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Locksmith Service Arlington Heights

Tags: safe opening

(224) 577-1883

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

"If you live in Arlington Heights, locksmith service that is done just right and is affordably priced too is available by calling Locksmith Service Arlington Heights. Our local company is highly regarded, and with good reason. Our Arlington Heights l...
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180 N Arlington Heights Rd

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Arlington Heights

(224) 218-0787

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Garage Door Repair Arlington Heights For many years now, Top Team Garage Door has provided the Arlington Heights area with fast, affordable, friendly garage door service and sales. Are you interested in replacing your out-of-date or dented and dinged...
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399 N Dunton Ave

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Fusion Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage doors

(224) 518-1770

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Local garage door repair company catering to any garage door requirements. Our focus is geared at providing exceptional customer service, we ensure that our customers receive safe and professional services rendered. We offer SAME DAY SERVICE and our ...
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11 W. College Drive suite 205, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Rocket Plumbing Arlington Heights

Tags: Plumbing Service

(847) 305-2099

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We serve Arlington Heights' Plumbing needs. All our plumbers are certified and licensed.
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55 South Vail Avenue #1113

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Window Concepts

Tags: Arlington Heights

(847) 621-2680

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Window Concepts of Arlington Heights, IL provides local clients with roofing, siding, thermal window and door replacment services. Services Chicago western suburbs. 847-621-2680
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2025 S Arlington Heights Rd #115

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Arlington Heights Garage Door Services

Tags: Garage Door Repair

(716) 665-7616

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

At Arlington Heights Garage Door Services and service we have a tendency to are here to assist you along with your garage door service and garage door repair wants 24/7 call us today (716) 665-7616 and get a FREE estimate for any garage door repair, ...
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1334 N Highland Ave

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Arlington Heights Garage Repair Service

Tags: Best Garage Door Repair Arlington Heights

(309) 595-6965

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Arlington Heights Garage Repair Service provides quality services like garage door install & replacement, new garage doors, installation and broken spring services with low cost. We have services to offer like industrial and residential with services...
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2219 S Goebbert Rd

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Arlington Heights Door Repair Company

Tags: Best Garage Door Repair Arlington Heights

(608) 606-6091

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Arlington Heights Door Repair Company is your trusted supply for garage door services together with repairs, installation, sales & service. We are a leader in garage doors and connected services in Arlington Heights with best experts to work for you....
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313 S Ridge Ave

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Arlington Heights Garage Door Company

Tags: Best Garage Door Repair Arlington Heights

(323) 847-5121

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Arlington Heights Garage Door Company is the industry standard for garage doors. We work for best reviews with best technicians and have quality workers to solve your queries. Call (323) 847-5121 and get a FREE estimate for any garage door repair, in...
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547 S Vail Ave

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Arlington Heights Plumbing

Tags: Arlington Heights Plumbing

(847) 737-4734

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Arlington Heights Plumbing is a full service plumbing company serving the residents of Arlington Heights and surrounding communities. We are a fully, licensed plumber with expertise in all things plumbing.
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909 W. Euclid Ave. #443

Arlington Heights, IL 60005



How to Hire a Contractor in Arlington Heights IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Arlington Heights IL can be nerve-racking. This is especially true if it's a specialized project where you don't have the opportunity to develop a long-term relationship. While there is always a chance that you can get ripped off, the good news is that most Arlington Heights contractors out there are honest people that care about providing good service. Here are the things to look for to make sure that the contractor you choose fits that description.

Licensed in Arlington Heights IL

Depending on the type of work to be performed and your location, a home contractor may or may not be required to be licensed. However, most cities and states do require or at least allow businesses to register their names with the state and local government. If a license or other registration is required, not using a contractor that hasn't complied with the requirement is a no brainer. Even if it isn't required, being able to confirm the identity of a contractor and having a way to track them down if something goes wrong is definitely beneficial.

Bonded in Arlington Heights IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Arlington Heights agency to provide a source of funds to pay claims against a contractor. Like with licensing, bonds may or may not be required depending on the type or work and local laws. Bonding does provide a huge layer of protection because if a contractor performs poorly or doesn't complete the job, there is a guaranteed source of money to recover from. While you can always sue in court with or without a bond, a contractor who has gone out of business or disappeared without finishing the job is practically impossible to recover from if no bond was posted.

Insured in Arlington Heights IL

Accidents happen to even the best Arlington Heights contractors, and could include workers getting hurt, injuries to neighbors or people walking by your property, or property damage to a neighbor's or your own home or vehicles. Depending on the circumstances, your homeowner's policy may or may not cover the damages. If it does, you will still likely be out of the deductible and face a premium increase. A good contractor will be insured so that they can take full responsibility for any damages that arise out of mishaps during their work.

Price Quotes

Price quotes are less black and white. A good Arlington Heights contractor will often be reluctant to provide a firm quote for a complex project over the phone because your home's layout or other factors can greatly affect what it will take to complete the project. To best get a feel for whether a contractor is being honest, ask questions about what could affect the price, what materials are needed, and how much time they expect the project to take. Talk to several contractors before choosing.

Depending on the nature of the project, some contractors will only give a firm quote after a home visit. They may charge a small fee for the visit because providing a good quote can be time-consuming. Don't skip a contractor who won't provide a free estimate unless you know there are several contractors in the area who do make it a standard practice to provide free estimates for similar work.

Once your quotes are in, be wary of choosing the low bidder. A slightly competitive price may be good, but if it low balls the other quotes by a lot, there is a good chance that you will receive poor work or have the contractor later trying to charge you additional fees.

Contract

Always get your price quote in writing before any work begins. A good contract should include the project deadline, whether materials are covered, what happens if expected costs change, a specific description of the work to be performed, and what happens if the work is late or unsatisfactory. A good contractor will want a good contract because it ensures they are on the same page as the customer so that they can provide good service, and it also protects them from customers who fail to pay or raise frivolous disputes.

References in Arlington Heights IL

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Arlington Heights contractor is to ask your friends and neighbors if they recommend anyone. Good contractors often get most of their business by word of mouth. When you search online, the main thing you're looking for is a string of complaints about a contractor. This is the most common reason people leave online reviews.

Positive online reviews are less useful because people are less likely to make time to leave them, they can easily be faked, and sites such as Angie's List may even require the Arlington Heights contractor to pay before they are posted. If you didn't get any personal recommendations and the online feedback about a contractor is at least neutral, the best thing to do is to ask them for references you can contact and doing the rest of the due diligence outlined above.