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Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Siding Installation And Repair Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Siding Installer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Siding Installer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Siding Installer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Siding Installation And Repair Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Siding Installer - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Siding Installation And Repair Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results. Download the Siding Installer Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Siding Installation And Repair Service?Most Siding Installation And Repair Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Siding Installer ranges from $27 to $41. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Siding Installer.
Do I need to use a licensed Siding Installer for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?You should use a licensed Siding Installer for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Siding Installer's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.
Should I use an insured Siding Installer for my project?Your Siding Installer should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Siding Installer should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Siding Installer need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Siding Installer. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Siding Installer's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Siding Installer - Services

A Siding Installer can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Siding Installation And Repair Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Siding Installer - Finding and Hiring

Not every Siding Installer has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Siding Installer matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Siding Installer to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Siding Installer - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Siding Installer. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Siding Installer. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Siding Installer's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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Siding Installer Hiring Guide

How to hire a Siding Installer

Use this notebook ready hiring guide to:

  • Find & hire great help
  • Get fair, complete bids
  • Get quality work
  • Make a strong contract

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