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Whenever you decide to start building your dream home or just remodel your existing house, the most crucial step is to find a good general contractor. Successful completion of your renovation project will highly depend on the general contractor's skills, experience and professionalism. Finding a general contractor that best fits your requirements can be a difficult task for homeowners. But, if you follow the proven SMART approach, hiring the best contractor will become a piece of cake for you. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Useful Tips For Hiring A General Contractor For Home Renovation!


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Useful Tips For Hiring A General Contractor For
Home Renovation! Whenever you decide to start
building your dream home or just remodel your
existing house, the most crucial step is to find
a good general contractor. Successful completion
of your renovation project will highly depend on
the general contractor's skills, experience and
professionalism. Finding a general contractor
that best fits your requirements can be a
difficult task for homeowners. But, if you follow
the proven SMART approach, hiring the best
contractor will become a piece of cake for
you. 1. Collect Some Knowledge About Home
Renovation Project Through the internet you can
easily collect the basic concepts related to your
remodelling contract. While you do not need to
know how to do the job, being familiar with
certain aspects will guide your questions for
the contractor. You can also determine the
competency level of the contractor before he or
she is hired.
2. Get Quotes From 3-5 General Contractors Make
a list of top 5 general contractors of your area
and ask them for quotation of your project. A
list of more than one potential contractor helps
with the pre-screening process. You can compare
bids and determine whether you are comfortable
with the contractor's style. Each general
contractor should focus on your needs and
desires, and articulate how their services will
meet those demands.
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3. Verify The Contractors Whether They Are
Licensed and Bonded Never hire someone to work
on your valuable asset who is not licensed and
bonded. You can verify this information through
the state licensing board. The agency might also
tell you if the contractor has complaints from
previous customers.
4. Check Their Previous Completed Works A
certified and reputable contractor will never
hesitate to share their references. They can
provide you contact information from previous
customers. Referrals from family, friends and
neighbours are another option for finding a
reliable contractor. If somebody you know have
gone through remodelling or building new house,
they will be happy to help you choose right
contractor.
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5. Ask the Right Questions Before Scheduling An
Appointment This is also an another essential
part of the pre-screening process is asking
questions before the contractor comes to your
home. You want to know whether they have
completed projects in scope and complexity
similar to yours. You can ask for their physical
office address - be leery of contractors who
only have a P.O. box. Before going to proceed
with any contractor make sure to know about their
payment terms and mode of payments. If they are
using subcontractors, make sure the work
agreement includes a lien release. This protects
you if the contractor fails to pay
subcontractors. Additionally, find out if they
have the necessary insurances for general
contractors.
6. Care About The Cost While the lowest bid is
tempting, it might not be the best. A lower price
might equate to low-quality materials and work
performance. A contractor who is desperate for
work might sacrifice premium for substandard
work.
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7. Get A Written Contract A written contract
will detail everything about the remodelling
project from start to finish. Information should
include approximate dates when the work begins
and ends, total cost and payment schedule. Most
reputable contractors will ask for at least
one-third of the total cost before work begins.
Conclusion Renovating your home can be an
exciting time when you hire a reputable
contractor. Conducting research on what to
expect and who to hire can increase your
confidence about the remodelling contractor you
hire.
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contractors, call us now at 561-757-6587,
954-333-8512 or visit our official website
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