Starting a Home Remodeling Project: 7 tips for choosing a qualified contractor - Longview News-Journal
Before starting a remodeling project and hiring a contractor there are a few things to consider. Always find personal recommendations such as your family, neighbors and friends. This is give you a birds eye view into their past work accomplishments. It is always better to keep it local because they have established themselves and have fared well enough to stay and work locally. Once you narrowed down your hire, check if they are familiar with your style of home. Now you need to check them out, licensing, insurance, violations or complaints and check their references..These all need to be addressed before you make that final choice.
- If you are considering home remodeling you must first choose your contractor. Always get family and friend referrals. Local contractors are great as they have established themselves in your community.
- Make sure the contractor is familiar with your style home. Before hiring, check on licenses and insurance of the contractor. You also want to look into their references.
- Be sure to find out if there were any violations or complaints using your county office or the Better Business Bureau. Finally check on the bids of your contractor and work quality.
“Outside of the home itself, remodeling is typically one of the largest investments you can make as a homeowner.”