Researching to Find the Right Contractor

While the thought of taking on any home renovation or remodeling project seems like a huge, daunting one, the thought of doing it without the help and guidance of a reputable and trustworthy contractor makes it all seem that much more intimidating and stressful — maybe even impossible. One should never underestimate the many benefits of hiring the right contractor for their home renovation project. With all the countless contracting horror stories regarding incomplete jobs, budget overruns, and missed deadlines, it’s a potential minefield to wander into without the right contractor. So where can you begin to research your options? Ask Around A great way to start is by utilizing all available resources to get a good lead on reputable contractors in your area. One of the best and easiest ways is to simply ask your friends, family or trusted neighbors for recommendations. Perhaps someone within your circle of trust recently had similar work done or knows someone who did. Great contractors generally hold referrals in high regard because they understand the importance of word-of-mouth in their growth and success. Public Records First and foremost, a reputable contractor should be licensed to work in the state and/or municipality for which you’re inquiring. In addition, because each municipality offers a process with which to file complaints, records are kept and made available for public access to help you in your consideration. Make sure to check online with local disciplinary boards or even the Better Business Bureau regarding residential and general contractors to see if there is any history of complaints or litigation against the contractor. Internet Reviews While this should never be the sole source of your decision making, checking the contractor’s online reviews with various websites is another great way to peel back yet another layer of information on the contractor in question. In addition to the aforementioned Better Business Bureau, Yelp, Google, and Angie’s Listcan serve as additional sources of consumer experience with a particular contractor. While Angie’s List requires a subscription to access additional information, the price of a trial membership could be viewed as money well spent to find the right contractor for the job, saving you much money and hassle down the road. Ask for References Ask any prospective contractor for references from past clients to determine the level of satisfaction they received from working with the contractor. Did they adhere to timelines and budget? Did they communicate well throughout the entire process? Did the project live up to expectations? These and many other questions can be answered by asking the contractor for references from recent customers. A Contractor You Can Trust When you start looking for contractors, start by finding one with some stability and a track history for doing excellent work in the specialties you’re looking for. The professionals at Green Remodeling have been transforming spaces for over a decade now, with a long list of satisfied customers to show for it. Specializing in most every area in or out of the home, there’s no space too large or too small to transform into the visionyou have for it. Call Laura Green and the Green Team today for your FREE consultation!

Up On the Housetop

Is your rooftop sturdy enough to support Santa, his reindeer and a sleigh full of presents? If that landing pad isn’t stable enough for Santa’s flying reindeer, it certainly isn’t protecting your home from the elements as well as it could be. It’s easy to see when the interior of your home needs remodeling or repairing because you see it every day. The roof, however, is more hidden from view. Often, our customers don’t realize what shape their roof is in until it’s too late… time for full roof replacement. This winter, we recommend getting a thorough roof inspection from a reputable contractor before anything leaks or cracks. If you’re already experiencing leaks or seeing patches of shingles missing, you should get in touch with the experts at Green Remodeling ASAP! The roof takes a beating from the elements on a constant basis. It’s the area of your house that is most subjected to heat, cold, wind and precipitation. With all the roof is protecting you against, a falling shingle or a visible crack is not to be ignored. And hiring a non-professional roofer to do some low price repair work isn’t recommended either. This budget-conscious strategy usually only costs you more money in the end when you have to hire a new contractor to fix the shoddy handiwork of a quick fix roofer. We repair roofs in such a way that the shingles are guaranteed not to slip down or blow away in the wind for a long, long time. Roofs require repair for many different reasons. There may be tree damage, humidity damage, shaky shingles loosened by the wind or just general corrosion. Overtime, the flashing that keeps water from walls and chimneys will deteriorate and allow water into your home. This is usually what it means when a roofer talks about corrosion and it is one of the most common causes of roof decline. Built up debris, scraping branches and nesting animals can cause corrosion and deterioration as well. Here in Georgia, we have hot and cold weather to cope with. Freezing temperatures and blistering heat can lead to roofing materials splitting, buckling or blistering. We’re familiar with all of the roof issues our Georgia climate may cause and if we can’t solve your roof problems ourselves, we’re happy to refer you to somebody who can. roofAt Green Remodeling, we handle a large variety of remodeling projects. Similarly, we handle many different types of roof repairs: debris removal, chimney repair, flashing issues, leaky walls, leaky skylights, missing or curling shingles and more. We utilize materials that match your existing roof and enhance your roof’s durability. Our workers are high-quality, too. Green’s roofers and inspectors are experienced, courteous individuals who will treat your roof right and stand by the repairs they make long after the job is done.