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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: 

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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.


"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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