Maintaining your home can be challenging. However, you have nothing to worry about if you know how to hire the right contractor. Our tip? Love local. Here’s why.
1. Proper Permit
Bad weather brings with it heavy rains, strong winds—and storm chasers. These out-of-state contractors in turn bring trouble, primarily because they often do not have the permits to work in your area.
Choose pros from your neighborhood instead. They know the rules better. Before they replace your siding or fix your Ann Arbor roofing, they would have secured a license from the local boards already. That piece of paper may seem trivial, but it can save you from a lot of headaches later on.
2. Local Knowledge
Home improvement isn’t one-size-fits-all. A licensed and “expert” contractor in another state may not always have the right skills and know-how to work on your home.
You best bet are contractors who have a permanent place of business in your hometown. These people likely have experience servicing households in your area. They’re familiar with the local landscape and weather. They understand the products and methods that will work for your home.
3. Reputation and References
Don’t underestimate the value of client references! According to a study by BuildZoom, homeowners still rely heavily on personal referrals when selecting contractors.
It’s easier to get recommendations if a contractor is local. If they’ve been in business for a while, one or two of your neighbors would have heard of them already. Industry peers (suppliers, other remodelers, etc.) would know who they are and how they conduct their operations. This makes it easier for you to gauge whether or not their work is worth investing in.
Many Michigan homeowners trust only one name—Tittle Brothers Construction. We’re the local experts in charge of quality siding, masonry, and roofing in Ann Arbor, MI, and nearby areas. Our other services include sunrooms, decks, patios, porches, windows, insulation, and room remodeling. Each of our products and techniques are tailored to meet the unique requirements of your Michigan home.
How can we help you today? Talk to one of our specialists at (877) 228-5658 about getting a free estimate on any of our services.