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Pointers Before Hiring a General Contractor

03 Mar

Thinking of knocking out your bathroom’s walls to make room for a Jacuzzi, or furnishing a playroom for your kids? Keep in mind that home remodeling is not really a good area for a DIY approach. You need the expertise of a general contractor to get the job done the way you want it – without hitches or hassles.

Before picking up the phone, it is best to know how you can pick a reliable contractor for the job. Here are some pointers:

  • Ask for referrals – Talk to friends or neighbors who recently worked with a contractor, or surf the Internet and search for established contractors in your area.

  • Ask questions over the phone – Before getting down to business, confirm if the contractor is experienced enough to handle jobs like a full-on remodeling project.

  • Meet them in person – A personal meeting is much better than an over-the-phone conversation.

  • Get at least 3-4 bids – Based on your home’s floor plans, the contractor should be able to provide a clear estimate of the pricing for both parties to agree on.

  • Don’t go for the cheapest – Tempting, but high-risk. They could be using sub-standard materials, or are not adequately trained for comprehensive remodeling tasks. Opt for the one with the proper credentials who likewise offers services at a reasonable cost.

Your home is one of your most prized possessions. Remodeling it requires expert care. In hiring general contractors, make sure you only hire the best available professionals.

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Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Home Improvement

 

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