How to Hire The Right Contractor For a Major Home Project -- Part 1

Hiring the right contractor to do work around your home is an act that will save you lots of money, time and potential headaches. You are placing the largest asset that you have, your home, in the hands of someone else when you hire them to do work for you. You may be working alongside them for days, weeks or even longer so it is best to hire someone that is trustworthy and reputable to do the right job.

Why Hire a Pro?

1. Service

A professional renovator will work with you from start to finish. They will listen to your ideas and help to make your ideas become reality. They will offer suggestions in order to make things possible and even improve on what you have said. They will make sure the job gets done 100% to your satisfaction. Contractors will work hard for your service because they will want repeat business from you and it will also help to solidify their reputation if they the job right and well.

2. They have the technical know how and experience.

They have the education and work experience to do their job. They know how to handle challenges and problems and how they can improve upon things to make things better. Contractors know the regulations and codes that are to be followed. They know how much to estimate costs on the type of work that needs to be done and a proper contractor will not rip you off for their services.


                                                    


3. A Contractor Has a Proven Track Record

You can ask for references, talk with past clients, and view their work all without hesitation from the contractor. Their work should be like an open book.

4. Liability Insurance

You are protected from any liability should something go wrong on your property or a neighbouring one. Contractors are supposed to have insurance coverage as part of their business.

5. Warranty

Like purchasing any type of product, contract work also comes with a warranty in case something needs replacement or additional repairs. With professional installation, the warranty will make sure there is no risk of voiding the manufacturer’s warranty on materials and products.

Resource: 

Canadian Home Builders’ Association

 

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