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What Questions Should You Ask Your Home Siding Contractor Before Signing a Contract?

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It’s vitally important for you to know the right questions to ask your home siding contractor before taking on any significant project. This is your chance to really distinguish good contractors from bad ones if you politely interrogate them effectively.

Building a Good Comfort Level with Your Home Siding Contractor

Everything starts with building a good comfort level when you’re in the earliest stages of brainstorming a siding, window, or door project. You may not have a good experience with your contractor if you can’t establish trust prior to the renovation effort.

The kinds of questions you should ask the contract company involve a few different categories: their background, previous customer feedback, and eventually some more technical questions about the process.

Important Questions to Ask Your Home Siding Contractor

  1. What other types of jobs have you done?
  2. How do you handle customer service issues?
  3. How do you deal with difficulties on the job site?
  4. Who can I call if there’s a problem after the project is complete?
  5. What does my service warranty cover?
  6. May I speak with former clients to hear how they rate your service?
  7. What hidden problems might arise during the project?

These are excellent ways to learn about your contractor’s mentality and willingness to help you. That last question is essential because it’s open-ended and will force the contractor to think on his feet a little. If he’s a competent siding, window, and door professional, he’ll know to talk about typical issues like wood rot or window leaks.

It may be impossible to determine how the contractor will behave until you get into the project, but this is one of the best ways to probe into his thinking and work style.

Red Flags That Will Give Away Bad Contractors

There are some red flags you should be ready to encounter so that you don’t get stuck working with a bad contractor.

If they won’t answer your questions regarding the fine print on your estimate, quote, or warranty, you could be headed for trouble. For example, if it’s a siding project, they should be able to talk to you about potential wood rot, nail pops in the home, or the need to remove several old siding layers. Those are all common issues that they should mention without you needing to ask.

Never be afraid to ask anything, even the most basic questions. Ultimately, your contractor is the subject matter expert, which makes it their responsibility to coach and inform you of all the pertinent job aspects.

Don’t be afraid to question them, even if it sounds like, “Hey, what’s this thing-a-mabob attached to my siding?” As long as you follow that first important guideline, to establish a good comfort level with the contractor, you shouldn’t have much to fear.

Get Answers to Important Questions with All Star Products

Last but not least, always remember to get your contractor to thoroughly explain their quote. You should have no confusion about even the smallest item on it. All Star Products promises to provide you with every detail possible whenever you request a free estimate.

You can learn more about our track record when you see all the positive testimonials from satisfied customers on our website. We also possess an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards us the distinction of Lead-Safe Certified Firm. All this means that you can count on us to deliver reliable, safe, and aesthetic products with our promise of 100% Customer Satisfaction.

We hope you learned a few valuable ways to ask good questions with your home siding contractor, and that you’ll contact us with any of your other siding, window, and door concerns.

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Dave Donofrio

Owner & CEO

Dave Donofrio is owner and CEO of All Star Products, LLC.  After a two decade career at James Hardie, Dave partnered with the team at All Star to bring advances in exterior remodeling material and technology, while preserving the family friendly, customer oriented approached that been the key to All Star’s success over the last 35 years.


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