These days, more and more homeowners in hurricane and tornado-prone places are investing in high-impact glass doors and hurricane-resistant windows. So, if you are interested in becoming a windows and doors reseller, installer, or contractor you are in the right place. However, there are several things you should consider first. Keep reading to learn more.
What does a windows and doors contractor do?
A window and doors contractor is a specialty contractor whose scope of work is limited to the installation of all types of windows and doors, whether fixed or movable. This also includes the installation of glass holding or supporting mullions or horizontal bars, the installation of swinging or sliding glass doors to existing structures of a building, and the cutting and installation of glass and mirrors. Window contractors also set up installations, removals, and repairs of window treatments in residential and commercial buildings. They might work for companies under a subcontract, as window installers, or might even be self-employed.
Understand the business of window and glass doors installation
One of the most popular home improvement projects in the US is window replacement. Research in 2021, estimated the North American wholesale windows and doors industry market to being around $23.5 billion, including the purchase and installation of windows and doors for residential construction and replacement. In Florida, a state known for its tropical storms and catastrophic hurricanes, this service is important not only after the damage that can be done but more so to prevent hazards and maintain homes and stores safely equipped with high-quality windows and doors. Cities like Miami are prone to hurricane weather, therefore impact resistant windows and sliding glass doors can help prevent the damage caused by strong winds and flying debris.
Know who is your target market
Deciding whom you will focus on to provide windows and doors services is key. Some contractors choose to perform residential services while others choose commercial services, and sometimes even both. Though each sector is different most have a common need to be supplied with glass windows and doors that withstands turbulent weather and do not shatter easily or require repair on a regular basis. You can also choose to become a sub-contractor for a larger building company or a window retail company.
Find the right window manufacturers
Finding the right supplier will make all the difference. Work with a reputable window manufacturers that will provide you with the selection that you need. At EGS we offer options such as frame choices, different glass tints including low-energy options, multiple sill heights, luxury PVD-coated hardware, screens, plus a comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty. You can also ask the supplier for samples to show customers. It’s important to work with someone who values standards and high quality as this will help you have happy customers.
If you believe to be ready to become a windows and doors contractor or dealer, don’t hesitate to contact us. With over 30 years as an industry leader among window manufacturers in Florida, EGS is proud to serve Florida’s buildings, owners, and managers. We have been a preferred choice for experienced general contractors and installers thanks to our reputation and industry knowledge of high-performance impact sliding doors and window systems. If you are interested in representing, purchasing, and reselling the sliding glass doors and windows manufactured by EGS International LLC, please contact our professionals today.