If you are in the market to remodel your home it is a good idea to learn some tips for hiring a good remodeling contractor so that you will be pleased with the finished product. Here are a few tips for hiring a good remodeling contractor.
You may be surprised to know that not all remodeling contractors are licensed. The only way you are going to know if your remodeling contractor has a license or not is if you ask. Never be afraid to ask any question and if the remodeling contractor does not want to answer your questions then you should look elsewhere for a contractor to do the job for you. Remodeling contractors or any contractors for that matter should be willing to answer any questions that you may have and should go above and beyond your expectations in their answers. It is important that you are comfortable with the contractor because he or she will be spending quite a bit of time inside your home and around your family members.
Most remodeling contractors will give you a bid to let you know pretty closely what the price of the remodel is going to cost you. Be sure that you get this bid in written form. If you go into a remodeling project with a remodeling contractor and you do not have a written contract you are setting yourself up for failure. This contract should not only include how much the job is going to cost but also include each and every material they will be using and should be broken down into easy and understandable steps. Typically there is nothing wrong with a verbal agreement but in the day and time in which we live getting a contract is the only way to go.
You should probably also asked to make sure that the company your remodeling contractor works with is insured and bonded. This will protect you in case anyone gets hurt on the job. The paper proving that your contractor is insured and bonded will also help to ensure that the job will get done and that the contractor will not walk out on the job without finishing it.
You should also discuss with your remodeling contractor when he or she expects payment. This is of utmost importance because some contractors will expect you to pay half up front and half when the job is completed. If you find a contractor that expects you to pay full price up front before any of the work is completed find a different contractor. Just be smart and ask a lot of questions and you should be fine.
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