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Meyer Commercial Roofing CO Knoxville

Tags: commercial TPO Roofing

(865) 249-0197

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Are you growing frustrated with your commercial roofs performance? Are you tired of fixing leaks and annoying repairs? Or maybe you're starting a new building project and when I get started right with a high performance affordable Commercial Roofin...
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4211 Washington Pike

Knoxville, TN 37917

Knoxville Fence Pros

Tags: Fence Installation

(865) 229-3669

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Fence Company Knoxville TN. The best among fencing companies in Knoxville TN. Do you want a fence contractor to install a beautiful fence in your yard? Schedule residential or commercial fence installation service with the Knoxville Fence Pros! Are...
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1817 Grand Ave

Knoxville, TN 37916

Farragut Locksmith

Tags: locksmith

(865) 551-6969

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Have you ever considered the many ways that a locksmith service can help you? Many people do not know just how practical and economical the services of a locksmith are when it comes to their home security. Homeowners in Farragut can always depend on ...
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11608 Lanesborough Way,

Knoxville, TN 37934

All Pest Exterminating

Tags: pest control knoxville tn

(865) 245-0284

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

All Pest Exterminating provides pest control services and wildlife removal services in Knoxville TN, and surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking for termite removal, bed bug removal services, or simply general pest control or wildlife removal, we c...
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1110 Viking Drive

Knoxville, TN 37932

TN Fireplace and Chimney

Tags: Knoxville CSIA Certified Chimney Professionals

(865) 922-2262

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

TN Fireplace and Chimney is owned by Josh Cate and is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Serving the Greater Knoxville, TN area, the CSIA certified chimney professionals provide chimney and fireplace services. Among these services are chimney cleaning,...
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1616 Summerhill Dr.

Knoxville, TN 37922

Gotcha Covered of Knoxville

Tags: Window Treatments

(865) 622-7379

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Welcome to Gotcha Covered Knoxville. We're proud to serve Knoxville, TN and the surrounding area. At Gotcha Covered, our team of experienced design consultants are experts in helping you with custom window treatments for your home or business, regard...
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Knoxville, Tennessee 37921

Knoxville, TN 37921

Farragut Roof Repair

Tags: Roof Repair Farragut TN

(865) 216-3274

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Fast, affordable, and quality roof repair in Farragut, Tennessee from Farragut Roof Repair at (865) 216-3274. We are your leading Roofing Specialists in Knox County and Loudon County and are willing to prove it to you! Just give us a call or visit us...
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1059 N Cedar Bluff Rd #112

Knoxville, TN 37923

Seamless Gutters of Knoxville

Tags: Gutter Cleaning

(865) 999-0304

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Seamless Gutters of Knoxville is your premier provider for high quality seamless gutters. We offer vinyl gutters, aluminum gutters, copper gutters, and steel gutters. We also offer gutter guards and gutter cleaning services. Call today for Seamless G...
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2042 Town Center Blvd #159A

Knoxville, TN 37922

Lucky Fencing

Tags: Fence Contractor

(865) 470-4289

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

Lucky Fencing is Knoxville's best choice for their Electric Fence, Wood Fence, Chain link Fence, Vinyl Fence, and Privacy Fence company.
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9111 Cross Park Drive D200

Knoxville, TN 37923

Knoxville moving comapnies

Tags: moving company

(313) 520-6209

Last Updated:
November 30th, 2018

We are Knoxville based company that specializes in moving services from/to Knoxville. We help customers move Tennessee-wide – from Knoxville to any city or town in Tennessee. We also help out customers move from anywhere in Tennessee to Knoxville. ...
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TN-34

Knoxville, TN 37924



How to Hire a Contractor in Knoxville TN You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Knoxville TN 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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville TN

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 Knoxville TN

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a TN or Knoxville 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 Knoxville TN

Accidents happen to even the best Knoxville 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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville TN

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