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Picking a competent installer?

Posted by riverspots (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 23, 10 at 9:01

I plan on replacing old double-hung windows and sliding doors with same sized new Marvins or Andersen 400s. The house has wood clapboard siding. What do I need to know to figure out which contractor would do the best installation? I've gotten burned by roofers and tilers that came recommended so I prefer to know what constitutes a quality job to help weed the clowns from the craftsmen. Are manufacturer's installation instructions complete in their detail from start to finish? Would a contractor experienced with Andersen products have any problems installing Marvins?

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RE: Picking a competent installer?

You need to first determine how would like to have the windows installed.

Given that the home has wood clapboard siding, I don't foresee you wanting to undertake a siding replacement.

That rules out a new construction installation.

Insert windows can be the most straightforward or most complicated process depending on the competency of the contractor. A competent contractor should have no problem regardless of the window used.

Go look at work examples. The skill is shown in the details.

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