Although it makes up a significant part of a home’s exterior, siding is often overlooked by homeowners. The siding protects your home from various elements and enhances curb appeal. It also acts as insulation, preventing outdoor temperatures from affecting your indoor comfort. That said, you may want to pay more attention to your siding. It’s best to hire reliable and experienced professionals for siding installation, maintenance or repair.
In this post, we list five questions you should ask a siding contractor before hiring them:
- “How long have you been in the business?”
If a siding contractor has been operating for several years in your community, then they have a reputation to uphold. Ask for their physical address so you can check the location of their office.
- “Are you licensed and insured?”
When hiring a siding contractor, you must ensure they are licensed and operating legally in your state. Check if they have liability insurance and workers’ compensation to ensure they’ll cover any injuries or damages to your property that may occur while they are working there.
- “Can you provide an estimate including a detailed breakdown of the costs?”
Make sure their quote covers materials, labor, supplies, waste disposal, permits and other miscellaneous fees. There should be no hidden costs.
- “What warranties do you offer?”
New siding should come with a warranty from the manufacturer to protect you from factory defects. Your contractor should also offer a guarantee on their workmanship. This is usually an indication of how confident they are in the quality of their work.
- “How long will the project take?”
Weather conditions could delay a siding project. But barring any storms, your contractor should be able to finish your project on time. Ask for a project timeline during your consultation and avoid a contractor who begins work and then disappears for a week to do other jobs.
If you need a trusted and experienced team for your siding project, choose D&M Roofing. Call us at (330) 852-3800 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.