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Garage Door Repair itasca

Tags: Garage door

(630) 518-9326

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2015

The amazing capacities and skills of all technicians at Garage Door Repair Itasca underline their efficiency. The most excellent team in Illinois for overhead door service, opener maintenance and garage door parts replacement.
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1499 W Irving Park Rd

Itasca, IL 60143

Garage Door Repair itasca

Tags: Garage door

(630) 518-9326

Last Updated:
December 20th, 2015

The amazing capacities and skills of all technicians at Garage Door Repair Itasca underline their efficiency. The most excellent team in Illinois for overhead door service, opener maintenance and garage door parts replacement.
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1499 W Irving Park Rd

Itasca, IL 60143

Locksmith Itasca

Tags: locksmith service

(630) 425-6726

Last Updated:
August 15th, 2015

Immediate services by Locksmith Itasca! Offers transponder key replacement 24/7, lockout service, lock installation and repairs, and rekeying of master systems! Fast response time and a reliable team in Illinois!
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N Walnut St

Itasca, IL 60143

Garage Door Repair Itasca IL

Tags: Garage Door Repair Itasca IL

(630) 206-3736

Last Updated:
February 25th, 2015

Garage Door Repair Itasca IL , service provided from Itasca IL 60143 , for more info visit http://garagedoorrepairitascail.com/
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521 North Rush Street

Itasca, IL 60143

Door Systems

Tags: Door Systems

(630) 447-9322

Last Updated:
February 19th, 2014

Door Repair - Door Replacement - Door Construction. Any type of door, including garage, retail, loading dock, fire doors, rolling steel doors, you name it. 24 Hour Emergency Service.
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751 Expressway Dr

Itasca, IL 60143

Garage Doors itasca

Tags: Garage Doors itasca

(630) 518-9326

Last Updated:
December 24th, 2015

The best garage door repair service in Illinois can be found here in Itasca. We offer garage door repair for the Marantec garage door and we also specialize in the installation of your overhead door. Call us now!
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1499 W Irving Park Rd

Itasca, IL 60143

QMIUSA

Tags: security shutters

(866) 980-1750

Last Updated:
November 1st, 2012

QMI was established in 1986 by the Miller family. What began as a simple, modest business has grown to become one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of storm and security rolling shutters for residential and commercial markets.
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1661 Glenlake Avenue

Itasca, IL 60143


How to Hire a Contractor in Itasca IL You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Itasca 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 Itasca 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 Itasca 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 Itasca IL

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

Accidents happen to even the best Itasca 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 Itasca 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 Itasca IL

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