The remodel contractor you choose determines the success of your remodelling project. The wrong contractor could cause you to be frustrated and stressed throughout your house remodelling project.
Here are some of the key points to finding a reputable contractor.
You may need to do some research before you can find the right professional contractors. People close to you, your family, and friends are good sources of information as they might have worked with a contractor before. Asking for feedback from others who have worked with that contractor can help you make a decision.
- Interview potential candidates
It is possible to end up with a long list potential contractors. Interviewing and meeting with contractors will help you reduce the number of potential contractors on your shortlist. You can observe how they present themselves, the way they answer your questions, and how well they communicate.
- For Credentials
A license should be obtained from the state and local municipalities for any contractor or remodelling business. They should also have certifications from professional associations to show that they are skilled and trained. A certificate can be useful as it indicates that the contractor has completed training and done course work. It is important to verify that you are working with an expert by asking for and checking these credentials.
- Look for testimonials.
Referrals can be obtained from contractors who have worked on various projects to find out about the quality and work done. You should find out if the contractors are able to work within the clients’ budget and on time. The final product will reflect the quality of the services provided.
- Experience in Business
Contractors who are familiar with managing business projects and handling them should be sought out. You can see this in their email addresses and other communication methods, such as phone calls and fax numbers and cell phones. They should have insurance that covers the property against any liabilities. They should be local residents and well-established in the area. They should also have track records that show they have worked with clients in the past and it was successful. They should also have a professional title, such as a graduate.
- Written Contract
Contractors should give you a written summary of all the things you have discussed with them and that you have agreed to do business with them. You should review the paperwork carefully and get a contract that meets your budget and needs. The contract should include a timeline, scope and plan, as well as procedures, warranty, lien waiver, dispute resolution clauses, and a description of the costs.