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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.


"I've been impressed with each step so far. Josh my salesman, Gerry my project manager & the installation crew have all been great people to work with. Also, the many different office workers who have reached out to let me know how things were progressing are greatly appreciated. Thank you to all team members!"

J Nick
Nov 15, 2022

"They did a super job, matched my woodwork stain perfectly, cleaned up well after their work was done and were polite and professional."

alana mccleary
Nov 15, 2022

"From initial review and purchase to installation, this team provided outstanding service. We were informed about the project status from start to finish. Everything was clear to us. We were very please the 6 windows were ready and installed earlier than originally planned. We'll work with them again on our next window replacement project."

Jeffery Brown
Nov 17, 2022

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