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Tips to Help You Avoid Window Replacement Scams

A window replacement project is an important investment. As such, you’d want only the best high-quality windows, a reasonably priced installation and a partnership with a trustworthy windows installer. At Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri, we have years of industry experience and the commitment to providing top-notch customer service.

Not every company, however, has what it takes to ensure customer satisfaction. Preying on homeowners who don’t know any better, they either have manipulative sales tactics or take on the aggressive approach of asking for payment in advance, but then do shoddy work. In today’s post, we provide tips on how you can avoid window replacement scams.

Obtain Recommendations

Beware of contractors who contact you unsolicited. Even if you are offered a big discount or an incentive, don’t be swayed into hiring their services. The best way to select the right company for your project is to obtain recommendations from friends, neighbors or relatives.

Read Customer Reviews

Before you hire a contractor that offers energy-efficient windows, check its Better Business Bureau (BBB) profile. You’d be provided with the business details as well as reviews and customer reviews it has incurred.

Review Credentials

Check with your state if the contractor is licensed or registered. It should give you peace of mind knowing that you are dealing with a legitimate window replacement company. Again, steer clear of those that don’t have any licenses to operate.

Get Everything in Writing

Home improvement scammers often ask you to pay a substantial amount before work commences. Don’t agree to it; instead, ask them to put everything into writing, including the estimate and the work agreement. Begin your search anew if the contractor doesn’t provide you with anything.

As a BBB-accredited business, you can be sure Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri will provide you excellent services. Call (417) 351-2801, or fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation.

Reviews

"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"

Loren Connelly
Nov 17, 2023

"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"

Sue Waterman
Nov 16, 2023

"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"

Kelsey Phelps
Nov 2, 2023

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