Replacing your siding is a big undertaking. To ensure you are happy with the results, you need to hire a reputable, experienced siding contractor or roofer. Asking your prospective contractors these five questions will help narrow down your options and separate the good from the unreliable.
1. “How many years of experience do you have?”
A roofer or siding contractor with many years of experience has the know-how to do the job right the first time. Ask your contractor how many years they’ve been in the business and what types of projects they’ve worked on in the past to get a better idea of how qualified they are.
2. “Do you have references?”
A trustworthy contractor will be happy to put you in touch with prior customers who can vouch for their craftsmanship. If your contractor can’t provide any references, take it as a red flag. You should also go online and check their reviews on sites like the Better Business Bureau, Yelp and Google.
3. “How much will the project cost?”
Make sure that your contract includes all costs including labor, materials, permits and other contractor incidentals. Your initial estimate may increase if problems arise during the remodeling process, so be sure to protect yourself and prepare your budget by setting aside a contingency fund. Ask your siding and roofing company for more advice on that.
4. “How often will we be in contact?”
Discuss communication with your contractor before you sign on the dotted line. Make sure you feel comfortable with the method and frequency of communication. A contractor who only checks in sporadically isn’t someone you can trust.
5. “How long will the project take?”
No homeowner wants delays in completion of home installation or repair services. Make sure to choose a dedicated contractor who will stick to the schedule and keep you updated if there are any changes.
Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. is here to help you. We will provide excellent siding and roof replacement services for your next home improvement project. Call us at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation now. We proudly serve residents of Plymouth, Hingham and Rockland, MA.