How to Choose a Fascia and Soffit Company
Choosing which company or person you are going to use to carry out work on your home can be a major decision. Your home is one of the biggest investments that you will ever make so you want to make sure that whoever works on it will respect it and carry out work to a high standard.
With so many reports of rogue traders and poor workmanship in the media, finding tradesmen you can trust can be a daunting task. Follow these top tips to help you find a trustworthy and reputable tradesman for your soffit and fascia replacement.
By following these tips and undertaking a few simple checks you could save yourself a great deal of money, time and stress!
Look for tradesmen with good accreditations, or are trading standards approved. Other things to look for are VAT registration and Companies House registration.
Check the company’s qualifications and ask about their experience of carrying out similar jobs.
Good installers will often be members of review schemes such as Checkatrade or Rated People, where you can read reviews from other satisfied customers.
Find out if the work is covered by a guarantee, and if the guarantee is backed by insurance in case the company ceases trading.
Make sure the company has the correct liability insurance for the job at hand.
Pay attention to how well the company or tradesman responds to your initial enquiry; do they arrive on time to provide a quote? Are they happy to provide references, qualifications, or details of other work done? How thoroughly do they survey and measure before providing a quote?
Always get more than one quote and don’t be pressured into signing up to anything on the spot.