Before you buy an awning, you have to consider who to hire to perform your installation. Hiring a contractor is not an easy task. It’s crucial that you pick the best one for the job, and there can be repercussions that come from picking a bad company. But you can take matters into your own hands by determining which contractors can be trusted. By asking the right questions, you get valuable information on what services you can expect from a contractor, and if those services will live up to your standards. These are some of the questions you should ask before you decide on an awning company.
How Long Has the Awning Company Been in Business?
You want to find an awning company that has been in the business for a long time. Seasoned workers are more efficient, and workers who have been around for a long time are less likely to make mistakes than newcomers. It’s just a safer bet to go with a company that has plenty of experience behind them.
Is This Your Main Line of Work?
The answer to this question should be straightforward. If a company primarily works with awnings, they will tell you without hesitation. It raises an eyebrow if the company tries dodging the question or being tricky with how they phrase their answer.
Is the Awning Company Licensed or Insured?
This is a pivotal question to ask any awning company. You should only ever hire an awning company that has the proper insurance and licensing. Doing so will ensure you have the necessary protection in the event something terrible happens while on the job, such as an injury. If you pick an awning company that isn’t insured, you’ll be the one held accountable for any problems.
How Should We Communicate?
You should always be able to get in contact with your awning company, so knowing how they plan to reach you is important. Effective communication allows them to inform you of any complications that may arise during the project, as well as discuss what times are best to complete it. Contractors that don’t communicate well with their clients will not be able to realize their clients’ visions.
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Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top quality craftsmanship and service.Visit our website to see how we can serve you and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest.