About Your Home: Hiring A Contractor

Choosing a contractor is a crucial decision and not something you should rush into. The right contractor will have the technical, business and interpersonal skills, the tools, and the experience needed to do the job you want done. Hire a contractor who has experience with projects similar to yours, as they will know what materials and techniques are needed for the job as well as how to solve many of the problems that can arise.

For example, window contractors have specific training in finding the best windows for your situation, and installing windows so they have the right fit. Quality door and window installation is as important as the door or window itself. In Vancouver’s coastal climate, poorly installed windows can leak, create drafts, and could even need to be replaced.

This fact sheet provides tips on how to find a contractor for home renovations, including window and door installations.

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