroughly review what has been done
- Sign off with the contractor when you are completely satisfied
Follow those seven steps and you will have a successful, stress-free installation project.
Choose a contractor with a well proven reputation
There are a host of windows and doors installation contractors in the Greater Toronto Area. Unfortunately a good proportion of these are fly-by-night operators or DIY amateurs who have decided to set up their own business. It could well be stressful to allow one of these operators to be working in the privacy and security of your home.
These are the signs of a good windows and doors installation contractor:
- Has been in business for many years
- Has consultants and installers who are experienced and have a wealth of knowledge about window and door installation
- Has a record of many highly satisfied customers
- Is a Certified Window Wise dealer
- Can install Energy Star efficient windows
- Is financially sound and can offer a full five year guarantee
Arcana Windows and Doors is a Certified Window Wise dealer and we can help you with the other six steps to ensure a stress-free project.
Select a budget that works for you
Choosing your budget and deciding whether or not you will use a financing package to cover this is perhaps the most difficult step of all. Remember that you will see a marked reduction in your energy bill if you install energy-efficient windows. You may well find that you enjoy a fast payback on your project.
Choose windows and doors that meet your needs
You may have a very good idea of the type of windows and doors that you would like to install. Or perhaps you are not sure of how best to achieve some overall function and look you have in mind. In either case it is extremely useful to talk with a skilled consultant on what types of windows and doors are available and how they can be installed in the most economic way. New innovations are being continually introduced and you need to talk to someone who keeps aware of these.
Choose the right installation schedule
Changing windows and/or doors is very disruptive. It is therefore critical to discuss with the contractor what installation schedule will work best for you. By doing this, your project can be completed with the absolute minimum of disruption and perhaps you will be surprised how fast it can all be done.
Stay in touch with the installation
You are naturally excited by the changes that are being made in your home. Your contractor will understand if you would like to visit very occasionally to see how the installation is going. In this way, you can be more assured that the final result will be exactly what you have in mind.
Thoroughly review what has been done
Once the project has been completed, you should take your time to check that you are completely satisfied. Look at every piece of work that has been completed and make sure it has been done well. Your contractor wants you to be completely satisfied. If any corrections are needed, be sure to talk to your contractor about these.
Sign off with the contractor when you are completely satisfied
You should only sign off on the project with the contractor when you are completely satisfied. In this way, you both can enjoy a successful project. And of course you should tell your friends how much you have enjoyed working with your contractor.
Why not call us here at Arcana Windows and Doors if you are considering an installation project. With our 100% Customer Satisfaction guarantee, you can be sure you will have a winning project without stress. We are waiting for your call.