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How to Choose a Reputable Contractor for Your Home Remodeling Project If you’re planning a major home remodeling project, you have to find a contractor. But why all the trouble about hiring this pro when there’s a lot of them out there today? Easy. Unless you take this choice seriously, you’ll be faced with a million issues, ranging from an unfinished job to poor quality workmanship and all in between. In fact, there may even be fraud, like when a contractor receives an upfront payment for materials and never returns. In other cases, the problems are not so obvious, like when a contractor ignores local building regulations or uses substandard materials, both of which can reduce your home’s resale value.
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The good news is, there are also a lot of reliable and highly skilled contractors who are glad to offer their decent service. And of course, as the homeowner about to embark on a remodeling project, it’s your job to find which one is best for you.
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So how do you start? First of all, always remember the importance of making comparisons. That means you should get not one, but at least two or three quotes from different contractors, with exactly the same specifications. Take note: specs should be exactly the same so you can make an apples-to-apples comparison; otherwise, there’s no valid comparison at all. As you review the bids, it’s important you understand the types of materials to be used, even if you have to keep asking questions. Being the client, you have the right ask; being the contractor, they also have the obligation to respond. If you sense some hesitation as they give their answers, consider it a red flag. In the home contracting industry – and probably in any other industry – you get what you pay for. Thus, never select a contractor exclusively because of pricing. Since quality work is only possible with quality materials and a quality contractor, you should try to find that balance somewhere. As a rule, you should get the best contractor you can afford. In terms of payment, some charge per contract, or by time and materials, depending on the overall budget for the project. If you get a bid that appears too low, inquire as to how he came up with the numbers. Do his workers get a lower pay than those of the competition? In most cases, this indicates a lack of experience of the workers, which is why they agree to be paid less in the first place. Finally, lower pricing could also be due to discounts that the contractor is getting from suppliers, but you have to know why he’s given those discounts, and by which suppliers exactly. It’s a habit for suppliers to give discounts to contractors that buy from them regularly. If the contractor tells you he bought the materials at super-low prices, that means quality could be a problem.