I recommend that you buy the equipment first, after which you can find a contractor to install it. The full amount for the equipment was $9717.15 with freight shipping to my residence. Since the majority of the investment was in the panels, the majority of the time really should be invested in solar panel equipment evaluations rather than general contractors. The most important factors for deciding on a solar panel are; manufactures warranty, and P.T.C. (PVUSA Test Conditions that are realistic) per cost.
1) Can you give me 5 references? They should be able to give you 5 references pretty easily. If they squawk and squabble about it or say they cannot, they are inexperienced and you do not want them doing your job anyways. Then call the references right in front of them. You will weed out more bad people this way than any other drywall contractors method there is.
O.K., so how do you find a good reputable contractor? While you may trust the brokers for initial leads and contacts, the rest is up to you. In my opinion, the brokers are only as good as the yellow pages and your local chamber of commerce. Regardless how you make contact, you have to do a little homework and protect you yourself.
Most people will call up three companies and ask them to provide a price quote. The worst part about this is that you will most likely get back a single number. As an example, let’s say you are replacing your roof. If the contractor gives you a single price for the work, how do you know how much is for material and what portion is labor?
Then check out the lighting. Is the overhead fixture out of doubt, faded, or in danger of falling? Replace it with track lighting or fluorescent bulbs to make the room brighter. You may be able to find reliable, expert help by contacting your local chamber of commerce. This office might know of retired Commercial Interior Contractors who can do this type of lighting replacement for a fraction of a cost that a professional would charge.
Is there a shuttle service available from the airport where you’ll be arriving? Is there a charge for this service or is it included? Is the service included if you don’t book your flight through the Cruise Line?
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