What do you think of when you hear the term ‘handyman?’ Many people will picture a man in work clothes carrying a toolbox and possessing the ability to fix minor problems around the home – a ‘Jack of all trades’ who tackles any and all repairs.
The truth is, a RESNET certified contractor is uniquely qualified to complete energy efficient home repairs that meet or exceed local and state building and safety codes.
If you’ve ever attempted to make any extensive energy efficient improvements in your house, you’ve probably discovered that without the proper knowledge and experience, tasks such as installing electrical systems or a fixing a leaking roof quickly end in frustration.
Hiring a qualified professional will not only make sure you have the job done right it will protect you against future costs caused by shoddy or substandard repairs.
When hiring a contractor you should be sure to do your homework by asking a few simple questions to make sure you will receive the service you are paying for.
A qualified and reputable contractor will not hesitate to answer your questions and provide references to jobs completed in the past.
Here are some questions you should ask before you sign a contact for home repairs:
- Will you provide a written and detailed estimate?
- What is your area of expertise, and if applicable, what certifications or licenses do you have?
- Can you provide references from recent jobs you have completed?
- Do you have current liability insurance to protect my home in case of accident?
- How long have you been in business?
Having a professional contractor do repairs on your home will ensure quality work and provide peace of mind. That’s why it is worth the effort to make sure your contractor is RESNET certified. This ensures that home repairs will be high quality and completed in a professional manner and the savings of having an energy efficient repair will be passed on to you through lower heating and utility costs.
A RESNET certified contractor adheres to a higher level of standards and abides by the RESNET code of conduct.
Contact your local RESNET Qualified EnergySmart Contractor to learn more about the services they can offer you.