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Local business listings for Glendale Heights, IL

Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Glendale Heights

(331) 300-0271

Last Updated:
March 2nd, 2018

Garage Door Repair Glendale Heights For many years now, Top Team Garage Door has provided the Glendale Heights area with fast, affordable, friendly garage door service and sales. Are you interested in replacing your out-of-date or dented and dinged g...
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192 Bloomingdale Ct

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Advocate Roofing

Tags: Chicago Roofing Company

(630) 398-4600

Last Updated:
May 23rd, 2017

We provide roof inspection services, maintenance and replacement, while also specializing in siding and gutter replacement. Relying on our skilled roofing expertise and quality craftsmanship, our expert contractors complete the job in a timely manner...
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827 East North Avenue

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Locksmith Glendale Heights

Tags: Locksmith Service

(630) 425-6725

Last Updated:
May 27th, 2016

From transponder key programming and car lock change to home and office lock installation, rekey and repair, Locksmith Glendale Heights satisfies everyone's needs. Offers emergency locksmith 24/7 in Illinois!
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Dunteman Dr #1201

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Garage Door Repair Glendale Heights IL

Tags: Glendale Heights Garage Door Repair

(630) 748-7476

Last Updated:
October 7th, 2015

Get special discount from Garage Door Repair Glendale Heights IL for all services related to your garage door repairs including new motor installations from local company.
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Dickens Ave

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Glendale Heights Garage Door Repair

Tags: Glendale Heights Garage Door Repair

(617) 237-2542

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2015

Glendale Heights Garage Door Repair and maintenance of Illinois offers the high quality comprehensive garage door repair services in the area. Serving Glendale Heights area from past couple of years with best service and well trained professionals to...
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Lombard Ct

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

ACO Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair Glendale Heights , garage door installation Glendale Heights , garage door company Glendale Heights

(630) 343-0747

Last Updated:
May 4th, 2015

Are you looking for a garage repair in Glendale Heights IL? Tired of dealing with broken springs, or beat up garage, or just old garage doors? If so then you have come to the right place. All you have to do is call the garage door experts of Glendale...
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282 Alpine Drive East

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Locksmith Glendale Heights

Tags: Locksmith

(509) 785-7132

Last Updated:
April 29th, 2015

Glendale Heights Locksmith Services provides automotive Locksmith services for automotive key replacement, key replacement and each one different services related to Locksmiths in IL with as shortly as potential.
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Amy Ave

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Locksmith Glendale Heights

Tags: Locksmith

(315) 673-7320

Last Updated:
April 3rd, 2015

At Glendale Heights Locksmith we offer auto, commercial and residential Locksmith service. We, Glendale Heights Locksmith, are known for reaching to customer in 20 minutes with best technicians. Need a local Locksmith who is reliable, cheap and profe...
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Euclid Ave

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Glendale Heights Garage Door Repair

Tags: Glendale Heights Garage Door Repair

(914) 390-7502

Last Updated:
March 23rd, 2015

Glendale Heights Garage Door Repair services focuses on service and repairs of all makes and models of garage doors and openers. We are a full service garage door repair and maintenance company, proudly serving Glendale Heights and surrounding areas....
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Lincoln Ave, Glendale Heights, IL

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Glendale Heights Locksmith

Tags: Glendale Heights Locksmith

(256) 872-3611

Last Updated:
March 11th, 2015

Glendale Heights Locksmith provide lock installations, onsite lockout services and much more. We, Glendale Heights Locksmith are dedicated to providing our customers with fast and friendly emergency service. Learn more and request a free quote today ...
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Norton Ave, Glendale Heights, IL

Glendale Heights, IL 60139



How to Hire a Contractor in Glendale Heights IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights IL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights IL

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