Oh no, it looks like the kids broke another window! But the last time they broke a window you tried installing it yourself. That was a headache! This time you are looking into having it replaced professionally; but how will you know what to look for? There are so many different window replacement companies. How will you know whom you can trust?
Antioch is a fairly small city so sometimes it's hard to find exactly what you are looking for but if you follow these 3 easy steps you can find a company who will fix that window quickly and headache free!
Find a company that has been around for a while
Check to make sure the company is licensed and insured
Call them and get a quote
Finding a Company that Has Been Around for a While
Did you know that Antioch is one of the oldest cities in California? Chances are that even if you've lived there a while that you had no clue. I know I had no idea!
The first and most important step in looking for replacement windows is finding someone who has been doing the job for a while.
East County Glass & Window, Inc. has been putting in replacement windows for over 30 years. That's a stand up company in my book!
Just think about it. When something has been around for a long time then is usually means the window replacement company does a quality job and that's why people keep going to it. Businesses don't keep a float if they do a bad job. I don't know about you but I don't recommend anywhere that didn't do a good job.
Cities and businesses are different in one big way. A town can't really close down from the lack of people visiting but it leads me to my connection… if a business is a good one, they've been around for a while. If a business isn't any good it shuts down because there wasn't a reason for people to keep going back.
Antioch was founded in 1850. You don't need to go looking for a company that old! But when looking for replacement windows you should probably start with those businesses that have at least 20 or 30 years under their belt.
Licensed and Insured
The Antioch Post Office was closed and opened twice before it was incorporated in 1863 and has remained open continuously since then. If you think about it, before the post office was incorporated you probably couldn't really trust that you would get your mail on time or at all!
That's really similar to when a business isn't licensed and insured, especially a window replacement business. If a business isn't licensed or insured how can you be sure that you'll get your mail on time! I'm just teasing but you get my point.
One of the professional companies that you can find that is licensed and insured in the Antioch area is East County Glass & Window, Inc.
So now you've got a couple businesses you are looking at and you are looking over the steps. The second step is an important one. If a company isn't licensed then they shouldn't even be doing business in window replacement. You might as well go hire an Antioch neighbor for that lack of security!
Every company that hires out a service must provide a license number, which tells you as a consumer that they are allowed and certified to do the job of window replacement.
If they do not provide this number then honestly there is no reason you should trust that they even know how to do window replacement properly.
Now you may be thinking to yourself, "Well if they have a license number shouldn't that mean that they have insurance, too?" You can't really assume that either. Honestly, the company shouldn't have any issue putting out that information either.
Accidents happen all day, every day. If a company doesn't have insurance it's not only most likely illegal, but also it basically says that they don't care enough about their customers to protect them from accidents that are just unavoidable. Do you really want to be a customer to a company that cares so little about you?
Get a Quote
Did you know that there are just over 100,000 people living in Antioch? The average income for a household in Antioch is about $60,000, as of 2009.
Now you've finally found a company that you think you can trust but then you think to yourself, "Yeah I know I can trust this company but how much is this going to cost?"
Give them a call! Any company worth looking into will have a phone number to reach them and will have no issues with any questions you might have including those about prices. East County Glass & Window, Inc. is one of those companies you can feel free to call.
If the company you are looking at won't give you a quote then I don't know about you but I feel that there is something not quite right going on. Either they don't know what they are talking about or it might be a sign that the company might not be what they are trying to portray themselves as on the Internet.
If you followed the first couple steps then you shouldn't run into any issues with the company not giving you a quote for free. It shouldn't cost you a dime for you to call them up and ask how much the window replacement job you want done will cost.
Let's just be honest, money is an important factor when looking for a window replacement company. You can't always say the cheapest is the one to pick; because let's face it… the price is cheapest for a reason. But usually you can stick to a price somewhere near the low end and still come out with a job well done.
So the next time Johnny breaks a window with his new ball, an unfortunate earthquake hits or (knock on wood) a burglary happens just follow these three simple steps and I'm sure you'll find a company that does quality work, cares about its customers, and won't take an arm and a leg to do the window replacement.