Five Tips For Finding A Renovation Service
Many people are taking this unusual and challenging year as a sign to improve their current space, either at work or at home. We are seeing an increase in additions for both businesses and homes as people seek to spread out. Remote workers may need to create a home office. Whatever your need, you’ll want a contractor that is up for the task. Here are five tips to help you find a contractor for your renovation service.
Get Your Ducks In A Row
Before seeking help from a contractor for your renovation, make sure you are clear on your needs. For commercial and residential renovation, figure out what isn’t working for you and what your budget will be to make changes. This will make it easier to narrow down your contractor choices and go through the next step: interviews.
Meet With Several Contractors Specializing in Renovation Service
Once you have your scope of work and budget in hand, set meetings with 2 or 3 contractors that fit the bill. During these meetings, you will be able discuss your vision for the space and how it meets your needs. Take note of how the contractor responds to your ideas and connects with you about your goals. Your potential contractor should provide a portfolio of related work and all meet licensure requirements.
After you narrow down the choices based on the interviews, proceed with getting quotes. One mistake people often make is just going with the lowest quote. Consider the company as a whole, their track record and body of work, and the timeline – in addition to the cost. You may also find that friends or family have used a certain contractor and recommend them over another.
Make It Official
When you decide on a contractor, make it official by getting it in writing. Look over the contract carefully to ensure everything discussed was taken into account. A contract protects both parties!
Prepare For The Unexpected
Renovations don’t always go to plan. Sometimes you just don’t know what’s under those floors or behind those walls. Especially in older buildings, things can get a little tricky. Your contractor should have allowed for overages in these cases, which can help ease the financial burden. Even the best contractor may have to handle some unexpected issues.
Dunlap has been serving the WNC community for over 40 years, and during that time we have done numerous renovation service jobs for homes and businesses. Our range of experience makes us uniquely qualified in nearly any type of construction project. If you’re considering a renovation project, feel free to contact us for a meeting. We would be delighted to sit down with you to discuss the goals for your space.
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