One of the first things you’ll need to do when planning a siding replacement is to find a capable contractor with the right expertise. This may seem a bit daunting, but you can start by researching who the available contractors are in the area. As you check each potential contractor online or in person, you need to look for a few key qualifications before considering them for your project. We discuss them here to help you out.
Workers’ Compensation and Liability Insurance
Most states require remodelers and contractors to carry at least two types of insurance to run their businesses legally. That means they must have liability insurance and workers’ compensation. Liability insurance essentially protects you from covering any damage that resulted from the contractor’s mistakes. On the other hand, workers’ compensation provides coverage to the workers in case they get sick or injured while working on your siding project. If you choose to work with uninsured contractors just because they offer lower rates, you’ll be responsible for anything that goes wrong and shoulder the expenses.
Physical Business Location
It’s always worth hiring a contractor based in your area since they tend to be more efficient in several aspects than national contractors. For one, they can support the other local businesses and you’ll likely get a lower siding estimate because of their proximity within the area. They also respond quicker to storm damage and other emergencies so your exteriors can still be saved.
Asking friends and neighbors for referrals is often unavoidable, but you should also consider checking local websites for client reviews and feedback. The testimonials of previous customers should give you a good idea of a prospective contractor’s workmanship and overall service. How the team handles negative feedback if they have some is also worth checking out. If they have it on their website, browse through their gallery of recent siding replacement projects.
If you’re planning a complete siding replacement, you can count on our team of skilled and experienced professionals to get the job done. Call Twin Cities Siding Professionals at (651) 967-0873 to request a quote. You can also fill out our convenient contact form! We serve homeowners in and around Minneapolis, MN.