The success of major home improvement projects like siding and roof replacement largely depends on the contractor you will hire. You’d want to invest in a company that can do the job correctly and efficiently. This process shouldn’t be rushed to prevent ending up in the wrong hands.
Here are major siding contractor red flags.
Can’t Present Proof of Insurance
A reputable contractor should have no issue with showing you a proof of their license and insurance. If a contractor can’t present any documentation, then it’s best not to work with them. Insurance will protect you in case something goes wrong with your project. Also, most homeowner insurance policies don’t cover for damage due to the work of an unlicensed contractor.
No Website, Portfolio or Reviews
Always do your research before hiring roofers, siding contractors or anyone to work on your home. You should ask for photos of their past work or visit their website. It would also help to read reviews and ask for references. Think twice about hiring a contractor who can’t provide you any of the mentioned information.
Sketchy Payment Terms
You may want to check out other contractors if the one you’re currently speaking with is asking too much money upfront or cash-only payments. A good contractor should have enough funds to complete your project. Asking for a cash-only payment can indicate that a contractor is hiding something and avoiding a paper trail.
Asking You to Sign a Contract ASAP
Professional siding contractors would visit your property at a time that’s convenient for you, inspect your home, create estimates, discuss the job, and provide a proposal. Companies who are confident in their work will take their time to walk you through the potential costs involving your project. They will try to persuade you in a relaxed and comfortable tone.
Meanwhile, an unreliable contractor tends to be aggressive and will pressure you into signing a contract. It’s an obvious sign that they are simply attempting to close a sale as quickly as possible since they aren’t confident in the quality of their work.
Plan your siding replacement project with TH Remodeling & Renovations today. You can also count on us for reliable residential roofing services. Call us at (845) 567-9743 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.