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A1 Garage Door Service- Houston

Tags: garage doors Houston; Houston garage door installation; best garage door opener in Houston; custom garage doors Houston TX

(713) 766-5585

Last Updated:
May 25th, 2018

A1 Garage Door Service -Houston is the #1 garage door specialist in the industry. We install, service and repair all kinds and types of garage doors in Houston. We have the best team of expert professionals who know how to handle each and every type ...
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14205 Aston St

Houston, TX 77040

Jose Ramos Tree Service

Tags: Tree Service Houston TX

(832) 566-1727

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Tree Service Houston Texas, Tree Trimming, Dangerous Tree Removal. Emergency Tree Service:Tree Service
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3818 Kashmere St

Houston, TX 77026

Creative Blinds

Tags: Blind

(281) 763-2513

Last Updated:
May 18th, 2018

Creative blinds has been providing the highest quality custom window treatments in Houston Tx. Visit our website to view our products and services.
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9930 Katy Freeway #500

Houston, TX 77005

Texas Premier Locksmith Houston

Tags: Locksmith

(713) 489-6866

Last Updated:
May 15th, 2018

Texas Premier Locksmith provides locksmith services in Houston, TX. Our services include commercial, residential and automotive, and accounts are always welcome. We strive to provide excellent customer service, and get to our customers as fast a...
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8950 Westpark Dr #211

Houston, TX 77063

Fox Pest Control

Tags: Pest Control , Exterminator

(281) 617-2183

Last Updated:
May 13th, 2018

FREE INSPECTION & ESTIMATE. SERVICE WITHIN 4 HOURS - GUARANTEED!
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15819 Tuckerton Rd Suite F

Houston, TX 77095

Anchor Roofing Inc

Tags: houston roof repair

(713) 266-2777

Last Updated:
May 10th, 2018

All those years of being in the business and expertise have helped us to approach particular problems in a certain way and to understand our client’s wishes. We treat all of our clients the same, whether you are a house owner or a prominent business ...
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3511 Bering Dr. Houston , TX 77057

Houston, TX 77057

J & N Garage Door

Tags: garage door repair

(832) 287-1595

Last Updated:
May 3rd, 2018

J & N Garage Door is Houston best and affordable garage door repair and installation specializing in replace garage door spring and garage door specialist.
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Houston, TX 77072

Big Heart Moving LLC

Tags: Moving Company

(832) 982-3120

Last Updated:
April 27th, 2018

Local residential and commercial moving company
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7533 Peekskill Ln.

Houston, TX 77075

Roofing Roofer

Tags: roofing

(444) 543-6543

Last Updated:
April 18th, 2018

roofing contractor
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123 main street

Houston, TX 77002

Attic Pro

Tags: Insulation replacement

(833) 700-5959

Last Updated:
April 18th, 2018

Insulation company
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5500 North Braeswood Blvd

Houston, TX 77096



How to Hire a Contractor in Houston TX You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Houston TX 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 Houston 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 Houston TX

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 Houston TX

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TX or Houston 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 Houston TX

Accidents happen to even the best Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston TX

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