Tips on Choosing a Siding Contractor

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The Right Siding Contractor for Your Projects

Your home is your sanctuary. Because of this, you need to make sure when hiring someone to work on it that you’re choosing the best man for the job. The following tips make it easier for you to find the right siding contractor for siding installation or replacements.

What to look for in a contractor

The right contractor for any job will have a combination of positive qualities. Here are a few to look for:

  • Honesty and Integrity: Commitment to honest dealings set the best contractors apart from the rest. When you are speaking with a contractor, do you leave the appointment with a clear sense of what they’re doing and how much the project is going to cost? After checking reviews on popular sites, do you find a history of satisfied customers? Is the feedback mostly positive? An honest contractor explains everything clearly, and if a problem comes up, they let you know about it right away.
  • Experience and Skill: It only makes sense that more experienced contractors give you the best service. One qualification you may want to check is how long they’ve been in business. In most cases, the longer the better. This is only part of the picture, though. A company might have been in business for 50 years, but does their team consist of brand new trainees? Don’t be afraid to ask about the experience level of a company’s employees.
  • Materials and Custom Jobs: No doubt you’ve done research preparing for your project. You probably have an idea in your head as to how you want everything to look, and which types of material to use. Does your contractor have a problem with custom requests? If they do, they’re not fully committed to helping you realize your unique vision.
  • Warranties and Guarantees: How long and what type of guarantee does the contractor offer? Make sure that when you’re reading their terms that the guarantee covers more than just materials. Those come from the manufacturers, and they cover building materials that fail. You also need a guarantee of labor, ensuring that the contractor fixes any mistakes that their workers might make. The longer the guarantee, the more confidence the contractor has in their team.

The Straightline Exteriors difference

Here at Straightline Exteriors, we’re committed to giving you the best that we possibly can. When you call us or use our contact form to send us the details of your project, we sit down with you for a face-to-face free consultation. Our terms are fair, and we offer financing to help you out. The agreements are written in plain language to avoid confusion.

We’ve been in business since 2001, but have many years of experience going back farther. Our team features only journeyman or higher workers. This means that they all have years of training, certification, and experience gained on the job. We never hire out the job to a subcontractor. When you bring Straightline Exteriors on the job, you get Straightline quality. We’re so confident in our team that we offer a 7-year warranty on labor and craftsmanship. In the climate of the Pacific Northwest, this is more than enough time for any problems from installation to show up. There is no risk to you from having Straightline take care of installation.

Don’t put your project in the hands of anyone less than the best in your area. In Portland, Vancouver, and the surrounding region, that’s Straightline Exteriors. There’s no need to put off your siding or patio cover projects any longer. Give us a call today and get started right now.

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