This winter and spring has been pretty rough on homes throughout Massachusetts. Storm damage from high winds, water, flooding, ice and snow was widespread. Anytime this happens, a number of new contracting companies appear, eager to do business. If you’re looking for a deck contractor in MA to repair your existing deck, or to add a new deck to your home, you’ll want to know you’re working with someone who is professional, reliable, and trustworthy. Here are some tips for finding that person:
Does Your Neighbor Have a Great Deck? Ask Who Built It
When you’re going through the community as part of your daily routine, pay attention to the area homes. If your friend, neighbor, or community acquaintance has a great deck, ask them who built it. This is often the easiest way to find a deck contractor in MA: the work recommends itself.
Use Social Media – Strategically
Let your online friends know you’re looking for a deck contractor in MA. Facebook has a ‘looking for recommendations’ feature that’s very handy. If you belong to any community based Facebook groups, they can also be a great source of information on local contractors. Bear in mind that some people online will be recommending either their own business or that of their friends, so you’ll want to do a little more research before moving forward, but it can be a great starting point.
Do an In Person Interview Before Saying Yes
You want to have a meeting with any prospective deck contractor before they start working on your home. During this meeting, you will discuss what you’d like your new deck to be like, as well as your timeline and budget. Use this opportunity to ask the deck contractor about their experience, licenses, insurance and so on. It’s also a good time to get a sense of if this contractor is the type of person you want to have around your home. You’re not obligated to say yes to anyone, so if you don’t feel right about someone, say no until you find someone who is right for you.