Hire a Pro Advice: Install a Storm Window

Get help finding a window installer or contractor to install a storm window and advice about hiring a professional for any repair, replacement and remodeling work.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

There are several ways to find a professional to install storm windows.

Look in the Yellow Pages under "Windows" where you'll find listings and advertisements of companies that sell and install vinyl and aluminum storm windows and doors. A salesman will come to the house and take measure of the windows before giving you an estimate. An online contractor referral service is another way to find an installer. A carpenter has the skills and tools to install storm windows, also. Many carpenters are on the staff of a general contractor, and some work as independent contractors.

Many of the large home centers and lumber yards offer an "Installed Price" for building materials, such as storm windows, which they sell. Ask what's implied in the agreement and if the retailer stands behind the installation. The agreement should clarify the responsibilities of the homeowner, contractor and retailer.