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Alpine Roofing Construction

Tags: Dallas Commercial Roofing

(214) 528-9897

Last Updated:
November 16th, 2017

Alpine Roofing Construction is a Commercial, Residential and Industrial Roofing and Construction Roofing and Construction company Located in Dallas Texas, Alpine Roofing Construction serve clients in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. With 17 years of ex...
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2929 Carlisle St, Suite 190.

Dallas, TX 75204

AAAVacs

Tags: vacuum

(214) 348-1620

Last Updated:
October 30th, 2017

Welcome to AAA Vacuum, Your Trusted Home Care Expert Since 1981. AAA Vacuum is an authorized dealer of Miele, Dyson, Riccar, IQAir, Hoover and over 60 other top vacuum and air purifier brands. We encourage you to call us with any questions you have o...
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9845 Walnut Hill Ln.

Dallas, TX 75238

Dallas Shutters Expert

Tags: Vinyl Shutters Dallas

(214) 308-2162

Last Updated:
October 29th, 2017

At Dallas Shutters Expert, we are Dallas's best window shutters company. Since its founding, we give you high value, quality and stylish shutters for any home or office. We strive is to give you the absolute best shutters and service so that you can ...
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1222 Commerce St. Apt. 124

Dallas, TX 75202

469Locksmith

Tags: dallas locksmith

(469) 480-3395

Last Updated:
October 22nd, 2017


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14755 Preston RD Ste #518

Dallas, TX 75254

Locksmith South Dallas

Tags: locksmith

(214) 905-0776

Last Updated:
October 18th, 2017

Locksmith South Dallas in Texas is delighted to be available to give locals what they need in regards to automotive, residential, and commercial services to improve security. The solutions that we carry out are meant to not only protect your property...
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Locksmith South Dallas

Dallas, TX 75202

Locksmith In South Dallas

Tags: locksmith

(214) 390-2781

Last Updated:
October 12th, 2017

Not every locksmith in South Dallas is going to offer you the quality of service that youll receive from us at Locksmith in South Dallas. This is why Locksmith in South Dallas is the preferred locksmith service. We offer superior, quality services a...
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5151 Village Fair Dr,

Dallas, TX 75224

elite cleaning of frisco

Tags: cleaning service

(469) 980-6388

Last Updated:
October 5th, 2017

Our goal is to see to it that you are served to your complete satisfaction. We will work any additional or different requests. We offer, home, house, apartment, townhome, office and janitorial service along with the following -Recurring Maid Servic...
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100121 drawbridge

dallas, TX 75204

G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair

Tags: Dallas Foundation Repair

(972) 301-8594

Last Updated:
October 3rd, 2017

GL Hunt has been built on a foundation of trust, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio areas since 1987. We are the most trusted foundation company in the area, making us the best choice for your foundation repair work. Since your home is oft...
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2920 Harbinger Ln

Dallas, TX 75287

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Tags: locksmith

(469) 480-3097

Last Updated:
October 1st, 2017

For the last decade UTS Locksmith Dallas has serviced Dallas, TXs residents and business owners with professional, reliable and quick locksmith solutions for home, office & automotive needs. With 24/7 emergency service, you can trust us with any loc...
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2425 Victory Ave Dallas

Dallas, TX 75219

Fresh Coat of North Dallas

Tags: Painting

(214) 888-6840

Last Updated:
August 25th, 2017

From house painting, to deck staining, to wallpaper removal, Fresh Coat of North Dallas offers a wide range of painting and painting-related services. Your team of professional painters will approach every job with service in mind, working every proj...
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7324 Gaston Ave., Ste. 124-447

Dallas, TX 75214



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.