It’s important to vet a prospective contractor before hiring them. Fortunately, the vetting process doesn’t need to be tedious or time-consuming, thanks to several ways to speed it up without compromising results. For starters, you can focus your search on local siding contractors or roofing replacement companies to quickly narrow down your options.
Once you’ve made a shortlist of prospective contractors, you can further narrow down your options by asking them these questions:
Do You Have a License and Workers’ Compensation?
The first thing you need to do is to find out whether they’ve complied with the minimum requirements in your state. For instance, some states don’t require contractors to have licenses to practice their trade, but New York and New Jersey do. It’s also important that your contractor has workers’ comp. Otherwise, you may be held legally liable for workplace injuries that happened on your property.
How Long Have You Been in Business?
The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise. The longer they have been in business, the more experience they’ll have.
What Are the Kinds of Projects You’ve Worked On?
Another way to gauge a contractor’s level of expertise is to ask them about the kinds of projects they’ve worked on over the years. And if you want to see pictures of the homes the contractors renovated, they usually post their portfolios on their website.
Quick Tip: Ask Them for Recommendations
One advantage of hiring local siding contractors is that they can make better recommendations because they’re more familiar with the local climate and building codes. If you’re planning a siding replacement, you can ask them for recommendations on the types of siding that are suited to your area’s climate.
Looking for contractors near you?
PJ Sullivan Exteriors offers professional exterior remodeling services as well as premium siding and fiberglass shingles. To schedule a consultation, you can call our New Jersey office at (201) 857-0600 or our New York office at (914) 768-3002. You can also fill out this form to get in touch with us. Talk to us today!
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