What to Ask Potential Remodeling Contractors
With the arrival of spring and summer soon approaching, the average Atlanta homeowner is probably already well into making their respective DIY lists for the things they’d like to get done around the house. While there are plenty of things that an eager weekend warrior can tackle successfully, there are also plenty of things around the house that might be best left to the professionals, especially remodeling and renovation projects. Depending on the size, scale, and complexity of the project, it’s generally best to seek out the expert help and experience of a professional home remodeling and renovation contractor to make sure that everything goes the way it’s supposed to. But before you hire a contractor to handle your remodel, there are a few questions you should make sure to ask before you decide which contractor to hire for the project. Do You Have a List of References? Before you decide on a contractor to do any work of any kind around your house, you should always ask them for a list of references that you can call on in order to ask about the contractor’s practices and performance. In addition, make sure to check various review websites for customer reviews and testimonials. Any trustworthy contractor would be more than happy to offer references and/or testimonials in order to make you feel more confident about hiring them to do the work. For an added touch, the right contractor will also have a gallery or portfolio of photos to showcase their work and craftsmanship. When Can I Expect the Project to be Finished? It’s only common sense to imagine that before undertaking anything of such magnitude and expense, it’s important to know when it’s slated to be finished. Also, it would be a wise point to ask your contractor not only for the projected end date on the project, but for certain points of progress, as well. These are all great things to ask beforehand in order to keep up on your contractor’s progress and performance. How Much Will This Cost? Without a doubt, one of the most important aspects of the project is how much it’s going to cost. Even though you may have already received a detailed estimate before work started, it’s still vital that you receive an itemized and detailed cost sheet to keep you abreast of all costs during the project to prevent any unforeseen expenses that may come up prior to the completion of the project. Make sure to compare each line of your initial estimate to the cost at the end of the project to check for any disparity between the two. Green Remodeling for the Win! The kind, experienced remodeling professionals at Green Remodeling are there for you every step of the way if you’re considering any remodeling or renovation project. From the early consulting stages, to planning, and all the way to the end, not only will we answer all your questions to your satisfaction, but we will also work with you with integrity to determine what your best next steps are with regard to your project. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation regarding a remodeling or renovation project, contact Atlanta’s best remodeling contractor, Laura Green, and the Green Team at Green Remodeling, the premier renovation experts for all your remodeling needs.