In all seriousness, it's far too easy for less than reputable window and door companies in Seattle (or anywhere else for that matter) to cut corners and pad profits at your expense. And it's even easier for them to close up shop and just re-open their business in another name when things get too hot.
Please understand, there are a few great window and door companies in Seattle. And we are in no way saying they are all bad. What we are saying is that it is difficult to tell the difference between the good and the bad.
Three references and an active business license just aren't good enough anymore.
Did you know that there are actual companies out there that you can hire to write positive reviews? Or even act as "references" for your business. Fake reviews and references are becoming more and more commonplace.
In fact, there are articles in Forbes Magazine about it, and there was even a research paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research...It's insane. Just do a simple internet search for "fake reviews" or "fake reviews, Forbes" if you want to read more about it. That is why it is so critical for you, as a homeowner, to perform your due diligence.
Here are four things any reputable company that does window replacement in Seattle, Issaquah, Redmond or anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest should provide you:
The harsh reality is that industry standards just aren’t good enough. If they were, do you think that home improvement would be one of the most complained about industries? Any reputable company has a set of standards they abide by. And they should give you a copy. You can find ours right here.
A contractor should provide you with a copy of an active – in good standing – license. A copy of their current insurance, a banker’s certification letter, and letters of good standing from suppliers. You can find ours right here.
A contractor should be involved in trade associations and peer type organizations. They should always be trying to improve and hone their craft. Always find out what a contractors peer groups are saying about them. You can view our awards, accolades and certifications right here.
What you want are handwritten and signed testimonials. We have paper copies of all testimonials we publish on our site. Just let us know if you want to see them. You can read our clients testimonials right here.
Want to see some of our work? Interested in what we can do for you? Read about some of our case studies here.