Tips for Choosing a Chimney Contractor
When you are ready to have your chimney inspected and repaired, you want to choose the chimney contractors in Maryland that best suit your needs. After you have reviewed the contractor’s website and read the reviews, choose a couple that have the best reviews. Good reviews should mention “on-time completion, affordable, quality work.” Once you’ve narrowed down your options you can call the business during regular hours and ask some of the following questions:
- Is the estimate free?
- Is the price of the estimate firm?
- How soon can the work be performed?
- Does he carry most repair parts in his truck?
On the day of your appointment for the estimate, note if the contractor is on time, and if not, did he let you know he’d be late? Is the contractor’s truck organized with the necessary tools and parts? It’s critical that the contractor examine the chimney from the roof before you get the estimate. When you’ve chosen your contractor make sure you check that your contractor does the necessary preparations and actually does the work you have agreed to pay for. For example, when a cement repair is needed, the contractor must mix the cement. Also, for a cap repair, make sure a new cap is being used.