A critical step in planning your siding installation project is choosing the contractor. Choosing the lowest bid or the flashiest advertisement isn’t the way to go, but if you can only have one criteria as your basis, choose a licensed and insured contractor.
Here’s a list of reasons it’s important.
Licensed contractors are legitimate – Minnesota requires contractors to have a Building Contractor and Remodeler License before they can work on any remodeling project. The stringent requirements ensure that only legitimate and trustworthy contractors are issued a license. If in doubt, you can verify the license information with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Licensed contractors have insurance – Contractors are also required to submit Certificates of Insurance when applying for a license. A contractor could have several kinds of insurance, but two kinds should always be present: liability insurance, for coverage against accidental property damage and workers’ compensation, for worksite injuries. Without these, you would be shouldering the insurance should any of the above happen. As a James Hardie siding certified installer, all our installation projects are insured.
Licensed contractors comply with building codes – Licensed contractors are trained to understand and meet local and international building codes, plus other city council and federal government requirements. Aside from increasing your home’s value, compliance with building codes also ensure that all safety requirements, like emergency egresses, are present.
Licensed contractors ensure complete satisfaction – Licensed contractors like ourselves have specific work processes designed to complete installation projects on time and with minimal waste. In our case, we also keep our client updated on the work progress and ensure only the work areas are touched and cleaned afterwards. We also follow the signed contract to the letter with no hidden expenses or unauthorized changes. Before we wrap up, we seek the homeowner’s full satisfaction.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals serve homeowners in Minneapolis and nearby areas.To know more about our siding contractor services, call us today at (651) 967 0873 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home estimate.