3 Tips for Choosing the Right Exterior Carpentry Company

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June 13, 2023

Sometimes, homeowners are less picky about who they choose to perform work on the exterior of their home than they are with the interior. However, outdoor renovations and projects are just as important. The outside of your home protects all the precious things inside, including your family. If you're considering doing work on your exterior, here's why and how you should take the time to choose an exterior carpentry company. 


Before you hire, read reviews and do your research 

Checking for proper certifications is essential. However, qualifications aren't the only thing you should base your choice on. Things like referrals and reviews are also vital in helping you better understand a company's quality of work. Once you've narrowed down a handful of possible candidates, here are a few tips to help you pick the perfect team. 

1.Check out the materials they use

Not all home exterior carpentry companies use the same caliber of materials. Any renovations to the outside of your home are especially dependent on high-quality materials. The items used outdoors will be responsible for protecting your house's structural integrity and maintaining the indoor climate. Additionally, they can positively or negatively impact your home's curb appeal. 


Ask the company which type of materials they offer. Then, get their feedback on what items they suggest for your project. A knowledgeable team should be able to talk about upfront costs versus return on investment, new trends, and the pros and cons of each material type. If you already have a specific material in mind, double-check that the company you are considering is familiar with installation for your chosen product. Even though you're considering which company to pick, the tools and materials they use are a huge part of the equation. 

2.Interview several companies

We know that it can be tempting to read a few online reviews and make a decision based on your research. Especially if it means you don't have to set aside time in your schedule to go to a business or have someone come to your home. However, interviewing a few companies before you commit is always a good idea. 


When talking with different businesses, ask them about their experience with your desired project, pricing and costs, reputation, professionalism, and communication. Based on their responses, you can compare candidates and choose the best for your budget, goals, and timeline. 

3.Check the specs 

Referrals, reviews, and word of mouth can truly make or break a company. They can also provide you with lots of information about your candidates. Nevertheless, before you agree to hire any company, ask for their documents. This should include their licensure, permits, and insurance. Municipal rules and laws can vary depending on where you live, so double-check that they're qualified in your particular area. Be sure to take a close look at the validity dates too. Positive reviews and up-to-date licensing are both necessary to be considered a great and reliable exterior carpentry company. 


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