Selecting an experienced, reliable remodeler can make a big difference in the quality of work during your projects. Your home is likely your most valuable investment, and taking great care in the choice of who works on it is vital.
By taking some cautionary steps before signing a contract for a project, you’ll be able to confidently choose a company that suits your needs best:
Choose someone established: Delve in and learn more about each company you are considering. How long have they been in business? Do they have an established, positive record with the Better Business Bureau? Do they have experienced crew members and leaders? This is all information that can help you make the right decision.
Know your needs: By planning out your home improvements as much as possible ahead of time, you’ll be able to better identify what is most important to you when it comes to a contractor. Consider your project from start to finish, look over your property, and decide on a budget for the process.
Ask for references: If you have the ability to see examples of work from a company, do it! If possible, talk to previous clients about how it was to work with the team, and if they are happy with the end result of their renovations.
Interview your remodeler: Ask why a contractor’s pricing is higher or lower than others, do they have project managers, how many times have they done projects similar to yours? These questions can help you get a feel for the company, and can make the decision easier.
Know Your Contract
Once you have made a choice about your remodeling company, you’ll be working with them to develop a contract for the entirety of your project. This is where planning and knowing your needs will come into play again, as you want to be prepared for this process.
Make sure that your contract is specific. You’ll want something that details what your remodeler will and will not be doing thoroughly to avoid any confusion down the road. Any financial and payment terms should be clear on the contract, as well as any warranty details; this is likely one of your major forms to recognize warranties. Make sure that any information about permits, whether it is your responsibility or the responsibility of your contractor, is listed on the contract as well.
Selecting the right contractor will help everything else, including understanding your contact, a simple process. Most importantly, we recommend that you work with a team that you feel most comfortable with. After all, they will be working on your most valuable asset, so you want to have some peace of mind that everything will run smoothly!