Prior To Hiring, We Suggest You:
Ask to meet with the professional to discuss the project. Some questions you may want to ask are:
How long have you been in business?
May I have a copy of your worker's compensation and liability insurance certificates?
May I have a copy of your contractor's license?
How do you warrant your work?
May I have a list of references for projects you have completed which are similar to mine?
Check references and find out if other homeowners were satisfied with the company's quality of work and professionalism.
Get Estimates in Writing
Some items you want to make sure are included in your estimate are:
The company's name, address, telephone number, contractor license number and insurance information
Brand names, sizes, quantities, models and all costs associated with the proposal
A timeframe for the project including a start and finish date
When choosing your professional, do not choose based solely on cost. Quality of work and materials will affect the cost. Compare every aspect of the project before making your choice.
"The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.”
Once You Have Chosen Your Professional, Get a Contract In Writing
Your contract should include the following information:
The company's name, address, telephone number, contractor license number
Brand names, sizes, quantities, models and all costs associated with the contract
Start date and completion date of the project
Terms and schedule of payment
A statement of warranty on the work to be performed
A date and signature of all parties involved. Have two copies of the contract signed and dated – one for you and one for the contractor.
Never pay for the entire project in advance. Make a deposit (1/3 of contract amount).
Pay by check payable to the company and ALWAYS get a receipt.
Pay your contractor on time – failure to do so could result in a lien being placed on your property.
To schedule a repair, service, estimate call 410-391-3070