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Top Team Garage Door Repair

Tags: Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates

(224) 218-0616

Last Updated:
March 3rd, 2018

Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates For many years now, Top Team Garage Door has provided the Hoffman Estates, Illinois area with fast, affordable, friendly garage door service and sales. Are you interested in replacing your out-of-date or dented and ...
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1894 Huntington Blvd

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Alba Garage Doors

Tags: Garage Door

(847) 630-7068

Last Updated:
October 30th, 2017

If you are having any problems with your garage door, Alba’s Garage Door Service has brilliant and professional service technicians, installers and sales staff that are all well-trained, and have many years of experience.We are a family owned and ope...
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Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Locksmith Hoffman Estates

Tags: Locksmith

(847) 801-0731

Last Updated:
February 6th, 2016

A well-equipped locksmith contractor in Illinois! Locksmith Hoffman Estates provides emergency mobile services 24/7! Expert team, fast response, efficient services! Offers locks repair, rekey and installation. Replaces car keys and opens trunks.
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Rebecca Dr #991

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates IL

Tags: Hoffman Estates Garage Door Repair

(630) 748-7478

Last Updated:
October 7th, 2015

Garage Door Coupons for repair, new garage door installations and openers! From Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates IL, serving Hoffman Estates with most professional service with local company.
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Mayfield Ln

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates

Tags: Garage door

(847) 462-7081

Last Updated:
September 13th, 2015

The emergency solutions of Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates are delivered by the company's skilled experts in no time. The contractor covers all door and opener brands. Receive the best service in Illinois fast.
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3 Golf Center

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Alstech Garage Door Repair

Tags: garage door repair Hoffman Estates , Garage door opener Hoffman Estates , garage door services Hoffman Estates

(847) 558-6388

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates,IL Professionals, we repair it right, since the beginning! Together with the quickest response teams. Regardless of what your garage door problems are we're here in order to assist you! Our accredited and seasoned.T...
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2449 West Central Road

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Locksmith Hoffman Estates

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(435) 669-8495

Last Updated:
May 1st, 2015

Hoffman Estates Locksmith service or sell virtually every key, lock and safe by every major manufacturer. Hoffman Estates Locksmith available for safe combinations changed and much more. We service all types of locks and entry systems. Call us now fo...
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Franklin Pl

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Hoffman Estates Locksmith

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(607) 224-8918

Last Updated:
April 21st, 2015

We, Hoffman Estates Locksmith are dedicated to providing our customers with fast and friendly emergency service. We've provided the entire area with the highest quality Locksmith services same day.
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Hassell Rd

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Garage Door Repair Hoffman Estates

Tags: Hoffman Estates Garage Door Repair

(732) 847-1527

Last Updated:
March 25th, 2015

Hoffman Estates Garage door repair is top local service provider with best experts to offer wide range of services for garage door in low cost. Our local technicians can help get that garage door opener fixed in no time with best rates in the Hoffman...
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Devonshire Ln, Hoffman Estates, IL

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Hoffman Estates Locksmith

Tags: Hoffman Estates Locksmith

(850) 621-2633

Last Updated:
March 16th, 2015

Locksmith Hoffman Estates and associates offer a large vary of lock and key services for the house, office, or auto, as well as key cutting and a lot of. We’ve best aim Hoffman Estates to serve each client simply inside quarter-hour.
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Glen Lake Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL

Hoffman Estates, IL 60179



How to Hire a Contractor in Hoffman Estates IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Hoffman Estates 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 Hoffman Estates 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 Hoffman Estates 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 Hoffman Estates IL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Hoffman Estates 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 Hoffman Estates 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 Hoffman Estates IL

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