5 Tips on how to choose the right contractor
Friday, September 14th, 2018 by Sabrina Hunter
One of the biggest obstacle homeowners have to face when looking to repair their roof, windows, siding or gutters is choosing the right contractor to do the job. After a storm damages the home or you notice wear and tear on parts of the house it is important to get the job done right. A company should be reputable with years of experience and trusted to protect the home and the homeowner's wallet.
Here are 5 tips to help homeowners find the right contractor to hire
1. Referrals Start by asking your neighbors, friends, family and your local network.
2. Check reviews Start the screening process on a few names. Check for reviews on Better Business Bureau (BBB), Google and even Facebook. Check before and after photos on their websites.
3. Check for credentials Companies must pass stringent requirements to receive a badge of honor from a manufacturer. The badge highlights the company as a role model in the trade. Ask your contractor if they have received any awards from a manufacturer for the type of work needed.
4. Call each company Check to see if the company has a good system in place when dealing with customers. Were they on time for the appointment? How was their professionalism? Did they provide you a copy of license and insurance, payment schedule, warranties, start and finish dates and understandable scope of work?
5. Decision Time Who was the most professional? - established companies should be systemized and will be able to handle issues much easier. Whom do you feel most comfortable with? - larger projects can take months to complete but with the wrong company, this can be very stressful. The cost of service should never be the first step in deciding on a contractor. There are many factors why a contractor might charge a little more than another - longer warranties and transferable warranties, more service, better quality materials, pulling all permits etc.
Remember to pick with confidence when you make your final decision.
All employees at Weathertite Systems have been trained and participate in yearly continuing education classes on proper material handling and installation practices. Over the past 15 years, they have received awards from numerous manufacturer awards for their excellent service.