Before you waste your time meeting with a home remodeling professional, make sure they are a good fit for your project by asking these questions:
FAQ #1: What Services Do You Provide Clients?
The range of services offered by contractors can vary greatly. Some contractors may only offer building services, while others may offer a range of planning and design services. It’s important to figure out if a company can provide the specific mix of services you’re looking for before hiring them.
FAQ #2: Do You Do This Kind of Work Often?
Some contractors specialize in either interior or exterior work, while others are insured to work on both. When looking for a contractor, it’s important to find someone interested in and equipped to handle your specific home remodeling project. Ask about their experience to get a sense of their capabilities, and make sure they are comfortable working on the type and size of the project you have in mind.
FAQ #3: Are You in Proximity?
Some contractors travel to multiple cities to work on projects, while others limit their work to a specific area. Some contractors may travel farther for a large project but limit small projects to their immediate neighborhood.
Contrastingly, contractors who limit their geographic range generally have faster response times for homeowners regarding home remodeling concerns. This can be beneficial, especially for warranty work. If the contractor is not in the homeowner’s area, the homeowner should ask if the contractor can recommend someone closer.
FAQ #4: Can You Follow My Timeline?
Finding someone interested in and equipped to handle your specific project is important when looking for a contractor. Ask about their experience to get a sense of their capabilities, and make sure they are comfortable working on the type and size of the project you have in mind.
You can expect the planning process for a bigger project to take a few months before construction can begin. This is the perfect moment to talk with the contractor about the length of the planning process and the firm’s current work backlog.
FAQ #5: Who Handles What during the Process?
The person who handles the design and permitting of your projects is typically the project manager. But to be sure, you should ask your potential contractor if they are willing to work with the architect you have already hired. Some companies have in-house design teams that they work with exclusively. If this happens, you will need to work with the company’s design team instead of your architect. Find out how the design process works to know what to expect.
FAQ #6: By What Basis Do You Work?
A bid is a fixed price for a specific scope of work, and it usually requires extensive staff time to complete. An estimate can be a loose ballpark or range, a line item of general tasks, or a specific breakdown with all costs transparent. Ask the home remodeler if they work by the project or the hour to ensure your expectations and costs match up.
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