Once you’ve decided that you need to make some upgrades to your home, it is important to choose the best contractor for the job. Here are some tips to make sure you get the right contractor for you.
Know What you Want Before you get Estimates
Whether it’s a new roof or a new kitchen, make sure that you know exactly what you want before you set out to find a good contractor. This way you ensure that you get the perfect company for the job that can do the work you need done.
Meet face to face
You want to make sure that the contractor you choose is a good fit for you and that you can communicate well. You don’t want anything to be misinterpreted, ending up with a change that you don’t like!
Check their certifications
Make sure that the contractor you are selecting has all the certifications you need. These certifications vary by state. Someone that can do a great job with drywall may not be the right one to get that new skylight you’ve always wanted. Make sure that the contractor you select is perfect for the job. Check out the Better Business Bureau for any complaints. Bonus if they are a Better Business Bureau member like we are!
Ask for references
If you are still unsure, ask your contractor for references of past customers. Or better yet, ask your friends and family if they’ve recently worked with a great (or not so great) contractor. It can eliminate a lot of headaches in the long run!
You should have at least three different contractors come out to assess the job for your home. Also, compare the work. Some will charge less for less work. In the end, you may want to spring for a complete job than a contractor that cuts corners.
Communication is key
Make sure that your contractor is easily accessible by either phone (call or text) or email. Fast response to your questions will make it easier to get the job done under budget and exactly how you want it.
Follow these tips to get the best contractor for your home improvement project! We hope you call us to get a free estimate for your roofing and skylight needs!