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Locksmith Service Glencoe

Tags: Locksmith

(224) 577-1870

Last Updated:
August 3rd, 2017

Do you need a reliable Glencoe locksmith? Would you like a technician that is also honest and affordable? Just call Locksmith Service Glencoe and we’ll dispatch one to you that is all of the above, and more! We offer 24-hour, residential, commercial ...
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684 Greenleaf Ave

Glencoe, IL 60022

Garage Door Repair Glencoe IL

Tags: Garage Door Service

(224) 231-5197

Last Updated:
October 22nd, 2016

Garage Door Repair Glencoe IL technicians can replace broken springs and get your garage door working in no time. Call (224) 231-5197 and get 10% discount on new spring.
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612 Greenleaf Ave

Glencoe, IL 60022

Locksmith Glencoe

Tags: locksmith service

(847) 801-0748

Last Updated:
December 8th, 2015

The services of Locksmith Glencoe cover residential, commercial and auto lock and key issues! The company offers 24/7 emergency lockout and lock rekey service, new lock installation, car key replacement and programming! Located in Illinois!
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Vernon Ave #759

Glencoe, IL 60022

Garage Door Repair Glencoe

Tags: Garage door

(847) 463-1991

Last Updated:
November 27th, 2015

The company is the best in Illinois for the installation of all garage doors! Garage Door Repair Glencoe is an experienced service provider and an ace in opener sensors maintenance, Liftmaster installation and Genie repair.
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450 Green Bay Rd #9C

Glencoe, IL 60022

Garage Door Repair Glencoe IL

Tags: Garage Door Repair Glencoe IL

(847) 230-4813

Last Updated:
February 24th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Glencoe IL , service provided from Glencoe IL 60022 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairglencoeil.com/
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671 Village Court

Glencoe, IL 60022


How to Hire a Contractor in Glencoe IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Glencoe IL 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 Glencoe 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 Glencoe IL

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 Glencoe IL

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a IL or Glencoe 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 Glencoe IL

Accidents happen to even the best Glencoe 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 Glencoe 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 Glencoe IL

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