There are loads of siding contractors in Greater Vancouver to choose from. That’s because it’s a deceptively simple business that actually needs advanced skills. We quite often patch up botched jobs by rogue contractors. The unfortunate homeowners end up paying more than they would have if they used a professional provider. Here’s how we would choose a decent siding contractor if we were in your shoes.
How to Choose a Decent Siding Contractor in Greater Vancouver
1… Ask your friends on social media for recommendations. Visit these contractors’ social media pages. Google their names with words like ‘review’, ‘feedback’ and ‘complaint’ after their names. You could also consult your friends and neighbours but then you only reach out to a few people.
2… Ask your shortlist to show you, not tell you about their licenses and insurances. You can confirm the former with the agency. You can check their insurance terms when you know the product. The most important aspect is the schedule detailing the value of the insurance and any exceptions.
3… Check them out next in terms of what their customers think. Some cowboy installers fudge the reviews on their websites. Confirm what their customers think at Better Business Bureau and your local consumer affairs office. They will help when the realise you want to choose a decent siding contractor.
4… Ask to see examples of each contractor’s recent siding jobs. Don’t just believe their photos. Visit their actual sites after business hours when their clients are home. Judge the contractor by the way their clients greet you. Are they enthusiastic, or are they holding back?
5… Interview three contractors that made it through those stages so you can compare their estimates. However, do remember the lowest price does not guarantee the best job. They may be cutting corners somewhere.
6… List your detailed requirements and expectations on a document, with a sketch plan if you feel this adds value. Meet with each contractor individually and be consistent in what you say to each.
7… Double check the estimates. Do they include everything you want and do the numbers add up? If everything checks out, go ahead and choose a decent siding contractor you prefer from your shortlist.
A Quality Siding Contractor in Port Coquitlam Greater Vancouver
Silverline Exterior Solutions are expert siding installers serving Greater Vancouver. We have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and an enviable reputation. Call us on 604-942-0488 or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then put us to the test.
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