The state of Florida is affected by hurricanes more than any other US state. Since 1851, there have only been 18 hurricane seasons where Florida was not impacted by storms. However, since the year 2000, there have been about 65 tropical storms and hurricanes that have hit Florida. These storms have caused billions of dollars in property damage.
When it comes to installing, maintaining and repairing your hurricane windows, who do you trust? Here are some tips to help you select a reliable contractor.
Find a contractor before you need emergency service
Sadly, after a hurricane or tropical storm, many people will try to scam or take advantage of homeowners knowing that they need repairs done at their homes. Doing your research before you actually are faced with an emergency is the best thing to do. Look for a licensed and insured contractor with a good track record. Ask your friends and family for referrals to contractors and review their website and reviews.
Why experience is important?
You will want to choose a contractor who can recommend and install the best type of protection for your home and your budget. You can be confident that you are getting professional service from a contractor who specializes in these products, rather than a company that only appears in the area during hurricane season. You will also want to ask questions about who will be installing the windows, if they are certified, and if they can provide proof of certification. Find out what kind of warranties are offered on their products.
A good contractor will be versatile
It is important to choose a contractor who will be able to come to your home and repair any damage to all types of windows. Research companies before you need the service and look for companies that are specialized in hurricane protection products.
Look at customer reviews
When selecting a contractor to install impact resistant windows or hurricane shutters, look for one that has a long-standing history and positive customer service reviews. Reviews can be found on the Internet on various websites and may also be found on the company’s website. You can visit the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and search for the company and see what kind of rating and if there are any customer complaints made with the bureau. Also, you can ask the company if they keep customer satisfaction ratings and if so ask for their ratings.
To learn more about impact windows and hurricane shutters, you can visit Castle Impact Windows at http://www.castleimpactwindows.com/.