3 Questions To Ask a Remodeling Contractor
Whether you need a kitchen or bathroom remodel or you want to add a home addition, the decision of which remodeling contractor to hire should be considered carefully. It’s a decision that should be made after much research — and after talking to the contractors themselves. But where do you start? Here are a few questions that you’ll want to ask every remodeling contractor you consider:
How Long Have You Been In Business?
A remodeling contractor doesn’t have to have sixty years of experience serving the same area with the same thing, but they should have some experience that recommends them. After all, their experience will tell you whether they can be trusted as a contractor, whether they typically have happy customers or frustrated customers, and what their past work looks like. If they’re a fairly new contractor, they should at least have references or examples of past work to recommend them.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Remodeling contractors are required to be licensed in order to do business in the state of Pennsylvania. They do not have to be insured, but it’s for the best that they are. An insured contractor protects you by being able to cover the damage in case anything goes wrong on the job. Without an insured remodeling contractor, you could potentially be held liable for any damage done to the property over the course of the project.
Do You Have Any References I Can Contact?
This is even more important than experience. Make sure that your remodeling contractors have references that you can check out. These references come from past customers and include contact information where you can ask that customer about their experience. They can tell you about the professionalism of the contractor as well as their satisfaction with the finished product. A reference gives something more than experience or abstract promises of service — it offers a real person behind those services, just like you are.
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