If you’re thinking about getting a full siding replacement, there are several things you need to consider. Your budget and the material you pick are just some of the many decisions you need to make, but when it comes to hiring a contractor for the job, you shouldn’t go for just anyone available. You need to ask the right questions to determine who can take on your siding replacement project. Here are a few questions to remember:
“Does Your Estimate Include All Costs?”
When you get your siding estimate from prospects, you must verify whether the siding contractor has included all the costs of your project. The labor costs must be present as well as the cost of materials, waste removal and which permits are needed for the job. Incidental costs can also be included in the estimate, but your contractor should also anticipate any unforeseen costs during the siding replacement process.
“What Are Your References?”
This is as simple as asking your prospective contractors for pictures of previously completed siding projects and having them explain how they did them. Another way to do this is to ask for references from your neighbors and previous customers within your area about their siding replacement and who they hired for the job.
“Can You Show Your Business License?”
The prospective siding contractors you’re vetting must also be registered in the state with the proper business licenses. Make sure to ask this to ensure that they’re not working illegally.
“How’s Your Siding Experience?”
Make sure to ask your prospective contractors about their experience in the home improvement industry. If they offer you a business card or a letterhead with a physical address, then it’s a good sign that they’re already established in the industry. Contractors that utilize just a post office box should be avoided as it can mean that they’re not from the area. They may only be here temporarily to look for a quick profit!
When you need an experienced professional in siding and exterior services, BSR always gets the job done right! Call us today at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve Ithaca and the neighboring areas.