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Turf Pros Solution Dallas

Tags: Artificial Turf

(817) 592-9931

Last Updated:
July 13th, 2018

With water conservation restrictions in Dallas and the never ending battle to maintain lush, attractive, inviting and functional grass spaces, our business synthetic artificial grass is the ultimate problem solving alternative. Quality synthetic arti...
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900 Jackson St, #520

Dallas, TX 75202

Wine Cellar Specialists

Tags: Custom Wine Cellar Builder

(972) 454-0480

Last Updated:
July 6th, 2018

Wine lovers know that the best place to store their wine bottles at is not inside of a refrigerator nor a wine box. The perfect storage space for your vintages is a wine cellar with the right balance in temperature and humidity. Heat is the number on...
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6119 Greenville Ave #519

Dallas, TX 75206

Expert Roof repair

Tags: roof repair Dallas

(972) 499-5780

Last Updated:
June 29th, 2018

Expert roof repair is leading roofing and roof repair services provider in Dallas. We will help to you maintain the strength and life of your roof. Our professional roofers ensure use of high Quality material.
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Security America Mortgage Inc. 7514 Shadyvilla Ln 5930 Royal Ln, Dallas, Texas 75230, United States

Dallas, TX 77055

GreenPal Lawn Care of Dallas

Tags: Lawn Care

(972) 512-2278

Last Updated:
June 10th, 2018

Dallas's lawn care professionals compete for your lawn. Compare your pricing and reviews from other GreenPal customers. Schedule and Pay online or with your smart phone and never leave a check under the mat again.
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17762 Preston Road, Suite #224

Dallas, TX 75252

Blinds, Shutters & Motorized Shades Dallas

Tags: Window Treatment Store

(214) 506-2814

Last Updated:
June 4th, 2018

Plantation Shutters, Blinds, Drapery, Solar Shades
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Dallas, TX 75219

Metro Heating & Cooling

Tags: Air conditioning repair service

(488) 279-3400

Last Updated:
May 22nd, 2018

Metro Heating & Cooling offers the highest quality Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, and HVAC services throughout the greater Dallas, TX area. We proudly provide both Residential and Commercial properties with our expert services. Contact us tod...
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10254 Miller Rd

Dallas, TX 75238

Clear Air Dallas

Tags: air duct cleaning dallas

(214) 494-8251

Last Updated:
May 22nd, 2018

Air duct cleaning in dallas tx is what we do! If you need Dallas air duct cleaning services, mold remediation or dryer vent cleaning services in dallas TX and the surrounding cities Clean Air Dallas is the team for you, affordable and reliable!
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2217 Ivan st, #1212

Dallas, TX 75201

Dallas Carpet Cleaning

Tags: Home Cleaning

(469) 904-6611

Last Updated:
May 19th, 2018

Dallas Carpet Cleaning offers an extensive selection of services for both your home or businesses. Our carpet cleaning, carpet repair, and carpet maintenance services are performed by our carpet cleaning experts with years of quality-proven carpe...
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2606 Manor Way

Dallas, TX 75235

Fair N Square Roofing & Construction

Tags: Dallas Roofer

(214) 609-4281

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Searching for a Dallas Roofing Contractor? North Texas is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. But the continuous threat of severe weather in our area means that our homes can sometimes be impacted by strong storms, including hail and damag...
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12100 Ford Rd b308

Dallas, TX 75234

Dallas House Fix

Tags: Handyman

(972) 972-8765

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2018

Dallas House Fix provides every service you need to take care of, remodel or repair your home. No job is too small or too big for us. We are your one-stop shop for a wide range of home maintenance, remodeling and repair solutions. Our Craftsmen Are R...
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10000 N Central Expy

Dallas, TX 75231



How to Hire a Contractor in Dallas TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Dallas TX 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 Dallas 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 Dallas TX

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 Dallas TX

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TX or Dallas 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 Dallas TX

Accidents happen to even the best Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas TX

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