Top Tips for Choosing a Contractor

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by Michelle Chambers

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Top Tips for Choosing a Contractor

The most important aspect of choosing a contractor is to seek out a reputable company where trust and a vision is shared. Finding a contractor who meets these criteria, may sound daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. In today’s world of transparency and technology, it’s easier than ever before to hire the right professional for your repair or replacement job, long before his ladder is even perched on the wall of your house.

How does that happen? Easy…

Start with recommendations, research, and reviews. Reputation is one of the most critical key components for protecting your home and your wallet.

Some contractors come knocking right after a storm looking for work, so it’s important to look them up on the BBB website to make sure they have a good rating.

Stay away from contractors who do not exist on the Better Business Bureau website.  Some contractors roll into town right after a storm looking for work targets, so it’s important to verify them online from several different sites, starting with just a click of your phone by starting here: BBB. Do your research. Investigate their ratings and consider sending his ladder packing if they are nowhere to be found on search engines, reviews, or the web address they provide you.

Remember this: Contractors are required to maintain satisfactory ratings with the BBB in order to retain their certification, protecting “you” the consumer from a lot of pain and heartache down the line.

Choose Local Contractors

For starters, they are more familiar with local rules and code regulations that exist within the borders around you. From a relationship perspective, they have shaken hands and shared burgers with the top industry suppliers and local crews, so they’ve already blazed a path to the Pros long before you ever needed them.  In addition, there is less chance of potential issues, scheduling backlog or scams when you choose a native contractor from your community.

Lastly, manufacturer designations do matter.

They aren’t just a smattering of colorful logos added to enhance the graphic design elements for the latest website update. Those awards and iconic badges actually mean something... Something important.

Our nation’s billion-dollar building manufacturer’s have drawn a line in the sand for your next roofing or siding project. Like you, they too, want to work with only the best. Contractors must pass certain minimum requirements to be factory-certified, undergo more stringent requirements for partnership’s, and meet very hard to obtain, criteria that are strictly enforced for their top designated contracting companies. As a result, this allows only a minimal percentage of roofing contractors per market to be recognized.

For example; contractors cannot ask Owens Corning to join their elite group of Platinum Preferred Contractors. Rather, Owens Corning carefully screens possible companies and invites only those that meet rigorous qualifications. They are selected based on these guidelines:

  • Adherence to all local legal requirements for licensing and insurance
  • At least three years’ experience under the same business name
  • A clean record with the Better Business Bureau
  • Uncompromising dedication to industry standards for superior installation and customer service
  • A legal and credit check of their company for liens, judgments, and positive financial standing
  • Positive references from satisfied customers like you

When you engage an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor like Trinity Exteriors, Inc., you automatically gain peace of mind, and trust knowing that your home will be renewed, and restored with the finest quality materials, industry expertise and customer service you’ve come to expect.



Trinity Exteriors, Inc. (Founded in 2007) is an Accredited Member of BBB with an A+ rating for exterior restoration. Specializing in roofing, siding, gutters, manufactured stone installation and windows, Trinity Exteriors is based in Eden Prairie, MN, and continually raises the bar with exceptional customer service and a deep expertise in the exterior restoration industry. Earning Angie’s List Super Service Award 9 consecutive years in a row, Trinity Exteriors, Inc. continually demonstrates industry passion and beautiful craftsmanship. For more information visit our website at

Want to learn more? Contact Michelle Chambers at Trinity Exteriors to schedule an appointment with one of our roofing & siding experts! We will come out to your home and show you why we have earned prestigious awards and high ratings mentioned above, including the Platinum Preferred Roofing Partnership with Owens Corning Products, Expert Level LP SmartSide Preferred Installer, Mastic Vinyl Preferred, Best of Houzz Service Award Winner, 550 Remodeling Award, and more!

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Trinity Exteriors, Inc
10179 Crosstown Cir
Eden Prairie, MN 55344