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Garage Door Repair Granite Bay

Tags: Garage door

(916) 509-3520

Last Updated:
February 28th, 2016

When you need immediate garage door help in California, we are the ones to turn to. We at Garage Door Repair Granite Bay will be quick to fix your problems.
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8789 Auburn Folsom Rd

Granite Bay, CA 95746

Solar Assistance

Tags: solar power installation

(916) 571-0051

Last Updated:
September 17th, 2015

Solar Assistance prides itself on our excellent customer service and premium solar panels. We guarantee 100% satisfaction to all of our clients. Whether you decide to lease, or buy your panels, we will help you make an informed decision based on your...
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6806 Fallsbrook Suite 1

Granite Bay, CA 95746

Wrought Iron Granite Bay CA

Tags: Irish Iron Granite Bay CA , Wrought Iron Door Coverings Granite Bay CA , Wrought Iron Park Bench Granite Bay CA

(916) 473-1282

Last Updated:
May 6th, 2014

Irish Iron takes pride in providing you with unique, individualized iron fences, gates, handrails, spiral staircases, and much more. Each project is crafted with old world techniques and new age technology in hinge design and installation to ensure y...
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Serving Granite Bay California

Granite Bay, CA 95746

Premier Pools Managment Corp

Tags: pool builders little rock

(916) 743-2290

Last Updated:
February 26th, 2014

Premier Pools & Spas has been ranked as the #1 Pool Builders in America by Pool & Spa News. Their 25 year old business has grown to over 30,000 pools built, mostly by referral of their delighted customers. They intimately know what it takes to build ...
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5748 Avenida Robles

Granite Bay, CA 95746

Preferred Plumbing & Drain Granite Bay CA

Tags: 24 Hour Plumbing & Drain Granite Bay CA , Emergency Plumbers in Granite Bay CA , Sewer & Drain Cleaning Granite Bay CA

(916) 458-4229

Last Updated:
July 28th, 2012

At Preferred Plumbing of Granite Bay we take great pride in ourselves and this kind of high standard of services that our clients often come back again for all their plumbing requirements. Our knowledgeable plumbers always provide prompt, speedy serv...
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Serving Sacramento County Since 2004

Granite Bay, CA 95746

Kleen Express Carpet Cleaning Granite Bay CA

Tags: Carpet Cleaning Granite Bay CA , Upholstery Cleaning Granite Bay CA , Water Removal Granite Bay CA

(916) 405-0075

Last Updated:
July 28th, 2012

Tile can get a crusty film over the top, when this builds up, it can be very hard to remove, professional tile and grout cleaners have the tools and cleaning supplies to make your tiles as good as new, if you would like a free quote on cleaning your ...
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Serving Sacramento County

Granite Bay, CA 95746

Secure Your Home Security Alarms Granite Bay, CA

Tags: Granite Bay CA Home Alarms , Alarm Systems Granite Bay CA , Home Monitoring Systems Granite Bay CA

(916) 900-7512

Last Updated:
June 14th, 2012

Home Security System in Granite Bay CA: The new security technology has been good to the homeowner and small business owner, it used to cost thousands of dollars to get even a basic security system plus big expenses to install and monitor it. In many...
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Serving Sacramento County

Granite Bay, CA 95746


How to Hire a Contractor in Granite Bay CA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Granite Bay CA 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 Granite Bay 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 Granite Bay CA

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 Granite Bay CA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a CA or Granite Bay 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 Granite Bay CA

Accidents happen to even the best Granite Bay 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 Granite Bay 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 Granite Bay CA

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