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Custom Fabricated Louvers by Hercules Custom Iron, LLC.

What to Ask a Louver Contractor Before You Begin the Project

Louver Contractor

It’s important to make sure that you’re on the same page as your louver contractor before construction even begins.

As with any kind of construction work, it’s important that you do your research and ask an abundance of questions before things kick off. You don’t want to get heavily invested in a project, both with your time and money, only to realize that this isn’t what you wanted. It’s the same deal with louvers: you want to make sure your louver contractor is on the same page as you and that you feel confident in their ability to complete the job in a reasonable fashion. If you’ve been looking for a reputable louver contractor, look no further than Hercules! However, regardless of who you pick, be sure to ask them these crucial questions before you begin.

Any Experience?

Knowing how experienced the companies you’re working with are can prove to be one of the most useful bits of knowledge you could have. Simply by knowing what their track record is, you can set yourself up for success. Think about it this way: while experience isn’t always necessary or a good thing, if someone has been doing the job for a long time, it’s more likely that they know how to do it properly.

Permits and Utilities

When building just about anything, there are typically a ton of associated permits that need to be acquired. A good louver contractor will know all about this and make the process painless. Another thing to know before building anything: utilities. Underground utility lines, like gas and electric, must be surveyed before you can build on top of them.

Licensing Info

States and localities often have different requirements for licensing. You want to be sure that your contractor is actually authorized to do work in your area, otherwise you open yourself up to big risks with little legal recourse. Unlicensed installers may go so far as to offer big discounts just so they can acquire work, but remember that this is inadvisable and it is very important to work with a licensed contractor.

Get a Contract

Any contractor you work with should be able to provide you with a clear contract that provides details about the project including an estimate for building costs and materials.


When you are ready for quality louvers, the professionals at Hercules Custom Louvers are ready to help.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom louver needs, contact Hercules Custom Iron online or giving us a call at 1-800-331-2590. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTubeGoogle+, and Pinterest.

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Hercules Louvers
36 West Pennsylvania Avenue Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone: 1.800.331.2590