Important Reminders Before Hiring Your Home Improvement Contractor
— The Contractor: You want someone who you can trust to do the job. If they seem like they are all over you, like they are pushy, try to find out about their credentials and background first.
— Time: Some contractors will take advantage of customers and take them for a ride for a long time on what should be a fairly short project. While this may sound unprofessional, in the business it’s almost expected.
— Insurance: When you hire a home improvement contractor, you want to make sure that they have insurance. This is something that comes up often.
— Workmanship: Before you sign anything, make sure you have seen the work firsthand. You need to make sure that it is of good quality or your money back.
— Ease of access: You need to feel comfortable that you’re going to be able to get things done in your personal space without being forced to use their space. If they feel rushed, then you probably aren’t going to have a good relationship with them.
— Follow up: You have to make sure that they are on time to help you. A good contractor will always make sure to send you a follow-up email, offering to call you.
— Price: Again, you need to make sure that they charge you a fair market price. You might be tempted to go for a lower quote, but you don’t want to end up paying for what was once free.
— Management: Some companies offer management. You need to make sure that you can trust the company that you are hiring.