If it’s time to make some exterior renovations to your home, make sure you get the most from your home improvement contractor. Whether it’s a roof replacement, new siding or windows, or a combination, you want to hire someone who will do a great job at a fair price. How do you get the most with the least stress without paying too much? Here are three tips from your local exterior home improvement contractor Frank-Dale Exteriors.
1. Understand Your Contract
When you and your roof replacement company choose a new roof for your home, make sure they present to you in writing their scope of work, material brands, and timeline. If you have any questions about any of these, ask for clarification in writing. This goes for windows, siding, or any other work you have done inside or outside your home. Know before you sign.
2. Never Make a Full Payment Before Work is Complete
On one hand, a good contractor won’t ask for the final payment before you sign off on the work they’ve done. On the other, a good contractor will come back and fix any issues you have anytime, and do it for free during the warranty period. However, if the work isn’t complete and you’ve already had issues with your home improvement contractor, once you make the final payment, you likely won’t see them again. That’s why you should never make a final payment until the work is complete.
Your contractor can’t know what you’re thinking. If you have questions anytime during the process, ask. If you don’t like their workers parking in your driveway, tell them. Most contractors, no matter what they’re doing for you, want you to be happy with all aspects of the job. When you’re concerned about something, speak up as soon as you notice, it will help them remedy the situation or explain why they’re doing it that way which should comfort you.
It helps your windows, siding, or roof replacement company when you are available during the process. Take a look at whatever work they’re doing anytime you can. A good contractor will ask you at the end of the process if you’re satisfied, and may even ask if you’d write a recommendation or give them a referral. The more interactive you are with the contractor during the entire process, the more you are able to offer a detailed opinion about the home improvement contractor and process.
Frank-Dale Exteriors strives to be the kind of exterior home improvement contractor that you want to tell your friends about. We offer chimney repair, new siding, replacement windows, and roof replacement for homes and businesses. If you’re looking for a contractor to work on your home, give us a call today for a no obligation estimate – 414-425-5796.