What does it take to find the best contractors? Every home improvement project is a journey. And it starts with the right crew to get you from here to there in true style. Here are our tips on hiring the right contractor.
WHAT ARE YOUR NEEDS?
The first step is understanding your needs. Develop a list of must-haves, nice to have, and wish list items. Not all contractors want what’s best for you, this is why you need to do your research and understand what you want. Nobody wants an overbearing contractor undermining your needs, make sure you are confident in your understanding of what you want and need. This will ensure no details are getting lost in translation.
BE REALISTIC ABOUT BUDGET
The second step, be realistic about your budget. When justifying the price you were quoted at remember, if they are professional and top-quality they will have these six things.
- License and insurance
- A physical location you can go to
- Great and reliable customer service
- Professional crew with years of experience
- Warranty, your job should be warrantied for a numbered amount of days after the job is completed
- The materials being used should be high-quality and tested
We have heard countless horror stories from our customers about the “contractors” they hired prior to a Dependable job and we cannot stress enough how IMPORTANT it is to consider these six things.
DO YOU WANT IT DONE CHEAP OR DONE RIGHT?
Step three, there are always cheaper guys, however, in order to make their prices cheaper, they have to cut it somewhere. Whether that is from the labor, the materials, or in the worst circumstances BOTH. A lot of people hire these random 1-3 man crews thinking, “Well it’s cheaper,” but there is a reason for that. You’re not guaranteed a job well done, if you are not satisfied with the job they are not obligated to change that for you. Whereas, if you hire a licensed and insured professional to come out and do the job you will have paperwork stating a warranty to guarantee a job well done.