How to Choose the Provider for Your Commercial Glass Installations
Satisfying your Commercial Glass Installation Needs
Whether you are updating existing glass infrastructure or planning installation upon the initial construction of a commercial building, selecting the right provider to satisfy your commercial glass installation needs can be challenging. Aspects such as the timeline of completion, cost estimates, quality of materials and design options all need to properly evaluated.
Completing a glass installation project on-time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client is the utmost goal of any company looking to succeed in this business. Through reviewing the fundamentals necessary to ensure the production of a final product that you can enjoy viewing from both sides, selecting the right provider to deliver on your project should be achievable.
Investigate the Company’s Financials
Choosing a well-established company that has both a reputation for quality work in the past as well as solid financials is paramount. This is necessary for a variety of reasons. Many companies are looking to make a start in the commercial glass installation business.
However, this does not stand to reason that they will be successful long-term or even financially sound for the duration of the project. This is why it is important to conduct a thorough analysis of the bid cost you are willing to accept when searching for quotes.
On the other end of the spectrum are companies that have stayed in business by specializing in low-cost bidding. Consider the validity of any bid based on displayed ability to deliver within the promised time frame and cost.
An initial low-cost bid doesn’t mean much if costs run higher than projected due to underestimated funding needs or an extended time frame from which was originally agreed upon. On the flip side, according to Which? “We’ve heard about instances of double glazing sales people quoting high price to being with, and then dropping over the course of their sales”.
Keep this in mind when looking into the right company. This plays a major role if you should need further advice, goods or services from the company – or after-purchase care such as follow-up work, repairs or warranty replacement – we know we’ll be able to contact the company and proceed as required by the circumstances.
However, the reality is that all businesses operate in a competitive landscape and many factors contribute to their financial health and consequent ability to continue trading.
If you haven’t heard of a company before, a good way to gauge their financial stability is to look at the professional membership bodies to which they belong. On a company’s website, these can usually be found in the footer or the About Us section.”
Pursue a Wide Array of Design Options
The ability to construct a commercial glass installation design that is unique to your specific building is an excellent way to stand out. Although there is a great variety of stock designs, customization can be desirable in a number of circumstances. Identify the type of design necessary based on the function of the commercial building.
For example, knowing that your store’s bathroom needs a concave mirror because it fits your business better than any other type of mirror is important to know. Knowing what you need is the first and most important step in the process of finding the right provider.
Durability and Maintenance
After installation, there will be times where maintenance must be performed to keep the appearance up to standard and ensure structural integrity. Speak to the company about services that may be necessary after completion of the project.
Durability can be subject to environmental conditions or location. Take a trip to view building locations that the company has completed commercial glass installation projects at in the past which implemented a design similar to the one that the company is planning to move forward on.
Contact Us Today
Michael’s Glass Company is always ready to hear your questions as we want to be the trusted provider of your commercial glass installation! Take the time to contact us at 215-338-3239. We take pride in delivering the utmost level of customer service.