Better Business Bureau Tips On Hiring A Contractor

With more and more roofers beginning to solicit customers door to door, it's hard to know who to trust. Here are some tips from the Better Business Bureau on how to hire a contractor for your home repairs.

• Check out company with the BBB.

• Get a list of BBB members that do the work you need.

• Get several detailed estimates. (Don't assume the lowest bid will be the best quality job.)

• Ask candidates for references of clients who had similar work done in the past couple of years, and check with them.

• Get a written contract before allowing work to begin.

• Ask if there is a warranty and get the terms of it in writing.

• Contractors working in Fayette County must be registered with the LFUCG Division of Building Inspection (859-258-3770), so verify that anyone wanting to work on Fayette County homes is in compliance.

• Do not pay the entire amount of the job up front.

• Beware high pressure or scare tactics.

You can reach the Better Business Bureau at 1-800-866-6668.


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  • by Matt Makaveli Location: Georgetown KY on Jul 30, 2007 at 08:35 PM
    Check out the refrences. Ask the if permits are needed to do the work. Check with your government if you catch a contractor in a lie don't hire him! Always get permits from the government. Structural, plumbing & electrical. If the conctractor does the work have it inspected by the goverment if they approve the work and the work is below code then the government inspector will fail it and the work will have to be redone. A permit is the home owners protection against concractors doing sub par work.

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