Choosing a remodeling contractor is a major decision. Depending on your project, the crew could be working in your home for several days or weeks. You need to know you can trust them to do the job right and let you know if there are any unexpected events that affect your timeline. At the end of the day, the skills and materials a company uses have a huge impact on the value the project adds to your property. The pros from Forever Builders, one of the top remodeling companies San Diego homeowners rely on for outstanding service and exceptional craftsmanship, explain some common mistakes to avoid so you’ll feel good about the company you hire.
Failing to Ask about Licensing & Insurance
One of the best ways to ensure you’re working with a legitimate business is to ask whether or not they’re following the appropriate protocols for working in your community. A reputable company will comply with state and local requirements for people who work on homes and commercial buildings. Ideally, the contractor should have both a contractor’s and a business license. The company should also carry liability and workers’ compensation insurance so you won’t be on the hook for covering someone’s injuries if he or she gets hurt on your property.
Getting Quotes for Major Projects Over the Phone
You’ll find quite a few contractors out there offer fast quotes over the phone to reel in new customers. While you can get a fairly accurate quote by phone for simple home repair needs, such as replacing a faucet, things get complicated with big remodeling projects. For the most accurate quote, a contractor needs to do things such as measure the space you’re remodeling. The contractor may also need to look at the location of plumbing and electrical lines. Offering an in-person quote shows the contractor cares about accuracy.
Jumping on the Lowest Bid
Home remodeling projects can get expensive, but the return on your investment makes it worth it. Accepting the lowest bid means you might be shortchanging yourself by choosing a contractor that’s either inexperienced or trying to cut corners on the project. Generally, the idea is to get several bids and compare the details. While you might pay more for a higher bid, you could spend less over time if the project is done right.
Forgetting to Ask What to Expect
Finally finding the right contractor can be a huge relief, and you’re likely to be so excited you might forget to ask about the general timeline. You never want a project to be rushed, but it’s important to know the contractor’s plans for beginning and finishing the project. This final discussion helps you get a better idea of how the company conducts business so you know they’ll complete the project within a reasonable time frame.
You can avoid these kinds of mistakes by hiring experienced professionals to perform your partial or whole home remodel. San Diego homeowners can trust the Forever Builders team to guide them through every step of the remodeling process. From initial design to final completion, we’ll help you create the beautiful home you’ve always wanted while keeping your costs within budget. To find out more about our exceptional remodeling services, give one of our friendly team members a call today at (833) 243-5624.