To start, let’s look at the big picture. It’s so critical for you to hire the right contractor because regardless of the quality or cost of a system, the systems are only as effective as the caliber of installation.
Here’s another way to think about it.
Imagine a person who’s terrible at golf. Today they’re borrowing the nicest, most expensive clubs to play with — would you expect them to become a much better golfer suddenly? No. Even the best golf clubs are worthless in the hands of someone who can’t swing well.
If you have the right repair but the wrong contractor, it’s like handing expensive clubs to a terrible golfer and telling them to shoot par. That’s the significance of hiring the right contractor.
So, what does it mean to be a specialty contractor? It means they focus on a very particular area of construction (e.g., masonry, HVAC, framing, and so on). A specialty contractor is the exact opposite of a jack-of-all-trades. They have the most expertise and experience with the task they’re hired to do.
Ask potential contractors, “How long have you been doing this specific type of work?” That’s a first step for ensuring getting an effective caliber of installation.