When you’re picking an aerial installer, you need to do it carefully. A top quality pro will do good work at a fair price, but the wrong installer will only be a drain on your money and time.
Selecting a pro
There are several simple rules to remember when you’re looking for a reliable pro:
Don’t use cold callers
You should always be wary of tradespeople who turn up at your door without an appointment. They may not do quality work and might not be who they say they are. Instead, try getting recommendations from friends and family. You could also use our service to find a reputable pro.
Check their insurance and company name and address
It’s also a good idea to get proof of a pro’s insurance, company name and address. This will confirm that they’re a legitimate tradesperson and won’t vanish halfway through the job. If you pick one of our pros, we’ll have already done this for you.
Find customer ratings and reviews
Once you know that a pro is legitimate, have a look online to see if you can find any of their customer reviews. If you found the tradesperson through our service, you’ll find these on their Quotatis profile page. You can also ask the pro to provide you with references.
Ask them to come to your property to quote
The most accurate quotes are the ones that are done in person. Quotes from pros who don’t visit your property first are more likely to be unreliable. Make sure you get these quotes in writing, plus details of a work schedule and any guarantees.
Get several quotes
It’s also important to get quotes from several different professionals. This will allow you to compare prices and get the best service at a fair rate.
Picking an aerial installer
There are some extra things that you need to do when you’re picking an aerial installer:
Check their qualifications
It’s a good idea to ask an installer about their qualifications. If they can’t tell give you proof of any courses they’ve done, that chances are that they aren’t sufficiently skilled to do the job.
Find out if they’re a member of a trade body
Another thing to do when you’re picking an aerial installer is find out whether they’re a member of any trade bodies, like the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI). This isn’t a guarantee that they’ll do good work but it certainly make it more likely.
If you’re struggling to find aerial installers in your area, use our service. Complete our online form and we’ll connect you with up to 4 local professionals.