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Local business listings for Brentwood, NY

C&D Suffolk Siding & Roofing

Tags: Home Improvement Contractor

(516) 253-2338

Last Updated:
June 22nd, 2016

If you're in Suffolk County Long Island and looking for a solid solution to your roofing/siding problem, we are the siding & roofing contractors to call. We specialize in new roof installations and new siding installations ...and can help you now . L...
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355 Crooked Hill Rd

Brentwood, NY 11717

Garage Door Repair Brentwood NY

Tags: Garage Door Repair Brentwood NY

(631) 609-4990

Last Updated:
January 28th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Brentwood NY , service provided from Brentwood NY 11717 vsit: http://garagedoorrepairbrentwoodny.com/ for more info.
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760 Suffolk Avenue

Brentwood, NY 11717

V. Garofalo Carting Inc.

Tags: Recycling Long Island NY

(631) 231-0999

Last Updated:
September 18th, 2014

V Garofalo Carting Inc, is a well-known waste and recycling company that provides recycling, Garbage and Trash Removal services in Long Island, Suffolk County and Nassau County, NY.
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926 Crooked Hill Road

Brentwood, NY 11717

Water Damage in Brentwood NY

Tags: Water Damage Long Island , Fire Damage Brentwood NY , Smoke Restoration Brentwood NY

(631) 830-0174

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2014

We are a full service emergency response company, serving Long Island the five boroughs, Westchester and soon the South Florida market. Enviral Restoration Fire and Water Corporation is a family owned business, that has been in business approximately...
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Serving Brentwood New York

Brentwood, NY 11717

Karina\'s Cleaning Services

Tags: Cleaning Services

(347) 210-3911

Last Updated:
April 17th, 2013

Karina\'s cleaning services has over fifteen years of experience in residential and commercial cleaning. Using non toxic products and proven techniques, Karina\'s cleaning services offers a 100% guarantee on all their work.
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11717

Brentwood, NY 11717

Suffolk County Tree Service

Tags: Suffolk County Tree Removal

(631) 231-2010

Last Updated:
May 30th, 2012

We are a fully licensed and insured tree and shrub care business located in Brentwood, NY. Our main focuses include providing tree pruning, removals, stump grinding, land clearing, planting, disease control and arboriculture to homes and businesses a...
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344 American Boulevard

Brentwood, NY 11717


How to Hire a Contractor in Brentwood NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Brentwood NY 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 Brentwood 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 Brentwood NY

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 Brentwood NY

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NY or Brentwood 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 Brentwood NY

Accidents happen to even the best Brentwood 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 Brentwood 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 Brentwood NY

Always check references -- both online and offline. The best way to find a good Brentwood 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 Brentwood 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.