point-in-time a trained professional is going
to need to come into your home and see first
hand what can be done to correct any problems
you may have with windows, siding exteriors,
insulation, sunrooms, heat and air, etc.
should be qualified, honest, informative and
above all have a desire to truly help you
problem or project.
Representative should be from an organization
that has proper credentials, such as:
1. Better Business Bureau Affiliation (in
Of course that alone is not a major factor
but it can say a lot about their desire to do
business in an "up front" and
2. Past history of satisfied customers who
can attest to the expertise, integrity and
ability to perform. If the person or company
is brand new and they don't have these
credentials that does not mean that you have
to write them off but you do become an
experiment, good or bad, you're taking a
3. Look for A Company/Person who can show
that if he becomes disabled, sick, hurt or
deceased, there is a company or organization
who can and will fulfill all promised
obligations, such as warranties, etc. I have
known of situations where the
Contractor/Worker died while the job was in
progress! If you don't think that is a
BUMMER! The poor guy is dead and there is
nobody left to finish your job.
4. This person or company should provide
insurance for all areas of liability such as,
accidents or damage to your home/property.
5. Does the person or company have an
internet presence? Can they be reached via
Internet. Remember, the internet is becoming
as needed as the phone was a few years back.
When you maintain your credentials on a web
site they are there for the world to see!
Also, they're able to access information and
find what's best in this changing world.
Without an internet presence they may not be
up to date on products and services that may
IMPORTANT! Beware of the person who proudly
states: "I can't turn the durn thing
Much of the needed information and techniques
used by today's professional is attainable by
way of internet! If the guy who is standing
in your living room is telling you he is
computer illiterate ~ what else is he
uninformed about? We are living in the
Use your own
judgment, your gut feeling !
Is the person standing in your living room
the kind of person you want to trust?
If the answer
is YES then go ahead and check him out. If
the answer is NO don't go any further.
I hope this has
helped you (at least) a little bit!
If we can be of
help please feel free to contact me.