Driving by your house this morning, you noticed that your siding needs replaced. It shows some cracks and discoloration and just needs a facelift. When it comes to your home, the biggest purchase you have probably made in your life, you want to make sure that if you need your siding replaced, it is done by a reputable siding contractor. This is easier said than done, but here are some ways you can make sure they are legit and will do a great job.
Using a local business is always a good idea and a siding contractor is no exception. Supporting small businesses is essential to your local area, and by using a local contractor, you will be able to verify references easily. Staying local will also make it easier for you to stay informed about the progress. It is also a good idea to ask if they will be doing the actual work or subcontracting it out to others. It is crucial to know who will be on your premises.
Your friends, family, and neighbors are a great source of information, and you are bound to know someone who has had their siding repaired or replaced recently. Not only can they recommend a siding contractor that is trustworthy, but maybe even give you a few pointers to watch out for.
Make sure to get proof that they are insured and bonded, if applicable. When a contractor is working on your home, they should have insurance for liability and property damage in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Additionally, review all estimates that you get (and we recommend getting several to compare) to ensure you don’t get hit with hidden costs and fees.
Most siding manufacturers provide a warranty. Don’t forget to confirm that with the siding contractor you choose. Some reputable contractors will also provide a labor warranty should any of their work be defective. Always get all these warranties, and any contracts for starting work, in writing. This will be your best defense should something unforeseen pop-up.
Keeping your home looking nice and feeling safe can be stressful. One way you can reduce this stress is to always do your homework before hiring any contractor. You will have peace of mind if you confirm insurance, have good references, and make sure all the paperwork is in order.