A siding replacement project will always be a worthy investment for any home. However, it’s also a project that no homeowner should do by themselves. Instead, they need to hire a contractor to get the job done. Unfortunately, the hiring process isn’t exactly as straightforward as most would like as there are a few things you need to watch out for when hiring a siding contractor.
In this article, the roofers of Empire Roofing & More reveal what are the major red flags you need to look out for when hiring a new siding contractor, beginning with:
Asking for Too Much Up-Front
If your siding contractor asks for too much money up front or has strange payment arrangements, consider hiring a different contractor as this probably means they handle their business poorly. While asking for down payment is not out of the ordinary, they should not be requesting more than half of the project’s total cost.
A trustworthy contractor should be able to give you the images of their previous jobs and reviews from past clients. If they can’t provide this information or nothing is coming up on the internet, it might be best to part ways with their company as they may not be as reliable or professional as they claim to be.
Aggressive Sales Pitch
On the other hand, a home remodeler who is confident in their work will come to examine your home, run some numbers and then calmly discuss the job to provide a pitch and estimate to you. If your contractor is aggressive, take it as a red flag that something is up as they are most likely trying to close a deal as soon as they can for reasons that are not to your benefit.
No Proof of Insurance
Every honest and trustworthy siding contractor will have their proof of insurance on hand in the event that a potential client asks to see it. It’s the law, after all. Less than reputable siding contractors, on the other hand, won’t have this and this can put your home and your finances at risk. With that in mind, if a contractor refuses to show you proof of insurance or doesn’t have any, avoid doing business with them at all costs.
Need expert roofers to do some work on your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Empire Roofing & More. When it comes to roofing and siding services, we are the number one professionals to approach. Give us a call at (412) 618-4729 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Wexford, Pittsburgh and other nearby areas in PA.