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- On March 2, 2020
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It’s always wise to do a bit of homework before you hire a contractor for any sort of work on your home, particularly those in the business of installing custom iron doors.
However, no amount of search-engine hunting or review site surfing can get you as much accurate information as you’ll get from simply questioning contractors themselves. You’ll get straight answers and learn exactly what you need to know in order to make an informed decision.
But this poses a new challenge: which are the right questions to ask? There are some that will give you a better sense of a contractor’s work and values than others, including:
“How Much Experience Do You Have in the Business?”
Discovering how much experience a contractor has in the iron door installation and repair business can often give you a good idea of what to expect from your final results. Typically, the more experience a contractor has, the better your overall results will be.
However, you’ll also want to inquire how long a contractor has been in business in your local area. After all, the needs of doors in dry parts of Arizona are likely to be much different than the needs of doors in humid Florida.
This might seem like a minor detail, but it’s crucial for ensuring your door installation is sturdy and long-lasting.
“Are Your Quotes Fixed?”
Often, contractors will offer to provide you with a free quote on the work you’re looking to have completed. Sometimes these quotes are fixed, meaning you will pay exactly the amount quoted.
Other times, they are simply estimates, which are educated guesses that aren’t binding, and you may end up paying far more or less than the originally quoted price. This is crucial if you’re looking to work within a specific budget for your door installation.
If your preferred contractor offers estimates, it may be possible to negotiate the price of a job to fit your budget beforehand.
“What Payment Schedule Will I Be Working With?”
When having your contracting work financed, it is important to understand the terms of the agreement, allowing you to pay back the overall cost over time within your budget. No one likes being caught off guard by unexpected charges. Plus, you will know the impact on your budget on a month-to-month basis, so you’re not caught off guard by charges down the line.
“Do You Have Your Contracting License?”
Professional contractors are required to obtain a contractor license. This is to ensure that all work is completed correctly and according to code, ensuring that you won’t face fines or potentially dangerous malfunctions down the road.
Keep in mind that contracting requirements change from state to state, so your contractor will need to show a license that’s current in your state before you should consider hiring them to install your wrought iron entry doors.
“Do You Offer a Warranty for Your Parts and Labor?”
Some contractors offer a warranty on work, but the terms of said warranty change from business to business. Before you even hire a contractor, ask them if they have a warranty and, if so, what it covers and how long it lasts.
Furthermore, if any of the materials used on the job come with a manufacturer’s warranty, ask for a copy of that information before the job gets started.
Contact Iron Doors Arizona to learn more about what you should expect from a contractor during your door installation and the right questions to ask to get the information you need.
You want the best for your home, and having the right data to make an informed decision on who you’re trusting with its safety is always a good place to start. These pros can help get you on the right path to your dream door installation in no time.
Call (602) 497-0239 if you have any other questions for our team!