Watch Out For Window Contractor Scammers This Spring

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As the weather gets warmer and people spend more time outdoors, homeowners begin considering various exterior improvement projects, such as new roofing, siding, remodeling and window replacement. It's generally very easy to find a person or company who is willing to do the work; but, here are a few ways to tell if the person is right for the job

Evergreen Door and Window, a Chicagoland exterior remodeling company wants consumers to be vigilant in avoiding scam artists who masquerade as home improvement contractors this coming Spring.

Everyone has heard the unfortunate stories of people hiring re-modelers who do such a bad job that the house is worse off when they leave, or the tales of fly-by-night companies that put on a good show in the beginning, but take the money and run, leaving the job unfinished--without any way to contact them.

Some Rules of Thumb When Considering a Contractor:
Because your home is one of your most important investments, it's a wise idea to not let just anyone work on it. Because your home is an investment that also houses your family, special care must be taken to ensure that the integrity of the structure and all of its contents are kept intact and protected as any improvements are made to the exterior.

Is a Contractor Really Necessary?
When it comes to windows, it may be tempting to do the work yourself. Installing brand new windows in a home that is being constructed, adding windows to a new addition, or even replacing windows in an existing home may not seem like a very difficult task, but windows can play a big role in the overall look and feel of the home. Not only are they highly visible from both inside and out, but windows also play an important role in your home's energy efficiency and it may be a wise decision to find professional help for a task of this magnitude.

An experienced contractor will have the training and tools needed to make sure the job looks nice, and can perform the precise measurements needed for custom windows. Because mistakes with windows can end up being expensive, hiring a contractor who specializes in window installation from the start can often be the most cost effective choice.

Tips for Choosing Your Contractor:
Decide on an installer who not only provides good service, but who can also bring you high quality products. In order to find a good contractor, ask friends and neighbors for suggestions, based on contractors who have done good work for them. Also check with your local Better Business Bureau and search their website ( to make sure the contractor you're considering does not have an unfavorable record.

Further narrow your list by exploring your potential contractor's website. Look for testimonials, but also take note of how long they have been in operation. Be wary of companies that seem to have sprung up overnight.

Don't let your decision be influenced solely by cost. If the contractor is inexpensive but does horrible work, you will spend more money in the long run getting their mistakes corrected.

If you want to purchase a particular brand of window, it's important to remember that the ideal contractor should be fully trained and certified to sell and install that brand of window.

Finally, find out if the contractor has the proper licenses and insurances needed to perform this type of work in your city.

Remember that Spring is a time of fresh beginnings. The budding leaves, greening lawns and blooming flowers hold the promise of all that is to come as the year progresses. Get the most of the this season and the seasons that follow by finding the most qualified team to do your home window installation.

About Evergreen Door And Window:
Founded over 50 years ago, Evergreen Door and Window is a family owned and operated company. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of product quality and service. We are a company that wants to earn your business today and your grandchildren's business in the years to come.

When it's time to invest for the long term in your home, you need a consultant you can trust. That's why at Evergreen Door and Window, we train our consultants to educate our customers in the products and services offered so that you, the customer, can make an educated decision when it comes to the care of your home.

The mission of Evergreen Door and Window is to be the exterior remodeling contractor of choice in the Chicagoland Area.

We will reach this goal through maintaining our commitment to provide the highest quality products, installation and service to our customers. We continually improve the knowledge base of our staff through regular product and installation training.

For further information, please visit:

Evergreen Door and Window
3800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park , IL 60805
(708) 423-1720


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