It’s important to vet a prospective siding contractor before hiring them. Remember: A home improvement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your home remodeler. That’s why it’s important to hire a contractor you can trust.
In addition to checking their qualifications, here are some questions you can ask a prospective contractor:
How Long Have You Been in Business?
The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise. The wider the variety of projects they’ve handled, the better.
Where Is Your Office Located?
Established local contractors would have an office near your area. Here’s a vetting tip: you can narrow down your options faster by focusing your search on roofers and siding contractors with offices near you. Hiring local contractors also has its advantages. For starters, since they’re familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations. Not to mention local contractors are known for their personalized service.
Do You Use Subcontractors?
The problem with subcontractors is that it’s hard to maintain strict oversight over the quality of their work. That’s why it’s best to hire roofers with full-time employees.
What Brands Do You Work With or Are Affiliated With?
When in doubt about the quality of siding material, it’s best to stick to reputable brands such as James Hardie®. Remember: It’s never a good idea to cut corners on material costs. While it’s important to stay within your budget, you also need to focus on maximizing the returns on your investment. For more tips on maximizing the ROIs on your roofing or siding project, consult one of your local roofers or siding contractors.
Empire Roofing & More, a Vinyl Siding Institute™-certified installer, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including siding and roofing services. To request a free quote, call us at (412) 999-7135 or (412) 414-1570 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Pittsburgh and Wexford, as well as the surrounding PA communities.