At Glenn Gate Construction, we want to help you make your home the best it can be, and for many homeowners, that means adding a porch. A porch is a great addition to any home, giving you versatile living space and a convenient way to enjoy the outdoors. If you are interested in adding a porch to your home, we encourage you to work with a qualified porch contractor. To help make finding a porch contractor easier, in this article, we’ll go over a few questions you should ask when evaluating candidates.
- How long have you been in business? One of the first things that you should ask a potential porch contractor is how long they have been in business. You want to know both how much experience they have in the industry in general, and how long this team has been working together, as both make a difference in the overall quality of your results and project experience. We at Glenn Gate Construction have been in business for over 25 years, so you can rest assured that we know how to work together to deliver the results you deserve.
- What insurance coverage do you have? Another essential question to ask any contractor is what insurance coverage they offer. Construction projects, even relatively small ones like building a porch, carry a certain level of risk, and the last thing you want is to have to eat the cost of any property damage or injuries that may occur on the job. Reputable porch contractors will have both liability insurance and workers’ compensation to protect you in those circumstances.
- Do you have any references I can contact? The third key thing to ask a porch contractor before hiring them is to provide a list of past clients you can contact about their experience with the company. Speaking with past clients will give you the chance to get a more complete sense of the team and their results before you make your final decision. At Glenn Gate Construction, we stand behind all of our past work and are happy to provide a list of satisfied clients for you to speak to–and any contractor who hesitates on this point is probably one you want to pass over.