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Charlottes Best Roofers

Tags: Best Roofers in Charlotte , charlotte roofers

(704) 774-6776

Last Updated:
April 24th, 2018

Charlotte's Best Roofing offers high-quality roof repair and roof replacement services at a competitive price in Charlotte, North Carolina. We can handle all your residential and commercial roof replacement and roof repair needs. We are more than jus...
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18705 Vineyard Point Ln,

Cornelius, NC 28031

Garage Door Repair Cornelius NC

Tags: Garage Door Repair Cornelius NC

(704) 288-0436

Last Updated:
February 10th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Cornelius NC , fast and local service provided from Cornelius NC 28031 , find more at http://garagedoorrepaircornelius-nc.com/
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20519 North Main Street

Cornelius, NC 28031

Carolina Carpet Cleaning

Tags: carolina carpet cleaning

(704) 663-5859

Last Updated:
November 20th, 2014

Carolina Carpet Cleaning is proudly the fastest growing carpet cleaning company in the Charlotte and Lake Norman area. Expanding clientele and referral increase has motivated us to grow and reach more customers. Operating heavy duty truck-mounted hot...
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18631 Northline Dr Suite E

Cornelius, NC 28031

H & H Engineering

Tags: construction

(704) 897-8328

Last Updated:
May 7th, 2013

Structural engineering company based in Charlotte, NC provid all your structural design, light gauge metal framing and steel connection design needs. H&H Engineering specializes in quick efficient turn around time on bids for drywall contractors.
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17105 Kenton Dr.

Cornelius, NC 28031

Dream Spaces

Tags: closet organizer , Custom Closets , Custom Closets

(704) 363-5745

Last Updated:
January 21st, 2013

Dream Spaces is a home organization and storage products company based in North Carolina with several outlets to serve you. The company was founded in 2006. In 2008, we partnered with Dream Closets, Inc. who became our primary manufacturer. We pride ...
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18535 Old Statesville Rd, Unit H.

Cornelius, NC 28031

Carlyle Properties Lake Normal Realty

Tags: Lake Norman Realty

(704) 895-4676

Last Updated:
June 17th, 2012

Carlyle Properties is dedicated to providing the best service in finding and selling Lake Norman Realty, Lake Norman luxury homes, waterfront homes, condos, land or any real estate in Lake Norman NC
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19520 West Catawba Ave Ste 113

Cornelius, NC 28031


How to Hire a Contractor in Cornelius NC You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Cornelius NC 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 Cornelius 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 Cornelius NC

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 Cornelius NC

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a NC or Cornelius 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 Cornelius NC

Accidents happen to even the best Cornelius 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 Cornelius 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 Cornelius NC

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