Planning to build a deck for your home? If so, then you should skip attempting to DIY the deck installation, and hire a professional to get the job done instead. However, it may be difficult to find a professional that you can rely on and trust to install your deck. Thankfully, there are ways to help you find and hire the best deck installation experts in your area.
Friends and Family
When screening a contractor that can do work in your home, the first people you can turn to for references are your friends and family. If they’re former clients of the contractor they recommend, there’s a chance that they’re reliable, and you can best gauge the contractor’s work ethic and reputation from them.
On the other hand, you can always turn to the internet for help in searching for a deck installation contractor. In fact, between the two, you may be able to benefit more from doing a search. This is because former clients can leave more candid reviews that will let you know if the professional is really as trustworthy as they project themselves to be.
Once you have a list of your potential choices for deck installation contractors, you should make time to check their credentials before making your final decision. Ask the contractors if they or any of their employees are certified in remodeling or have any special training, such as a Certified Remodeler or Certified Lead Carpenter certification. That way, you’ll be able to determine if your choice of contractor is really up for the job you want done.
The final step before hiring your contractor is to ask if they carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance. This is important because it frees you from any and all responsibility if a worker gets injured on your property during a job. If they say they do, verify this information by calling their agency to check if the certificate is expired or if the insurance has been cancelled.
Turn to Solid State Construction for all your decking needs. We are your leading provider of roofing and siding installation services. Give us a call at (501) 709-0041, or fill out our contact form.