Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great General Installation Service

December 2021

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

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

Installer - FAQ

Q How do I get good General Installation Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for General Installation Service?

A Most General Installation Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Installer ranges from $44 to $66 in most parts of the country. 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 Installer.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Installer for my job?

A General Installation Service is commonly performed without a professional license.

Q Should I use an insured Installer for my project?

A Your Installer should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Installer need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for General Installation Service.


Installer - Common Projects

An experienced Installer can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common General Installation Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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