We all know that hiring a good contractor is important if you want your siding to be repaired or replaced properly. One of the best ways to narrow down your list of potential hires is by asking a few questions, but what if everybody knows how to answer the usual run-of-the-mill questions? If that’s the case, then it’s time to hit them with these more specific questions.
1. What’s Your Official Business Name?
A legit siding contractor must have a legal business name. This makes it easier for you to check the credentials later by looking the company up online and to see if the name is registered on the Better Business Bureau. If the contractors can’t provide a name that checks in with the bureau’s records, it’s possible that they might nor be authorized to do business in the first place.
2. Who Will Be Working on the Siding?
Ask the contractors if they will be working with an in-house crew or working with a third-party contractor. Many siding companies work with subcontractors, and it’s perfectly legal, but it could affect the consistency of their work because they might not always be working with the same subcontractor. If you’re having second thoughts, look for one who works with an in-house crew.
3. Does Your Estimate Include All Costs?
When looking around for a contractor to hire, contractors will try to get you to choose them by offering better-priced quotes. Some contractors will exclude certain expenses to make it look that their quote is much lower. Make sure you confirm that the quote includes all possible expenses to avoid getting caught off-guard and over budgeted because of hidden expenses.
4. Can I Ask for Local References?
You can ask your siding contractors for locally based references. Since they are located near your area, it should be easy to get in touch with them and ask them about what they liked (or didn’t like) about how the contractor carried out their work. Based on their testimonies, you may decide whether to continue with that contractor or look for one that will better suit your needs.
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