Choosing the Right Contractor for you

Are you ready to get your home remodel started but don’t know where to begin?  It’s best to keep in mind that all contractors may not be the best fit for your project. For instance, a contractor might not be specialized in additions but are specialized in outdoor patios. It is important to check with contractors and see what or if they specialize in a certain area before signing a contract. Here is a list that showcases the way you should hire a contractor

  1. Start with a general search. Look at the contractors in your area and read their reviews. Based on what you discover prepare for a contractor interview.
  2. Set a contractor interview: This isn’t a consultation but an interview.   Have a list of questions ready to ask candidates. Don’t concentrate on price but on competence, contracts, and legal adherence.
  3. Double check their licensing and insurance. Make sure that your potential contractor is not only licensed but has the proper license to do the project you are hiring them for. Ensure that the contractor carries workman’s compensation insurance.
  4. Only agree to signed contracts.  No verbal agreements. No work should start without the budget being approved by you first. Any changes must be made in the form of amendments to the original contract and signed. Do not leave anything up to chance.
  5. Figure out who is responsible for the permits for the project.
  6. Make sure that your contractor can deliver the vision that you have, or, if what you wanted initially is unattainable, can deliver another excellent idea in it’s place.

Using these tips you will be able to find the right contractor for your project. Be advised that you might not like the first few you come across but implementing this guide will give you the peace of mind that your money will not be wasted and your project will be completed to your specifications. Here’s to a happy home remodel.

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