When it comes to planning a proper siding installation for your home, you’ll need to decide whether you should go for a local or national contractor for the job. You might be inclined to choose the bigger contractor, as they tend to offer lower prices on goods and labor because they usually deal in bulk. But going for a national contractor also means missing out on several benefits only local contractors can offer.
Whether you want to go for a local or national contractor is ultimately your choice, after all. However, you’ll also need to figure out how you’ll hire the right one for your project. You’ll encounter many contractors who claim that they offer quality services, but not all of them are who they say they are. You’ll need to ask the right questions to weed out the scammers from the prospective contractors.
With our James Hardie® siding services offered at Peninsula Siding Company, Inc., you can be sure to get a much better service compared to a national contractor. Other advantages include:
A More Personal Approach in the Community
When you hire a national company to work on your project, it will be like hiring customer service for a large company. You won’t hear the same voice twice and they’ll just want to know the issues you have with your home so they can take note of the work needed on your profile. You won’t experience this with a local siding company, however.
A local siding company will always have a more personal approach in handling your siding project. You’re more likely to hear the same voice every time you call, and even after it’s completed, they’ll still remember you and the project you’ve hired them to complete!
Faster Service During Emergencies
If you recently survived a severe storm and your siding has sustained a significant amount of damage, you won’t think twice about having it repaired as soon as possible. Since the damage counts as an emergency, it’s crucial that it gets addressed immediately. And between a national company that has to go through a long procedure to reach a designated contractor and a local reliable contractor who’s only a phone call away, who do you think will get to you faster?
Only local contractors are able to respond quickly, so you can be sure of our services when you have a siding emergency. Here at Peninsula Siding Company, Inc., we don’t just offer excellent siding services to our customers. When it comes to storms and other severe weather events, we’re able to respond almost immediately for emergency repairs. We know fully well that in most emergency situations, a temporary fix is needed first to minimize the damage and mitigate bigger repair expenses.
Adequate Knowledge on Local Permits and Regulations
It’s more convenient to work with local siding contractors when it comes to knowing the legalities that come in the area. Compared to someone that comes in from out-of-state or surrounding cities, we know more about building codes in your area as well as the strict standards that need to be upheld for the local climate.
It’s no surprise that locally trusted siding installation contractors get the job done faster than their national counterparts. This is due to already having local connections with other trusted contractors to help with completing the job. For instance, if you happen to encounter water leaking from the roof during the siding installation process and that it’s so bad that it damages the wiring, not only will you need a roofer but also an electrician who will be able to do the necessary rewiring.
Hiring a national company to fix your problem will only take longer as they’ll take time in looking for someone local to do the work. But with our local services, we already know who to call and can do the necessary repairs for the best price!
Licensed and Insured
Local contractors know that it’s important to have the proper licenses and insurance so they can stay in business. With our contractor license, you can be confident that our work complies with local requirements. Our insurance includes general liability insurance and workers’ compensation and serves as your protection against liability. This also covers accidental property damage and injuries while we work on your roofing project.
What to Ask When Looking for a Local Siding Contractor
As we previously mentioned, not all siding contractors are as professional as they claim they are. You’ll need to tell who’s bluffing from the real deal. Here are some questions to help you out:
“Can You Provide Referrals and Reviews of Previous Jobs You’ve Completed?” – Checking out reviews and testimonials of previously completed works are invaluable when looking for good prospects for your siding project. Of course, many siding professionals will already provide this via their website or portfolio if they carry it with them as part of their presentation, but in the event that the information isn’t made available to you, don’t hesitate to ask this question.
Be sure to check out referrals as well, as they will provide you with an option to investigate the contractor with other homeowners. It’s ideal to contact at least three of these people to get well-rounded feedback, but even just one or two is better than none.
“Where’s Your Business Located and How Long Have You Been in Business?” – You should always ask this even if they have an address provided on their website, as it often sets the conversation in a few directions. An established contractor will likely have an office in your area, which is a good sign that you’re not dealing with a scammer. If you aren’t thoroughly convinced by everything that follows, you can always take a drive to that office just to be sure.
Knowing how long they’ve been in business will also give you an idea of how much they’re experienced in the industry. While they’ll likely have this information on their website as well, it’s still good to hear it from them personally.
When you’re looking for an excellent James Hardie siding installer, don’t hesitate to hire Peninsula Siding Company, Inc. to get the job done. Contact us by calling (650) 529-6798 or filling out our convenient online contact form. Talk to us today!