Questions to ask before hiring a contractor to do work for you
DOES THE CONTRACTOR HAVE AN OFFICE WITH STRUCTURED OFFICE HOURS?
The office of Tallon Construction, Inc. is located at 25407 Van Born Rd., Taylor, Michigan. Our telephone number is 313-295-2800. Our toll-free telephone number is 800-537-3399. We are open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please come and see our in-house display and samples. We are roofing, gutter, Leaf Relief® gutter protection system, siding, replacement vinyl window and replacement steel door specialists. We also specialize in decks and awnings. We proudly serve Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.
If someone is working from their home, it may be difficult to reach them if they move or change their telephone number.
DOES THE COMPANY CARRY INSURANCE?
Tallon Construction, Inc. carries complete comprehensive liability insurance and worker's compensation insurance. We would be happy to provide you with proof of insurance.
If a worker is injured on your property, the homeowner will be held liable for all costs, unless the employee is covered by worker's compensation insurance. You will never be held liable with Tallon Construction, Inc., because all of our workers are fully covered.
IS THE COMPANY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR?
Tallon Construction, Inc., is fully licensed through the State of Michigan. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau Honor Roll. We are also a member of the Certainteed Professional Roofer Advisory Council. We are Owens Corning preferred contractors.
We have an excellent record with the Michigan Department of Consumers. To verify our outstanding reputation, please feel free to call the Michigan Department of Consumers at: (517) 241-9202 or on the internet at: www.michigan.gov/cis. They specialize in finding out if a company is licensed and for how long, if there have been any consumer complaints, and if any disciplinary action has been taken against the company. We invite you to call and ask about Dennis Tallon, Tallon Roofing or Tallon Construction, Inc.
In order to obtain a permit from various cities, a contractor must be licensed through the State of Michigan and registered in the cities they work.
We are registered in your city and have an excellent reputation. A call can be made to your city building department for a reference.
HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN IN BUSINESS?
Our company was started in June of 1971. With our longevity and experience, we are among the leaders in the residential maintenance and alteration business.
The longer a company is in business, the more stable they become. There are companies with less experience who are also reputable; however, our years of experience and success will provide you with the trust and confidence that is needed when a company is providing a service on possibly your greatest asset, "Your Home."
WILL THE COMPANY PROVIDE REFERRALS FROM PREVIOUS JOBS?
In your presentation folder, we include a list of homeowners who have authorized us to provide you with their address and telephone number for reference purposes.
You should be leery if a contractor will not or cannot provide you with a few addresses of work done in your city or neighboring cities.
WHAT IS THE COMPANY'S WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY?
The State of Michigan requires that a contractor provide an 18 month labor warranty. We, at Tallon Construction, Inc., provide a 10 year labor warranty on new roofs. We provide a 5 year labor warranty on siding and a 2 year labor warranty on new gutters. Many of our products carry lifetime warranties. It is rare that anyone has a problem with our installation. If, however, our continued services are needed, we provide the same conscientious effort, dedicated workmanship and enthusiasm to remedy any situation and continue our mutually satisfying business relationship.
If you can't locate the contractor, the length of warranty is irrelevant. We're here to stay and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
WHAT ABOUT PRICE? CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
It is unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money...that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot...... .
"It Can Be Done"