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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.


"Quality product, quality workmanship. Everyone I interacted with at Renewal by Andersen of SW Missouri had pride in their work from sales to financing to project oversight to installation. It must be a great company to work for because that shows in the professionalism of the staff. Best of all, they want happy customers and go out of their way to make sure that happens. Yes, I love my windows (but I knew I would--it's a great product). Friendly, helpful, easy financing, and yes--they pass costs on to the customer for this, but it meant that I was able to get the windows I wanted and needed for my creaky, lopsided old house. Couldn't be more pleased."

Aug 11, 2023

"The company representative who met with me initially was very direct, told me how the process would go, explained about why Anderson windows are of such good quality and how they stand by their products and their workmanship. My 3 windows arrived when they said they would, & the men who installed them were very professional, polite, & efficient. They showed me how the windows work and left the room as tidy as it was before they did the installation."

Judith Peavey
Aug 14, 2023

"We just had our windows done by Renewal. They kept us informed about the progress of manafucture & installed at the approximate date. Good qualtity & if you didn't know that there were screens on the windows you would think they were missing. Very clear view. Great in this hot weather, the house stays cool."

Jerry C
Aug 22, 2023

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