Many window companies in San Francisco can be relied upon, but there are still some shady ones who would try to trick you into getting their services through scams and manipulative sales tactics. Knowing how they operate is the key to avoiding them.
Buy X, Get X Free
When replacing multiple windows, you may be looking for deals that will make the products cheaper. You may come across some contractors giving you a buy two, get three free deal. While this seems like you’re getting a good deal out of it, there might be costs that the contractor hides so you will sign with the company. With this scam, you may find yourself paying more than anticipated.
“You Must Buy Now”
A reputable windows replacement contractor should never pressure you to make a decision immediately. If you notice that your contractor is rushing you to make up your mind on a certain deal, such as telling you that a specific price is available only for today, be wary.
Both Partners Must Be Present
Ever had a contractor tell you that you and your partner should be there during the consultation and signing? That’s a tactic for you two to sign a contract with them immediately without thinking it over. With any project, make sure to talk it over with your partner, and give yourself some time away from it before making a final decision.
How Do You Avoid Scams?
Many homeowners fall victim to these scams yearly. Here are things you can do to avoid them:
- Ask many questions.
- Ask for references.
- Do your own research on product prices.
- Take your time when deciding.
Your replacement windows can only be as good as the contractor behind the installation. For an honest and trustworthy job, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco. Call us now at (510) 263-3210, or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We serve homeowners in San Francisco, CA, and surrounding areas.