A successful siding installation project lies in the hands of reliable siding contractor, so doing proper research and taking the time to ask questions is important to find the right siding contractor. So when interviewing a potential contractor, ask the following questions:
Do you have references? A reputable local contractor should be able to provide at least three recent references. These previous clients should be able to tell you about how reliable the contractor is. If you’re considering hiring a local contractor, there’s a chance they may have worked with a neighbor, friend, or coworker; take this chance to personally inspect their work.
Are you licensed and insured? The State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requires a Residential Building Contractor (RBC) license for all builders and remodelers. Requirements for this license include, among others, a Certificate of Liability Insurance, and a completed Certification of Compliance Form Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law. So if the contractor could present a verifiable RBC license, you know they’ll have liability insurance and workers’ compensation—both of which will protect you from liability in case of accidental property damage or injuries.
Do you have manufacturer certification? Certification from a major siding manufacturer is considered a badge of honor among siding contractors. Those who comply with the stringent qualifications and qualifies get to sell industry-leading products and offer exclusive services and warranties. In our capacity as a James Hardie® Elite Preferred Remodeler, we offer the full range of James Hardie siding products, with the installation skill and warranty coverage to ensure successful siding projects every time.
Do you provide written estimates? A reliable contractor should be able to put their estimates in writing. It shouldn’t just include the project cost but also a detailed description of the work to be done. This includes specific dimensions, part or color numbers, schedule, cleanup and debris removal, and, of course, warranty coverage. Also, reputable contractors will never apply pressure tactics to get you sign the estimate; rather, you should have ample time to read all the terms, ask any and all questions you may have, and make corrections as needed.
You’ll be glad to know that Twin Cities Siding Professionals will fulfill your expectations of a reliable siding contractor. To know more about how we can make your siding project happen, call Twin Cities Siding Professionals today at (651) 967-0873 or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation. We serve Minneapolis and nearby areas.