Hiring a contractor can be a costly project and quite time consuming but it is a necessary task none the less in order to continue to increase the value of your home or simple repair damages. There are a lot of sales pitches out there that will try to sell you a big price for little work or see what corners they can cut. To hire a contractor that you can trust in your home or office, follow these quick tips!
- Are they NARI certified? No, we are not putting this on the list just because we are a part of NARI. When you hire a NARI contractor you need to give your smart self a pat on the back. NARI does the dirty work for you by ensuring that the company is insured, up to date with safety and technology, and will guarantee that you are satisfied with their work.
- What are their credentials? Are they certified in their specialty? If so, how long have they been certified? Are they lead safe if your home was built during 1978 or before? Do they have references? How long have they been in business? A quick start up company statistically won’t do as good of a job as a company who has beenaround for a long time and has many projects under their belts.
- When will they start your project? Make sure you have a clear date and time so that you and the contractor are on the same page.
- How long do they plan to take on the project? Will they be working on the weekends or late at night? Be sure to let them know if you need a weekend or a couple days off of remodeling if you have friends coming over or are going on vacation.
Bonus: Someone who shows up on time to your appointment to give you a quote on time and honestly answers your questions up front is more likely to make sure the job gets done right the first time! It pays to pay a little more up front to prevent work needing to be re-done again 5 years later when it will cost you twice as much!
These are important questions and topics to discuss with any contractor before letting them step into your home or office. At the end of the day, you should be able to enjoy your home with peace of mind and satisfaction.