Choosing the right glazier is a task for sure. Honestly, bringing anyone in to do any type of repair can be a very complicated business, it can be difficult trying to figure out just who you can trust!
When choosing a Glazier, it is important that you look for a professional in all the right places. While you will find a ton of glaziers listed in a directory, and online which can leave you feeling more confused than anything. Thus the best place to start is by asking a trusted person if they have hired a glazier before, and see if they recommend them. If not, choose a searched company and check they reviews online. It is important to find someone who is trusted and known for their professionalism. This may take a little bit of work, but it is well worth it in the end.
If you are still struggling to find a Glazier, then the next approach would be to get in touch with a very established glazier shop. If they have been around for a long time, they are more than likely to know what they are doing. If, for some reason, you are unhappy with their work you know where you can go to file a complaint.
You want your glazier to own a vehicle (a van or a work truck). This will carry all of their gear/ equipment to the job site. Professional companies will have all of their own gear and a vehicle to transport them and their belongings to the jobsite. It is not your job to pick up workers and bring them to the site that is not common practice, and is honestly a red flag.
You want anyone you hire to be professional, this means that they need to be polite and have professional working knowledge about their job. This means that you shouldn’t hesitate to ask them questions about the job or even their professional experience. Any genuine professional will be respectful and won’t have a problem answering your questions.
So what are some of the top questions to ask a professional glazier? Here are a few examples:
- How long will this job take?
- How long have you been working as a glazier?
- How much will the job cost to complete?
- Does the product you use conform to current regulations?
- Will you be taking the old glass away?