If you are looking into hiring a siding contractor, asking the right questions can help narrow down your list considerably. In today’s post, A1 Siding & Roofing shares the questions you should ask a prospective siding contractor before making your choice.
1. Are you properly licensed or registered? It is good practice to ask a prospective contractor if they are a licensed or registered contractor, as it is required in most states. This is, however, not a requirement in New Hampshire unless your project involves work in electrical, plumbing, and asbestos, and lead abatement. Nevertheless, they should be registered as a business with the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. This is your assurance that your prospective contractor is based locally and isn’t a fly-by-night operation.
2. What kind of insurance coverage do you have? The right insurance coverage can save you from a lot of trouble in case something goes awry during vinyl siding installation. Your prospective contractor should provide these two types of coverage. General liability insurance provides coverage for accidental property damage, while workers’ compensation (or simply “workers comp”) provides coverage for worksite injuries and sickness.
3. Does your warranty include workmanship coverage? Ideally, your new siding should come with two types of warranty coverage. Factory or manufacturer’s warranty covers manufacturing defects, while workmanship or installation warranty covers installation errors. Your prospective contractor should either offer workmanship as part of an all-inclusive warranty or as a separate workmanship quality guarantee. Some siding manufacturers offer coverage for both types of siding warranties through certified contractors.
4. Who will be working on-site during installation? Ask your prospective contractor about who will perform the actual installation. Some hire subcontractors, others have their own “in-house” team. The latter is ideal because it means your prospective contractor is a “hands-on” type, which means you’re less likely to have installation problems down the road when you hire them.
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