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Questions You Should Ask a Deck Contractor Before Hiring Them

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor

You’re planning your next outdoor project, hiring a company to complete the project can be stressful. You want to choose a company that’s right for you. We often strictly rely on reviews to put our trust in a company which can lead to negative experiences. We’re going to go over some questions you'll want to consider asking the companies you bring in for a consultation. Asking the right questions can help save hassle and headaches down the road and help you make the right decision by choosing a company that’s right for you.

Here are some questions to consider asking the contractors to help with your decision.

What Deck Experience Does Your Company Have?

Asking this question will give you a better idea of the background the contractor has in the deck industry. If a company has no experience in a service, there’s a better chance for things to go wrong or issues to arise.

Are You Insured?

Insurance is an important part of any business. Liability insurance helps cover not only the business, but the properties they work on. If something goes wrong, insurance will help cover the costs to make it right. WCB will make sure the business’ employees are covered in the event they get injured while working on a property.

Is Work Covered by a Warranty?

Does the business cover their work? If something goes wrong from a defect, you want to ensure your contractor will make things right and fix the issue for you so it doesn’t cost more down the road.

When Will the Work Begin and Finish?

The contractor should be able to give a rough start date. Sure rain and weather can slow down the projects their on before hand but a rough start date should be manageable. They should also know approximately how long the project will take. If the time frame is long, they may be bouncing from job to job leaving things unfinished.

Will Anyone Else be Working With You?

There are contractors who don’t complete the work themselves, instead they hire the work out to another company. This may not be a bad things as the company they hire may do great work; however, this may lead to communication issues or delays.

Do You Have References?

A proper business that’s been around for a while will have the references to back up their work.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

If a company is just starting, you’ll know. They wont have the systems in place to provide the same level of service as a company that has been around for a while. Although new companies may be hungry to get the job done, they may not have the experience to ensure a smooth process.

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