Hiring the perfect contractor is hard. Here are some tips that will help make it easier.
Interview Multiple Contractors
The search for a contractor should involve interviewing more than one potential builder. This will ensure that you that you will get along with whomever you hire, along with the assurance that you know your options.
If you are unsure about how to interview a contractor consider starting with these questions.
Before reaching out to a contractor for an interview be sure to check their references. First and foremost, check with the Better Business Bureau
, but continue to do your research. Secondly, request to have a copy of their references which should be able to identify the quality of the services that contractor provided.
While it is advantageous for homeowners to reach out to a contractor that friends and family have formerly enlisted, this is not always a possibility. An alternative is to research online information about contractors in the area. In fact, Angieâ€™s List
is a website that provides ratings and reports from consumers who have used specific service providers in the past. One perk is that there are procedures in place to safeguard against service providers signing up for an account with the intention of making themselves and their work appear superior than they really are.
Review Contractor Portfolios
A contractorâ€™s portfolio should have numerous examples of previous remodel projects. It should also provide a better understanding of what theyâ€™re capable of, as well as help you determine whether their approach coincides with yours.
Never pay your contractor upfront for labor, get everything in writing, check the contractorâ€™s license and insurance and ask for copies of your receipt. Completing comprehensive prep work is the best way to protect yourself against getting scammed.
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