Top 5 Tips for Homeowners
- 1. VERIFY INSURANCE
- 2. GET IT IN WRITING
- 3. CHECK REFERENCES
- 4. HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN IN BUSINESS?
- 5. DON'T SIGN ANYTHING - UNTIL YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE.
Workers Compensation Insurance protects you if a worker is injured on your property. Liability Insurance protects you if any of your property is damaged. It's common to ask a contractor for their insurance agent to provide a certificate of insurance or to be an additional insured on a large project. (If their insurance is not up-to-date YOU could be liable.)
All warranties and estimates must be in detail. It will help protect you as a consumer and avoid misunderstandings.
Does the company stand behind warranties? Did the contractor listen to you when there was a problem? Do they actually show up on time? Would previous customers use them again? If they cannot provide references, there's a reason why!
Warranties are only as good as the company providing them. If they go out of business, in many cases so does your warranty.
Be sure to ask questions and clarify everything in writing. Taking time to ensure that you and the contractor have clear expectations will ensure a smooth and problem free project.
"I hired HandyPro to demolish and rebuild and paint two porches, to replace the columns outside of my front door and to paint a railing of my house. They were professional and courteous, and Robert the owner is really thorough. He did a great deal of research for us and presented us with several options at different price points. He really went above and beyond in terms of service." - Jessica M.
"With the installation of the stair lift Katie gained back some independence and we were able to function more like a family, first time since the accident. Your attention to our needs during this time was exceptional and your folks that worked in our home were skilled an respectful. We would recommend HandyPro to anyone who needs the many types of work you provide." - Dave & Linda S.
"Kenneth Cardenas did an outstanding job on my sliding glass door project. He is a pro." - Larry F
"Help!! My roof is leaking and dripping into my dining room!!!! I called several guys I know that have done some repairs for me in the past and was told I needed a new roof. They suggested I cover the roof with a blue tarp until I could get a new roof installed. Finally, I called Tom. He was there within two hours, made emergency repairs in drizzling rain, stopped the leak and came back later that week and made permanent repairs. Also told me I do not need a new roof now. Tom, I want to thank you and your company for the quick response and professional service work you provided to me. Excellent craftsmanship and wonderful clean-up. Bravo!" - Jane D.
"Thank you for the excellent job installing the new fence for us. HandyPro was not the cheapest bid we received but we trusted the way you presented the project over the other 3. The results are great and the attention to detail that you crew showed during the process, including clean up was surprising. The grass has grown in and the look of our backyard is more then we expected." - Jeanne F.
"Service was prompt and at my convenience. My contractor was able to make adjustments and avoid replacing my whole door." - Betty B.