It’s important to hire a reliable siding contractor when you need to add or replace siding on your home. But in order to identify high-quality contractors, there are certain characteristics you should look for. Similarly, there are certain things that you should be aware of, red flags that indicate a siding contractor is probably not right for you. Read on to learn more about the telltale signs of bad siding contractors—and how to avoid them.
No Online Presence
A top-quality siding contractor will likely have a number of customer reviews available to browse online, as well as a website where you can view completed projects. The lack of a web presence doesn’t necessarily mean that a siding contractor is bad. Although, without some type of online presence, it will be difficult for you to fully assess the quality of a siding contractor’s work. When a siding contractor has a strong online presence, it’s easy to see examples of their past work, read reviews, and get a sense of the kind of work they do. This ultimately provides you with some insight into what you can expect before hiring someone.
It’s normal for a siding contractor to require a down payment once you’ve agreed to work together. A down payment is generally a portion of the final estimate. Often, contractors accept payments in installments, based on the progress of the project. Usually, the final payment is made once the project has been completed, though different siding contractors operate in different ways. Bear in mind that it’s unusual for a contractor to require full payment upfront. If a contractor asks to be paid before any work is completed, you should not honor this request. If a contractor insists on an upfront payment in full, it’s better to look elsewhere for siding contractor services.
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Different people have different needs. No two siding jobs will be alike. For this reason, it’s important that your contractor is flexible and receptive to your concerns. Your contractor should be understanding when it comes to materials, time frames, the project scope, and your preferred method of communication. If a contractor is not flexible, they are probably not right for you.
The contractor you choose is likely someone that you’ll end up interacting with on a regular basis, throughout the duration of your project. If your contractor is not personable, the overall span of the project may be uncomfortable for you. Making sure that you communicate well with your contractor is important. Your contractor should be personable, able to clearly explain project details, and able to understand your needs. If you find yourself having unpleasant interactions with a prospective contractor, this may be a sign that you should look for someone else.
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Siding is a wonderful way to elevate the look and feel of your home. If you’re interested in finding an experienced siding contractor to get the job done right, contact us. At Total Home Remodeling, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality services and results. Contact us today by phone or online. We look forward to hearing from you.