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Safewell Window Well Covers

Tags: window well covers utah

(801) 889-6707

Last Updated:
June 22nd, 2017

Safewell Window Well Covers builds custom fit, solid steel window well covers to keep your kids & pets safe. We specialize in building the highest quality covers at the lowest possible cost to you. Proud to be your trusted provider along the Wasatch...
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1989 Ficus Way

Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Shadd Johnson Design

Tags: #1 home design

(801) 997-1143

Last Updated:
April 5th, 2017

If you are looking for a company that builds working relationships with regards to their customers by putting their wants and needs first, go and visit Shadd Johnson Design. We offer custom home design services in Eagle Mountain, UT. Other services ...
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3871 Glacier Rd

Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Valley View Ranch - Edge Homes

Tags: Home Builder

(801) 949-4823

Last Updated:
July 29th, 2016

With over 30 communities across the Wasatch front and Wasatch back, you are sure to find the perfect place to call home.
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9543 Blue Sky Dr

Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Summit Roofing

Tags: Roof

(801) 573-4203

Last Updated:
May 17th, 2015

TRUST SUMMIT ROOFING WITH YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING ROOF Make a quick list of the items in your commercial building that you feel are the most important. You probably will list your office equipment, networks, or air conditioning unit, or a wealth ...
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9766 Elk Ridge Dr Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Primary Garage Door Repair Of Eagle Mountain

Tags: Garage Door Repair Eagle Mountain Utah

(801) 980-3425

Last Updated:
November 19th, 2014

Primary Garage Door Repair Of Eagle Mountain local service from Eagle Mountain UT call (801) 980-3425 or visit http://garagedoorrepaireaglemountain.com/
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5475 Heritage Drive

Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

McArthur Homes Eagle Mountain

Tags: home builders

(801) 789-3071

Last Updated:
November 6th, 2012

McArthur Homes is the best home builder in Utah! We have been delighting Utah residents since 1993. We create the highest-quality, most affordable homes and townhomes in master planned locations. We are sure you will love our models. Visit our Lehi l...
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8998 N. Stonebridge Lane

Eagle Mountain, UT 84005


How to Hire a Contractor in Eagle Mountain UT You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Eagle Mountain UT 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 Eagle Mountain 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 Eagle Mountain UT

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 Eagle Mountain UT

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a UT or Eagle Mountain 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 Eagle Mountain UT

Accidents happen to even the best Eagle Mountain 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 Eagle Mountain 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 Eagle Mountain UT

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