While bathroom remodeling projects may seem stressful at first, they become much more manageable if you find the right contractor to work with. This is easier said than done as it can be difficult to choose a contractor for your project. To help you out, we thought it would be useful to put together a list of questions that you need to ask them before you decide on a contractor. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on for five questions you need to ask your bathroom remodeling contractor.
Ask for Examples of Their Previous Work
Once you find some local renovation contractors that seem like a good fit, ask for a portfolio of their past projects. As well as reviewing the portfolio, look for customer images posted online. Pay close attention to the details; you should choose contractors with a reputation for high-quality workmanship.
Ask for References from Their Previous Clients
Get references and check their reviews and the kind of work they do. Ask the contractor for references, and call those contacts to discuss how they were fulfilled and how work was performed, whether there were any delays and what types of quality they received, how clearly they communicated, and how well they kept up with deadlines.
Ask Them About Their Specializations
Some remodeling contractors may handle smaller projects, while others work on larger projects and may even offer an entire range of services. For example, you might find a company that focuses only on changing the faucets in your bathroom, while other companies work with you to decide which tiles you want, how the floor should look, how the shower should function, and what kind of texture you want on the walls. Depending on your needs, you may need to work with multiple contractors for design services, plumbing, construction, and cleaning.
Ask If They’ll Work with Subcontractors
You’ll also want to know if the contractors will hire subcontractors. Hiring subcontractors to complete your project can be a smart choice in many cases. For instance, it’s a lot of work for just one person to tear out the old tile, install a new tub, and add a double vanity. If you want to know who will be in and out of your home whenever they come to work on the remodel, though, you should double-check the references of the subcontractors. Now, if they will work with subcontractors, you’ll want to make sure to meet the project manager and ask about their liability insurance.
Ask About Permits and inspections
A complete bathroom remodeling project will most likely require permits and inspections. Ask your contractor for more information on this, as well as about any costs associated with these permits and inspections. Most highly rated contractors include the cost of these items in their quotes for a bathroom replacement.
We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you choose the right remodeling contractors for your home. While it may seem difficult at first, asking the questions that we’ve laid out above should help make things easier for you. Feel free to look back on this article if you ever need a quick refresher on this subject.
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