Your home deserves the very best, so when you’re ready to commit to new siding, take time to vet contractors before hiring one. A siding replacement is a significant investment, and the right contractor makes all the difference in giving you your money’s worth.
Asking the right questions helps ensure you’re working with a team that is experienced, committed to craftsmanship, and trustworthy. Here’s what to find out, so you can rest assured you’ve chosen a siding team that knows what they’re doing.
Determine the Company’s Expertise
To ensure you’re talking with a contractor that is skilled in handling siding, find out:
1. Where are you located, and how long have you been in business?
To avoid scammers as well as inexperienced crews, be sure the siding contractors you consider are local to your area and have a track record of success.
2. Can you share some examples of recent jobs?
Companies that do top-notch work have no problem providing referrals and sharing their portfolio. Check out the company’s website for reviews and recent jobs, or ask for references.
3. Are you licensed and insured?
A good siding contractor will meet all state and local requirements for installing siding, including proof of licensing and certifications that indicate they meet the latest building codes.
The contractor should also have and provide proof of current, adequate liability and workers compensation insurance. Both licensing and insurance protect you should things go amiss during the project.