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Thursday, September 26th, 2019 by Emily Dowling
Choosing someone to work on your home can be a stressful task.
There are a lot of factors to consider in home repair, not to mention the potentially high cost.
When you need work done on your house, you want to make sure your contractor is qualified and reliable. No matter what service you need.
Follow these 6 tips to help you choose the right contractor to fix your home.
How long has this contractor been in business? How long have they been doing the work they are proposing to do for you?
If they haven’t been in business long, do they have any credible reviews? Or photos of past work?
Size does not always equal competence. Size could mean, however, that they have the capacity to do a larger or more intricate job.
Larger companies may also have specialized professionals that focus in one area of work.
Depending on the state, contractors need to be licensed for them to charge for their services.
Most respectable contractors also seek accreditation from organizations such as the Better Business Bureau or their local chamber of commerce to prove they are a proper business.
The best contractors stand behind their work with some sort of warranty. Assuring your satisfaction is a sign of an experienced business.
Warranties should also be transferable, should you decide to sell your home.
Legitimate estimates from contractors should be comparable with other contractors.
Be careful of anyone that offers a drastically lower amount. They could be cutting corners or underestimating the scope of the job.
This is the easiest factor to notice, and you can usually tell right away. How were you greeted on the phone? Were they polite? Were they on-time? Do they have a professional manner?
All contractors should have basic professional manners and should treat you with respect.
We understand that finding someone you trust to fix your home is not always easy.
Following these simple guidelines could help you find the right contractor and protect your biggest investment.