Probably the hardest part in remodeling your home is the search in finding a reliable contractor. Choosing a reliable contractor can make the difference between a successful home renovation project and a disaster. That is why here is a guide to help you find a good contractor.
You yourself should know what you want. In order to make it easier for you to find a contractor, identify what design you want, the arrangement of the furnitures, and the things that will be added.
You should be provided with a complete list of the employees who will do the work. Their employees must be well-trained.
The contractor must have all the licenses and registrations required by the government. Each worker must have licenses to do the worker.
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 them for their records of their previous clients. A good contractor would be more than willing to give it to you. With the information provided, you can contact their previous clients and ask some questions you may have 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 conveniently read through the comments or reviews section of their websites on what previous clients think about their service.
Seek advice from a friend or acquaintance if they know a good contractor. They will provide you with an honest recommendation.
Ensure that there is a written contract. Make sure that the contract contains all of the necessary details for the project. If there are any changes, make sure that the details about it will also be stipulated in the contract. If you do not know how to make one, you can ask for the help of a legal adviser.
You should be well informed about the schedule of the project so that you will be able to monitor their work.
The government would require for you 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.
Discuss how many 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.
Lastly, a home renovation would take some time so it is important to find a contractor that you like. They must have good communication skills and is willing to listen to your suggestions for improvement.