Are you thinking about getting a full siding replacement this summer? Several factors are involved in such a project, which means you’ll need careful planning and consideration. Some of these factors include determining your budget and picking out the right material. However, you have to first find the right contractor for your project. As you narrow down your prospects during your search, you also have to ask these important questions:
“Is Everything Included in the Estimate?”
When reviewing estimates, be sure to check with the contractors on your list if all the costs involved in your project are included. Each one should have the cost of materials, labor, waste removal and even permits. You might also have to set aside a portion of your budget for unexpected damage during the siding replacement process. This is because the repairs will need to be done first to prevent future damage once the new siding has been installed.
“How Long Have You Been in the Business?”
It helps to know your prospective contractors’ industry experience. This will make it easier to make an informed decision on who to hire for your project. If the contractors you’re keen on hiring just provides a post office box for their address, they might not be from around the area and are only here temporarily. This doesn’t guarantee their workmanship and may only stick around to get a quick profit before moving on. However, if they have a business card or a letterhead with a physical address, it’s a sign that they’re more established and have a good standing in the local community.
“Can You Show Me Your Proof of License and References?”
Keep in mind that professional siding installers are required to register to have the proper business licenses to operate legally in the state. Don’t forget to ask this when talking to a prospect so that you can confirm their authenticity. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for pictures or other proof of their previously completed siding projects. While you might have already checked their website for their previous works, you can still ask them directly how they did them.
When you’re looking to hire the best roofer and siding installer in the area, there’s only one name to trust. Call Bradford Xteriors today at (614) 483-6215. You may also fill out our convenient online form. We serve homeowners in and around Columbus, OH.