New siding is a major purchase you shouldn’t just entrust to anyone. Apart from being picky with your product choice, you should even be more selective in hiring a contractor. Choosing the wrong company is a disaster waiting to happen.
Before you sign on the dotted line and ink your commitment, Homecraft recommends asking these important questions:
How Long Have You Been in The Business?
Longevity speaks about the proficiency, experience, reputation, and business stability of the siding contractor. Younger companies may still be climbing the learning curve and have yet to prove they could stay in the industry to honor their warranties.
Are You Insured?
Insurance is a mark of a responsible home improvement company. Hiring someone uninsured is risky in a sense that you might be left liable should accidents happen. With no liability insurance, you might not get adequate compensation when your property gets damaged during the project. Worse, you may deal with the rigors of litigation when workers develop any injury at your home.
Did You Undergo Formal Training?
Most companies could claim to be an expert, but only certified ones have something to show for it. Turn to a siding contractor that has undergone rigorous training under the very manufacturer of the product you intend to buy. Each product has unique installation requirements and only certified technicians would install them to the highest standards.
Do You Provide Workmanship Warranties?
The warranties that come with the product don’t usually cover defects in workmanship. Without installation coverage, you might have to pay for repairs out of your pocket.
Can You Provide References?
Don’t be sold by your prospective contractor’s personality alone. Having satisfactory conversations with the company’s representatives is a positive sign, but validate your impression by talking to their previous clients. A reputable vinyl siding contractor should have nothing to hide and be more than willing to provide you references.
At Homecraft, we have the strongest credentials among all siding contractors in the region. We have more than 30 years of experience, employ certified technicians, carry adequate insurance, and are an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for siding. Plus, we offer our own 3-year workmanship guarantee on top of the stellar product warranties.
To learn about our vinyl siding solutions and discuss your project, call us today at (877) 494-0377. We’ll be happy to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in Hockessin or Wilmington, DE, at your convenience.