When enlisting the services of a Stockport glazing specialist, you need to know that the company you intend to hire is above board and highly reputable. Sadly, cowboy builders do exist and being taken in by one can cost you, not only in terms of money but also time and emotional upheaval and stress.
Watch out for anyone who offers very cheap estimates or quotes as it could mean either that they’re looking to take you for a ride or simply lack the experience to give you an accurate figure, both of which you need to avoid.
You should also make sure that you ask for a quote in writing – if someone is unwilling to do this, then it could well mean that they have no intention of actually sticking to it. Make sure that you check references as well and look out for reviews of companies online as this is a good indication that a company is worth your time and money.
Be wary of anyone who is eager to start the job immediately, since cowboy traders often do a lot of jobs in one area and then move out of the region before the work is finished, or before it is finished to a satisfactory standard.
If someone asks for money upfront this is also a signal that they are perhaps not as trustworthy as they may seem. Reliable tradesmen will never ask for cash upfront – if they run a successful and reputable business they should have enough capital to cover any costs themselves first and will only ask for the money after the work has been finished.