Home Improvement Projects
Before you hire your contractor:
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ARE YOU CONSIDERING A HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT?
Here are key credentials you should consider when hiring your contractor:
- The contractor you hire should be licensed in the state where the work will be performed..By law, the license number must be displayed on all vehicles if there are any markings on it.
- The contractor you hire should be insured. This includes insurance for ALL people working on your property. The homeowner takes a risk on any damage or injuries that may occur if the contractors are not insured..
- Does the contractor understand your town’s permit requirements for the type of job being done? Each town is different. Make sure you check for required permits before a project gets started.
- Your contractor should offer authorized and factory trained personnel to install your products. To be sure you get the manufacturer’s warranty, be sure your contractor is approved.
- To be sure you are working with a legitimate ask for copies of insurance and license information. Protect your self and your home from potential disreputable providers. Trucks should be clearly marked with license numbers displayed..
- Check your contractors website, listing on BBB, Reviews on Yelp and Google Ratings
- Ask for referrals
- Get all pricing quotes in writing and the quote should be valid for a minimum of six months; preferably at least a year. Also make sure the documents you sign will detail start and finish timelines.
These “investigative techniques” can make your home improvement project a very happy, rewarding, and an exciting experience with a trustworthy contractor.