According to reports, home improvement has one of the highest business-failure rates of any industry. This can obviously create big problems for homeowners who replace their windows and doors. If you hire a Denver window and door company on shaky financial ground, they might not be around if you have questions or need warranty work at a later date.
You need to make sure that window and door company you do business with has proven themselves in the past, and will be there if you need them in the future. But don’t just ASK them if they are stable. Look for tangible proof of longevity and financial stability by insisting on see the following items.
Make sure any window and door company in Denver that you’re dealing with is substantial enough to have a realbusiness address. Contractors who work out of their trucks (i.e., the “one-man shows”) have the highest rate of failure. The unreliability and uncertainty is not worth the risk simply because these contractors may quote lower prices.
Good standing with a bank is crucial for any business. Gaining the confidence and security of its financial managers allows a company to sustain itself and endure even in rough economic times. It also gives the company the ability to innovate and grow to meet their customers’ needs.
This is written confirmation of the window and door company’s dealings with a supplier of the product they install. This letter should state that the company is good standing as a vendor and pay its bills on time.
Side Note: We have a strong relationship with Soft-Lite, one of the leading window and door manufacturers in the country. They love the Zen Windows’ business model so much that they create exclusive lines of products specifically for our company. Needless to say, we’re in excellent standing with our supplier!
You need to know if your window and door company carries general liability insurance for residential projects. A stable Denver window and door company will carry no less than $500,000…and usually around $1,000,000 of coverage.
If your window and door contractor’s insurance policy can’t cover potential damages, then the contractor would be personally liable. If he cannot cover the damages himself, you will have no legal recourse and will end up paying for any possible damages or injuries yourself.
When hiring a window and door company in Denver, remember it’s YOUR money and YOUR home. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Be sure you get everything in writing, ask all the questions on your mind, and clearly understand the answers you receive.
At Zen Windows Denver, we have maintained a stellar reputation with both homeowners and industry organizations over the years. Simply put—we’re not going anywhere. Period.
But don’t just take our word for it. Get in touch, and ask us to supply you with any and all of the items listed above.