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What a Good Window Replacement Contract Should Have

Investing in high-quality replacement windows helps improve your home’s energy efficiency, curb appeal, and weather protection. To get the most out of them, make sure you work with a reliable installation contractor. Before agreeing to everything prior to starting the window replacement and signing on the dotted line, see to it that the following are in the contract:

Window Replacement Contract

Details of the Replacement Project

Every contract should accurately describe the project. This will ensure everyone has clarity on what type of job is being undertaken by the parties involved, with specifics such as materials and scope of work, to guarantee there are no surprises later down the line. It also helps minimize any disputes between contractors and clients if all details are predetermined before starting the job. 

Payment Terms

Whether you fully pay your contractor upfront or in installments throughout the project, payment terms should be clearly outlined within your contract. Both parties should understand the expectations for when payments must be made and received for work to continue without disruption. 

Warranty Information  

Most reputable window companies offer warranties on their windows, patio doors, and other product installations. However, it’s still highly recommended that customers ask questions before signing. Make sure to ask how long coverage lasts and what it covers along its stipulated term length before committing to move forward with those services provided. After all, nobody wants surprise fees added to original agreements!

Liability and Insurance Information  

Verification checks should be done around company insurance policies, including general liability, worksite safety protocols, and certifications held by anyone who may potentially come onsite during execution times. This helps prevent legal issues if anything goes wrong after committing to a service provider, so make sure you know all policies before signing off on any document. 

Permits and Inspections

Depending on local ordinances, specific building permits may be required before performing a window replacement project. Therefore, this section of your window replacement contract needs to spell out detailed requirements according to city regulations to meet municipal expectations and avoid encountering issues down the road. This will also help ensure everything is done correctly from start to finish without encountering any unknown hiccups.

Change Orders

If unforeseen changes occur throughout the process that requires additional funds invested into the project, parties involved must review change orders before finalizing anything. Doing this will guarantee agreement stays intact between contractors and clients who agree upon terms upfront in the original contract made regarding job scope, specifications, etc.

Choosing the right contractor to replace your windows is one of the most important decisions you will make as a homeowner. Ensure that all your needs and expectations are considered before signing any contract. Remember that any small or large project should be handled by the right team. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming can provide personalized window replacement solutions with competitive pricing and reliable service. Whether you need new windows or sliding patio doors in Laramie, Cheyenne, or the neighboring WY areas, we are here for you. To get started on your next project, contact us at (307) 472-2199. You can also complete our convenient online form to schedule a free consultation.


"We absolutely love our new windows. We had an awful wind yesterday and the windows keep the breeze and the sound out. Our previous windows did not do that and we are so happy with the quality and the installation was superb. The guys were professional and did a great job. I would recommend this company to any who want to improve their home. "

Gayle Lobdell
Apr 23, 2019

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