Ottawa Eavestrough is sharing these 8 important tips with homeowners to help them choose a reputable and trusted company to renovate their home and protect their wallet. Whether we get the job, or not, we want to ensure that you will be in safe and capable hands.
5 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK YOUR SIDING CONTRACTOR
- Does the company have liability insurance?
General liability insurance covers your actual property. This certificate will list your name and address as an additional insured, so if something happens on the job, you –and all of your hard-earned property – are covered. Most good companies have a 2 million liability.
- Is the Company Certified by any Manufacturers?
Make sure the company is certified by at least one manufacturer to ensure proper installation of roof system. Certified Installers understand the importance of installing to specific manufacturer requirements. Ottawa Eavestroughing is Baeulmer Approved. We are also Vinyl Siding Institute Certified Ottawa Vinyl Siding Installers
- Does the company have WSIB clearance?
Some contractors and roofers will skimp out on this requirement. The reason? WSIB isn’t cheap, and some would rather take their chances. The problem, of course, is when the chance is taken on your property and an employee becomes injured, you might find yourself forking over thousands of dollars to pay. This is a loss no homeowner wants to incur.
- What are the warranties on your new exterior renovation?
Homeowners should get at least a 50 year warranty on vinyl siding and at least 10 year workmanship (labour). Ottawa Eavestroughing provides a 50 year warranty on vinyl siding & 20 Year Full Warranty (Labour)
- Will the Company use subcontractors?
Ask whether any part of the job will be performed by a subcontractor. Make sure you know your contractor as the law says homeowners may be liable if a fall occurs and the subcontractors are not insured.
- Will the company install Tyvek? What will they use?
All Plywood should be covered with Tyvek and Taped with Tuck Tape, especially around windows and doors.
- What happens if rotten wood is found?
In the event rotten sheeting is found or structural damage what will the contractor do? How will he calculate the costs?
- How Will the Contractor Leave the Jobsite at the End of Each Day?
Your contractor should not strip more of your home than necessary each day, making sure your home is protected from nature’s elements. They also need to clean any siding removed that day and check the lawn and garden for nails and other hazardous items.