When you need to hire a roofing, siding, and window contractor, you may be overwhelmed by all the choices and the stress of finding someone who is reliable, qualified, and affordable. It’s important to find a contractor that knows how to do the work and will charge you a fair price for the work that you need to have done. You can use these tips to help find the best local roofing, siding, and window contractor:
Make Sure They’re Licensed And Insured
The first thing you should do when considering hiring a roofing, siding, and window contractor is ask if they are appropriately licensed and insured. You can ask to see a copy of their license and insurance policy number if you want to be 100% certain. Anyone working on your home should be licensed by the state and insured. Any contractor or business that won’t show you their license or insurance information shouldn’t be considered for hire.
Ask For Referrals
Referrals from other homeowners are a fantastic way to find out if a roofing, siding, and window contractor does quality work and is trustworthy. Ask your neighbors and family members for recommendations. You can also read testimonials and reviews online, ask on social media, and look up reviews on home improvement sites. If you just bought your home, ask your realtor to recommend local contractors they have worked with.
Get At Least Three Estimates
When it comes to getting work done on your home, estimates can vary wildly based on a lot of factors. It’s always recommended that you get at least three estimates to see what the job should cost. Also, getting an estimate gives you a no-obligation way to meet with the contractor to see if you feel comfortable with them. Never work with anyone that you don’t feel comfortable with.
Never Pay Money Up Front
A reputable contractor will never ask you for money upfront. The job shouldn’t be paid for until it’s finished to your satisfaction. Estimates should be free. If a contractor tries to charge you for a job up front, even for materials, that’s a big red flag you shouldn’t ignore. Also, if they charge you for an estimate, that’s a red flag. You should never be asked to pay for any part of the work upfront.
Contact J&J Today
We’d be happy to answer your questions or make an appointment to give you a free estimate for any roofing, siding, or window repair or replacement that you need to have done on your home. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form!