Installing new siding in your home isn’t something that you should do on your own. Instead, you’ll need to hire an expert contractor with the necessary skills and experience to get the job done. However, you shouldn’t just hire the first contractor that you see, no matter how tempting. This is because some contractors tend to show red flags that you may not notice at first.
In this article, expert siding and roofing company Moss Roofing reveals the four siding contractor red flags that homeowners need to avoid.
No Insurance – While the laws regarding contractor insurance may vary depending on your area, it’s still a required document for contractors to be able to do some work. If your siding contractor is as trustworthy and reliable as they claim they are, they should be able to produce it once you ask to see them. However, if they refuse to show it to you, it’s possible that they aren’t really insured and it’s best that you find a different contractor instead.
Aggressive Sales Pitch – Siding contractors will often come to your home, examine the issue, find out how much your desired project can potentially cost and then sit down with you to discuss the job with the pitch and estimate. While they may use some sales tactics, a contractor of a good reputation will discuss it in a relaxed and comfortable tone. A less than reputable contractor, meanwhile, will be aggressive about it. If your contractor shows this red flag, avoid their services and hire someone else entirely.
No Reviews – A siding contractor that’s as good as they claim they are should be able to show you reviews from previous customers and images from their previous jobs. This shows how confident they are in their results and professionalism. If they can’t provide this, you’re likely dealing with a contractor who doesn’t produce quality results and you should hire someone else. To make your search easier and get your siding project underway, consider the residential roofing and siding installation experts of Moss Roofing.
Asks Too Much Up Front – If the siding contractor is asking for payment arrangements that seem out of place, you need to be on your guard. This is especially needed if they ask for too much money upfront. Contractors who are as reputable as they claim to be shouldn’t need your money upfront to start the job as their previous work should be able to sustain them until you pay them afterward.
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