Home improvement projects are laudable projects to enhance the functionality, aesthetics, and value of your home. Considering your goals for starting the projects and the cost involved, you should choose a contractor that will deliver the goals of your projects and provide you with real value for money. Then you can have your home transformed into the paradise of your dream.
If you want to undertake home improvement projects such as window replacement, installation of storm windows and doors, bathroom remodeling, and much more, here are the tips to help you in choosing the right contractor for the project.
1. Get Recommendations
One of the ways to choose a contractor for your home improvement projects is to ask friends, relatives, colleagues, and co-neighbours who have undertaken similar home improvement projects for recommendations. If you know people in the construction industry, ask them for recommendations. Check out reviews about the recommended contractors and read the experiences of previous customers. This will give point you to the right contractor.
2. Compare Contractors’ Portfolios
Go through the portfolios of the contractors whose contacts you have received. Compared them in terms of quality of the projects handled, customers’ satisfaction, turnaround, and the type of improvement project you want to carry out. Ask the contractors for their physical portfolios if they do not have them readily available on their websites. Go through the pictures of blueprints, plans, and sketches as well as completed projects. You would be able to see the contractor whose work meets your expectations.
3. Request for Certification and License
Now you should have streamlined the number of contractors on your list to not more than five. To screen them further and choose the most suitable, ask for the contractors’ license and certification. The certification and license the contractors will provide should relate to the type of renovation project you want to carry out.
4. Ask and Verify References
The next step you should take is to request the contractors for references. Contact each reference provided and visit the projects completed if possible. Ask the references questions regarding the quality of work, on-time completion of the project, support or guaranty provided, and the cost. You also need to inquire if the contractor was punctual for workdays or appointments.
5. Get Quotes and Hire a Contractor
Ask the contractors that made the final list for quotes or bids for your print. Meanwhile, be warned, cheap works can be costly; it is not always good to choose cheap contractors. Choose a reasonable quote and hire a contractor for your project. We wish you success!