|Once you've defined the scope of the work to be done, use discretion in your choice of a glass technician. Your shower installation should last for years to come and its quality will almost certainly be demonstrated by the craftsman's overall experience and attention to details.
Think about what you want from a contractor for your project's particular needs; locate one who appears to best fit your requirements, then determine their qualifications.
call and talk to them by phone and in person
ask about and check several of their references
the more experience with glass showers the better
ask about on-site insurance and warranty
be wary of hiring just because it's the cheapest quote
get comparison offers from other experts
select a contractor you feel comfortable with
After selecting a contractor to install your shower, negotiate price and details of the job.
make sure all installation details and materials to be used are understood exactly
request a contract that documents what you'll receive along with your warranty
don't pay a lot of money up front, or pay in advance the full cost of the project
standard down payment is usually 50%, balance upon completion
inspect and test the final work to your satisfaction
The Bottom Line
Remember -- you're the customer -- insist on good service and sound business practices; anything less is not acceptable. Your goal is to purchase an attractive shower enclosure with as trouble-free operation and maintenance as possible. This should be your contractor's main objective too.