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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.


"Great workmanship on windows installation is done very professionally by excellent crew. Installed in a very timely manner. Excellent company to deal with."

Roy D
Feb 14, 2023

"The Springfield team was wonderful to work with , professional , friendly and knowledgeable. They all seem to take great pride in their work. These new windows are fantastic, they look great , operate so easy and the energy efficiency was noticeable from the very first day . Thank you Renewal by Andersen for transforming our home and our lives."

Pam S
Feb 15, 2023

"After years of watching the wind move my drapes and hours of difficult cleaning, I decided to get new windows. I went with Renewal by Andersen because of the great reviews and quality. From Brent who did the consult, Gideon who did the measuring, to Jason, Josh, and I apologize I can't remember the third installers name, this is the most professional company I've ever worked with. I own a 1994 double wide mobile home, so everything in this place is hard to work with. I had a bay window, 6 double hung, 2 awning, and a front door replaced.. They said it would take 2 days and they were done on time! I did have second thoughts about doing this mainly because of the cost, but once it was done, I was very happy I did this."

Gary S
Feb 18, 2023

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