If you’re thinking time on home improvement projects is best spent hiring someone to get the job done, finding the right contractor will make all the difference on the outcome of your project. No matter the size of the job, it’s important to find reliable, professional trades to help bring your vision of your home to life.
Relying on referrals from friends, internet searches and local trades you have seen in your area is a great start to creating a list of potential contractors. But then how do you decide which one is right to get the job done for you?
Here are some important questions to ask of each of them:
If your prospective contractors answer these questions to your satisfaction, ask two or three of them to provide a written quotation for the work to be completed. Be sure the quote includes materials, labour and start and finish dates. If they are using subcontractors, talk with them about providing a lien waiver. You could pay your contractor in full but, if in turn, he doesn’t pay his subcontractors, he or she could put a lien on your home.
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