Choosing a glass firm can make a difference in your remodeling project. Here are some points that can help you out:
# 1 here for a reason. This is the most important first step. Hit the BBB web site (or call them) and research firm. The main function of the BBB is to help you find out who the bad guys are. It is amazing that it is used so rarely.
Check with local contractors State License Bureau. This should tell you if they have a license and if they are in good standing. It can also tell you what they have for insurance (e.g. liability, workers comp, mandated by state bond).
It can also tell you when they start and alert you to a change of ownership recently. You may also find that their license is under suspension!
Social network. There are dozens of sites out there (of varying degrees of reliability) that will rank on the glass of your potential company. Blended with a disgruntled employee, a competitor filed a false report, and the company itself padding report.
How long have they been in business and whether they have a showroom? In economic hard times, as the shops were closed, many of their employees will start working in their garage. Great for a cheap price – but not so good if your job requires a warranty or replacement parts.
Look for companies that provide choice. If they only carry one brand, what makes you think it is the best fit for you? Carefully lower bidder. If you are shopping based on the lowest price, do not be surprised if the quality matched the price.