Most of the homeowners have Home Improvements or repair job to do. It can be done alone or hire a contractor to do it for you. Considering the large scale of work that needs to be done professionally. The contractor who has a lot of experience is a must to hire for your home improvements. For the sake of not spending too much money to you’re the job to be done. There are many ways to find the right contractor for your Home Improvements. You can search it online, or suggested by friends or someone you know and ask help for your local agency.If you think a renovation or remodeling job is expensive, imagine having to pay for it twice! Do your homework and you’ll avoid being a horror story.
These are signs a contractor might not be your best choice:
• If required by the state, your contractor doesn’t want to show you his or her license. Or won’t give you references. Or you two don’t get along. Keep in mind: this person may be in your home, working side-by-side with you, for several months – you’d better get along!
• Your contractor wants you to pay for the entire project… up front. Run for the hills.
• Your contractor has a “friend” in the financing business that can get you a “good deal” on a loan for your project. You’ll end up with a huge “2nd mortgage” at a ridiculously “high rate” and your “contractor” just got a juicy “commission” on the deal.
• Your contractor doesn’t have a business address, a business card, and it looks like the contractor sleeps in his or her pickup truck. Run really fast for those hills.
Now you know some of the warning signs. Here are some signs you may have found a really good contractor:
• The contractor has at least 4 to 5 years experience. It shows they can manage their business and complete their projects.
• The contractor has insurance. Liability and worker’s compensation are the most important types of coverage to make sure everyone is covered.
• The contractor has more than references – he or she may even carry a book of photos showing past work projects that have been completed.
• The contractor provides cost breakdowns for the job. These breakdowns show specific details of what the project will cost to complete.
• The contractor is flexible. Communicate all your requirements and specifications for the project. Whether you two decide that you want to supervise the work or you want to let the contractor make all the decisions, your contractor will be flexible enough to work with you.
Now you’re ready to hire a professional to help get your home or business improvement project off the ground. One of the best ways to protect yourself is the act of due diligence.
For more information about hiring a contractor, please call the Gillespie Handyman Services or visit www.gillespiehandyman.com.
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