Remodeling your home is not an easy job. You have to plan very carefully every part of it. When it is a big project it is almost impossible to organize everything. Fortunately there is a contractor for everything you’ll need and it is great relief to know that. You can even hire a general contractor who will manage the whole process. From the planning and performance till the cleaning after the job was finished.
But for excellent results you’ll need a reliable contractor who can count on. It is not enough just to call some local 411 service and hire the closest or the cheapest one. This is a person who you’ll invite into your home and assign him a project, which is very important.
Here are some “Headache” saving tips from me.
- Check the Insurance and Licenses
First you have to check that the remodeling contractor
you choose is bonded, licensed, and insured. Your contractors should be able to provide copies of their licenses, and you could check these licenses with the proper state agencies.
Note:”Proper licensing and insurance doesn’t guarantee that your project
will be completed to your satisfaction, but it’s important part”
- Quick E-research
This is really effective way to find out what actually people think about the chosen contractor. Because on paper everything could be fine but actually – not exactly. You could just write in google “Company Name complaints” and you’ll see all of the unhappy customers. Websites like rip off report are made exactly for this kind of clients.
Note: “Be aware that some of the complaints could be written by the competitors”
- Ask your neighbors
This is one excellent way to choose easily and fast. who made a remodeling soon and ask them about their contractors. Were they happy with them? Had they any problems? Were there any delays?
Note: “It doesn’t mean that when your neighbor likes this contractor, you’ll like him too. That’s why the personal meeting is very important.”
- Personal Meeting
At the end do not forget to meet your contractor personal before you hire him. It’s important to be sure that he sees the project in your way. Every single person has a different personality, It would be easier to work with somebody if you like his point of view and cheracter.
This is the way I choose mine contractors and for me it works excellent.