5 Things To Ask Your Home Contractors Before Signing A Contract
When it comes to hiring a contractor for your home remodel or renovation, you’ll want to be sure you’re asking the right questions. It’s easy to be tempted by a low quote or flashy promises, but how do you know if you’re working with someone reputable? Choosing poorly could mean a bad outcome, budget-busting mistakes, or worse. Here are 5 key questions to ask potential home contractors before you actually sign on the dotted line.
(1) Are You Properly Licensed?
If it’s your first time seeking out a contractor, you may not know that different types of construction have different licenses. For example, someone looking to quote you on your residential (home) job must have a residential contractor license. And if you have a business or commercial space, the potential contractor must have a commercial license. In addition, you’ll want to make sure they are bonded and insured which protects you in the event you need to file a claim.
(2) Can You Give Me An Overview Of Your Process?
Any good contractor should be able to walk you through their process. Look for clear pre-construction planning steps and what happens after the work is done (post-construction).
(3) Do You Have Any References?
A word-of-mouth recommendation is one of the highest compliments home contractors can receive. So if a contractor has a list of happy clients, that’s a green flag! Take time to contact a few and hear their stories.
(4) Can I See Your Portfolio?
Just like you want to talk to previous clients, you’ll also want to see some previous work. It’s helpful if what you see is similar to what you’re looking for. But if it’s vastly different, that doesn’t have to be the end of the road. Discuss your vision with your potential contractor to see if they are open to what you have in mind.
(5) What Happens If I’m Not Satisfied With The Work?
No one likes to talk about bad outcomes, but you need to know the procedure for handling a mistake or work that is less than satisfactory.
Choose Dunlap As Your Home Contractor
Surprise! We have all the answers to these questions and more. If you’re looking for a home contractor for a remodel or renovation, reach out to us. We are happy to sit down with you to discuss your project.
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