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Local business listings for Langhorne, PA

Langhorne Locksmith

Tags: Locksmith

(215) 302-7918

Last Updated:
November 7th, 2017

When it comes to hiring a premium locksmith in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Langhorne Locksmith is your first choice! We can solve any of your locksmith needs. When you seek an affordable, top-quality locksmith in Langhorne, Langhorne Locksmith is superi...
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100 Barclay Ct

Langhorne, PA 19047

A & S Fencing LLC

Tags: Fencing Contractor

(215) 752-2528

Last Updated:
August 11th, 2017

We are the fencing contractors in Langhorne, PA that know that having a comfort zone means having limited success! Contact for commercial security fencing, to A & S Fencing LLC!
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1276 E Old Lincoln Hwy

Langhorne, PA 19047

Olden Carpet and Flooring

Tags: Bucks County Carpet company

(215) 943-5667

Last Updated:
June 13th, 2017

Olden Carpet and Flooring Bucks County | 215-943-5667. We are a Bucks County Carpet Store located in Langhorne, PA. Dreaming of stylish new floor? Do you desire that flooring look they achieved on your last vacation? Are you wondering if you can a...
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415 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Langhorne, PA 19047

Olden Carpet and Flooring

Tags: bucks county carpet

(215) 943-5667

Last Updated:
January 26th, 2017

Olden flooring is a family owned and operated business with over 25 years experience. We are the premiere bucks county carpet and flooring installers with highest quality products. We only use the best material in the industry. Priding ourselves on c...
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415 W. Lincoln Hwy

Langhorne, PA 19047

Bucks County Painters

Tags: historic renovation

(267) 354-7002

Last Updated:
May 9th, 2016

We are Bucks County Painters, a local painting company doing residential and commercial painting of both interior and exterior properties. We are happy to provide painting services throughout the many townships in Bucks County PA. Beyond interior and...
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13 Summit Square Center Suite 162

Langhorne, PA 19047

Dennis & Sons Roofing

Tags: roofing company

(215) 757-1855

Last Updated:
March 27th, 2016

DENNIS & SONS Roofing is a GAF/ELK Certified Roofing Contractor as well as a CertainTeed ShingleMaster Company and are certified in all aspects of roofing and home repairs. Certified Contractors have met rigorous standards for professionalism. We are...
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211 N Hawthorne Ave

Langhorne, PA 19047

Fine Cabinetry, LLC

Tags: kitchen remodeling bucks county

(215) 702-3463

Last Updated:
July 29th, 2014

Fine Cabinetry, LLC. Offers the best in well-crafted Langhorne, PA Cabinets. We take pride in our workmanship and will build your cabinets according to your needs and specifications. We have worked on more than 20,000 remodeling projects, giving us u...
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134 North Flowers Mill Road

Langhorne, PA 19047


How to Hire a Contractor in Langhorne PA You Can Trust

Hiring a home contractor in Langhorne PA 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 Langhorne 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 Langhorne PA

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 Langhorne PA

A bond is an amount of money deposited with a PA or Langhorne 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 Langhorne PA

Accidents happen to even the best Langhorne 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 Langhorne 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 Langhorne PA

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