Whether you want an upgrade or your sidings are in dire need of a replacement, you’ll need to hire pros for help. Check out the roundup of hiring advice we have for you.
Start with research
Check in with family and friends. Ask them for tips and referrals. Do the same with any of your friends and contacts in the community. Asking around can help you generate a short list of siding contractors.
Check out their work
Take a look at their work. That’s one way to gauge if you and the siding contractors are a good match. If you like what you see, then that’s another mark on the plus sign column.
Set a professional tone
Your contractors are going to be in your home a lot. It will help if you set a professional tone right from the beginning. It’s all right to be friendly but be clear about the fact that you want the job done right, Today says. Keep things on a professional keel will make it easier for you to call them out if the work doesn’t meet your expectations.
Do an interview
Talk to the contractor. A phone interview will do for the first time. This should be enough to ask several of the basics. For instance, does the firm take on projects of your size? What kind of payment methods and schedules work for them? Will you need to put in a deposit or down payment? How much will that be? These are just some of the questions you’ll want to get out of the way before you hire a crew of contractors.
Determine their experience
There is no substitute for experience. That’s why it’s ideal to hire contractors who have the skill set and expertise gained from years of working with the kind of windows you want. Keep that in mind when you scout around for contractors to help you.