Selecting The Best Home Contractor
Probably the hardest part in remodeling your home is the search in finding a reliable contractor. A reliable contractor would help make a significant change to your home. That is why here is a guide to help you find a good contractor.
You must identify first want you want to happen. You must know the design, arrangement of the furnitures and the things that will be added in the remodeling for you to identify which contractor would be able to help you.
You should be provided with a complete list of the employees who will do the work. Each employee must have undergone training required to do the work.
The contractor must have all the licenses and registrations required by the government. Their workers must also be licensed professionals and not just some random people hired on the streets to do the work.
Make sure that you ask them about their experiences. It is ideal to choose a contractor having experienced working on different types of building structures. Also check on the problems they may have faced during their work and how they were able to overcome it. In addition, you can ask for the portfolios of their previous clients. A good contractor would be more than willing to give it to you. With the information given, you can opt to contact their previous clients and know what they think about the contractor.
Do not just settle for local contractors, you can opt to search for contractors in the internet to widen your choices. You can learn more about the contractor by reading through the comment or review section.
You can ask for an advice from a friend or neighbor who has recently hired a contractor for their renovation. They will provide you with an honest recommendation.
Make sure that there is a written contract for the project. Every detail about the project must be stipulated on the contract. Any change in the project, whether you change your mind about products or ask for additional projects, should generate a written change order that includes the new work, materials and cost. If you cannot do it yourself you can seek the help of a legal adviser.
Ask for the schedule of the project and make sure that it will be followed through.
It is mandatory to have a permit for the project. A reliable contractor does the permit work. If you are caught doing the project without a permit, you will be fined.
Details such as the number of hours a day will the workers be in your home, what kind of notice you’ll get, what bathroom the workers will use and what will be cleaned up at the end of every workday are important for you to know.
Lastly, find a contractor that you are willing to work with for quite some time. They must be open for your suggestions and has good communication skills.