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Shower Doors installation & Repairs

Tags: Shower Doors installation & Repairs NYC , Glass shop , Follow us on Twitter

(929) 888-7032

Last Updated:
September 16th, 2017

The glass Shower Doors installation & Repairs, require a glass installation professional to install.
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1770 bay ridge pkwy

Brooklyn, NY 11204

Master Window Repair

Tags: window repair , window replacement , window installation

(718) 332-0612

Last Updated:
September 15th, 2017

Master Window Repair specialized in the repair of any problem with window, glass, storefront, screens, shower door or a professional window installation. Servicing New York City, Brooklyn NY, Queens NY, Staten Island.
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1740 Coney Island Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11230

NY HVAC Services Inc.

Tags: HVAC

(718) 551-2029

Last Updated:
August 31st, 2017

NY HVAC Services, Inc., is a Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Heat Pump, Ductless Mini-Split, Boiler, Water Heater and Furnace repair, service, replacement, and maintenance Company located in NY City & surrounding boroughs. NY HVAC ...
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109 S 5th St. 1st Fl

Brooklyn, NY 11249

Glass Partitions Inc

Tags: window replacement

(646) 506-9981

Last Updated:
August 25th, 2017

Glass Partitions NYC is proud to be your premier source for all of your glass needs. We provide timely installations, affordable partitions, and more. We have many years of experience in the industry and work closely with our customers to ensure that...
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2547 Hubbard St

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Antique Mirror New York

Tags: glass and mirror

(929) 335-4468

Last Updated:
August 23rd, 2017

"Antique mirror new york , is a supplier company. We design, supply, and install Antique Mirrors for residential and commercial buildings, guaranteeing safety, security, and modern view.Through hard work, unparalleled service, a wide array of unique ...
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186 Grand St Little Italy

Brooklyn, NY 10013

Eddie and Sons Locksmith - Residential Locksmith Brooklyn

Tags: locksmith residential , residential locksmith , home lockout

(718) 701-8833

Last Updated:
August 16th, 2017

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Serving Area

Brooklyn, NY 11201

J&R Home Inspection

Tags: Home Inspection

(646) 846-9662

Last Updated:
August 9th, 2017

Call us for any home inspection needs you have - residential or commercial. We have years of experience and can get you the most accurate information possible.
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509 Remsen Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11236

J&R Home Inspection

Tags: Home Inspection

(646) 846-9662

Last Updated:
August 9th, 2017

Call us for any home inspection needs you have - residential or commercial. We have years of experience and can get you the most accurate information possible.
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509 Remsen Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11236

Aluminum Windows

Tags: best aluminum windows

(347) 380-7859

Last Updated:
August 8th, 2017

Aluminum Windows is your top company for aluminum window requirements. We provide brand new windows and can custom create a window to fit within your space. We are not bound by limitations and will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the...
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2440 Stillwell Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11214

Giovani Glass

Tags: Glass and mirror , Find us on Facebook , Follow us on Twitter

(718) 600-2294

Last Updated:
July 31st, 2017

Giovani Glass inc. is suplier of custom Architectural and Decorative Glass, Antique Mirrors,tempered glass,laminated safety glass, structural glass,safety laminated glass.
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199 Avenue T

Brooklyn, NY 11223



How to Hire a Contractor in Brooklyn NY You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn NY

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

Accidents happen to even the best Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn NY

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