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Choosing Between a General Contractor or Window Installer

Are you planning to replace all your home’s windows soon? Depending on your project, you’ll likely have to choose between a window installer or a general contractor. Both offer unique benefits so it can be a bit difficult to decide on who to choose. To help you decide, here’s what you need to consider: 

Window Installer

Choose What’s Best for Your Home

Keep in mind that your window is only as good as its installation. A general contractor is a good choice to hire for your window replacement, but a window replacement contractor usually has the right knowledge and experience for the job. Unlike general contractors, window installers are more specialized and can ensure a quality installation that goes beyond what you may expect. Just think of it like this: both a general contractor and a window installer are capable of doing a window replacement, but the latter often offers a wider range of windows, top-notch installation and a better warranty.

Choosing the Right Window Contractor

Of course, when looking for contractors who specialize in replacement windows, one of the first things you should do is research and approach several prospects. Check out their websites, and see what type of window products and installation services they offer. Also, read their reviews and how they handle each window repair or replacement job.

You shouldn’t hire just any other window contractor for your replacement project, so it should be someone who has a good reputation and knows your local area. You should also ask to see their business license as well as proof of insurance. Most states require a business license to operate legally, and it usually requires that they have two types of insurance to protect the homeowner and the workers. 

Call Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri today for the best vinyl replacement windows! You can reach us at (417) 268-9301, or you can contact us online through our convenient form.


"Renewal by Andersen windows experience has been great. From my initial call to Andersen on inquiry about their windows and doors through the order and installation process everyone I’ve dealt with has been great. Great process, great product and most of all great people to work with. Thanks."

Kevin Sweetin
Feb 28, 2024

"I just bought my first house. My patio sliding door was rotten. So, I needed it to replace it. Renewal by Anderson of Southern Missouri listened to what I wanted and delivered it. They did a fantastic job of installing and cleaning up afterwards. They did it even in freezing rain that day I was scheduled to have it replaced. They even had a follow-up to check things out and do the touch ups. I'm amazed at there work. Great job Renewal by Anderson."

DKay Mikel
Feb 9, 2024

"On Feb 1,2024 my husband and I selected Renewel by Andersen for windows for our entire house. It made our house more beautiful with the picture windows. Made the outside more attractive, and on the inside. We did 14 windows. We had 4 men come to do the job in 1 day And they were very friendly, efficient,fast and cleaned up inside and outside perfectly. And most importantly we noticed the heating furnace runs less,therefore saving us money on our gas bill. We live in SW Missouri. We recommend anyone who wants to replace windows in their home to pick Renewal by Andersen. Sincerely, Darius and Nancy Durman"

Nancy Durman
Feb 7, 2024

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