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Choosing a Home Remodeling Contractor

Choosing a Home Remodeling Contractor

Planning to remodel your home? Choosing a reliable and dependable contractor is very important because a wrong choice here make your life miserable for that period of that time. The quality of your home remodeling depends on the quality of the contractor you choose. Here are some things you’ll want to know while choosing a home remodeling contractor.

Do your research

The first thing you need to remember is not to go hire contractors just based on ads. A good advertisement doesn’t necessarily mean that the contractor is good. Ask your friends and relatives if they know anyone. Often this is the best way to start your contractor search as they can share the experience they had with the contractor. You can visit any local contractor portal and get a list of contractors in your area with ratings and reviews (Make sure you are collecting this information from credible websites).

Check credentials and certificates

Based on the reviews and reputation online, sort the contractors and filter out the ones with negative reputation. Check if the shortlisted contractors have websites. Visit their websites and see if they hold any licenses from professional associations like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Also check if they have enough liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. If any contractor doesn’t have a website, call him directly and ask for the background details like insurance, license, references etc.

Speak to the contractor personally

Based on the credentials and certifications, narrow down the contractors further (preferably three to four) and set up meetings to discuss your project with them. You can check the reliability of the contractor by asking certain questions like “Since how many years you are in the business”, “What is the expertise of your employees or subcontractors”, “Can you give me a list of references from the projects you have worked on earlier”, “What is the average size of your projects”, etc.

Get a written contract

It is always a good idea to write down the project details in a written contract. Make sure all the details are included, like the scope of the project, start date, estimated cost, time estimated to finish the project, etc. .

Hope this article helps in making it easy to hire a home remodeling contractor.

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