Good siding contractors doesn’t just install new siding. They are also responsible for helping you choose the right siding, making sure it looks great on your home, and ensuring the success of your project. In today’s post, local siding and roofing contractor American Roofing & Construction, LLC shares the things you should look for when hiring a siding contractor.
Proper License or Registration
Contractors in most states are required to register or have a license issued at the state, county or city level. A proof of license or registration is your assurance that you’re working with a legitimate contractor, as opposed to a transient one that would disappear on you once they have received initial payment. Siding contractors in Alabama need to have a license issued by the Licensing Board for General Contractors.
Proper insurance coverage can save you from potential liability if something goes awry during siding installation. Prospective siding contractors should have general liability insurance, which covers property damage. They should also have workers’ compensation to cover for sickness and worksite injuries. It should be a simple matter for a contractor to provide a copy of their insurance certificate, and it should likewise be easy enough to call their insurance provider to verify. Working with an uninsured siding contractor is taking a great risk, as you may end up paying out of your pocket if any of the events described above happens.
The ideal siding warranty should include two kinds of coverage. Factory warranty covers manufacturing defects, while installation or workmanship warranty covers installation errors. Installation warranties are typically covered by the contractor as a quality guarantee, though some manufacturers provide coverage for both factory and installation warranties through certified contractors. Your prospective contractor should offer installation warranty coverage either way, as it is your assurance that installation mistakes are going to be corrected at virtually no extra cost.
American Roofing & Construction, LLC provides siding services to communities in Mobile and Birmingham, AL. Give us a call at (251) 379-9712 or (205) 223-2469, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.