Whether you’re in the process of having a home built, or you’re doing renovations, at some point you will need to select a siding and glass contractor. Because most homeowners prefer to handle windows and siding at the same time, it makes sense to have the same skilled professional team handle both jobs. Here are three questions to ask when choosing siding and glass contractors:
#1: Have You Ever Done a Job Like This Before?
When interviewing potential siding and glass contractors, you want to know about any relevant experience they have. Ask them if they’ve worked on a home like yours before. Ask to see examples of their work. You may be able to get a good idea of the quality of their work by looking at their professional website, but it’s also nice to ask for homes that you might be able to drive by and see in person. Any reputable siding and glass contractor will be happy to tell you how long they’ve been in business, and the type of projects they excel at.
#2: Are You Licensed and Insured?
There are lots of people who will tell you they’re a handyman or contractor – but you don’t want to trust the exterior of your home to just anyone. Professionalism really matters. Ask if the siding and glass contractor you’re considering is licensed and insured. If you are working with a general contractor, it is a reasonable expectation that they will have done this kind of checking on your behalf – but it never, ever hurts to double check. Needless to say, if a potential contractor isn’t licensed and insured, they’re not the right contractor to work on your home.
#3: Do You Stand Behind Your Work?
Warranties and guarantees are difficult things in the world of home improvement. While your siding and windows may come with protection from the manufacturer, this coverage often depends on installation being performed by an appropriate contractor. Additionally, your contractor may provide their own guarantees of their installation work. You want to be clear on what type of protections you’re entitled to before the job begins.