10 questions to ask home remodeling contractor
10 questions to ask before hiring a home remodeling contractor
When you’re having work done on your home, there’s no such thing as asking too many questions. Before you hire a contractor to work on your home remodeling project, you should make sure that they’re credible and experienced. Here are 10 questions to ask a home remodeling contractor before hiring them:
How long have you been in business and how much experience do you have?
Just as with any business, the longer it has been in business, the better. While you don’t have to automatically eliminate a company with less experience, the general rule for home remodeling companies is the more experience, the better the results.
Do you have a contracting license?
Some sttes require that contractors are licensed, while others don’t. However, it’s better that the home remodeling contractor you hire is licensed. Hiring a licensed contractor will be comforting to you, because you’ll be assured that the contractor has undergone proper training in order to obtain their license.
Can I see your certificate of insurance?
It’s always important to confirm (on paper) that a company has both liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance before hiring them to handle your home remodeling project. The last thing you want is to be held liable for any injuries or damage that might occur while the project is being worked on. While you want to get the job done, you also don’t want to have to pay for any damages or injuries.
Will you obtain permits that are necessary for the project?
Remodeling don’t always have the necessary permits for the project. That being said, the project will run much more smoothly if the contractor does obtain necessary permits. It will take the headache off of both you and the contractors, while also showing that they’re willing to work with you!
When do you expect the project to be complete?
There’s no way to avoid the inconvenience that comes with your home being worked on. But wouldn’t you feel better knowing how long you’d be inconvenienced? While the contractor probably can’t give you an exact date for when the project will be complete, they can probably provide you with an estimate. That way, if the project hasn’t been completed by a certain date, you can expect a reason as to why.
What’s the payment plan like? Do you allow itemized bids?
It’s risky to pay for your entire project up front. Instead, you shouldpay for the work as it is being completed. It also helps to have an itemized bid before the project is started.
How many people will be working on the project?
While it might seem unnecessary, you want to know how many people will be working on your project and how often the project manager will be on-site. This will help ensure that you get a quality home remodeling job.
What is the best time and methods to get in touch with you?
Communication with the project manager is extremely important for a home remodeling project. Whether it’s email, text, or phone calls, you need to know what the best method for getting in touch with the project manager is.
What warranties are offered for materials/labor?
Having warranties is extremely important in the event that something goes wrong during the home remodeling project. A reputable contractor should have a warranty that they discuss and provide to you in paper form. You’ll also want to obtain manufacturer warranties for the materials used in the project.
Do you have a list of references I can contact?
References are extremely helpful in determining whether or not a contractor is reputable. You will be able to discuss previous projects, quality of work, and customer service with previous clients.
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