One of the most crucial aspects of any home improvement project is choosing the right contractor for the task. In the case of a room addition, you must work with a contractor who has not only the skills but the experience necessary to pull everything off. Below is a rundown of the things you have to do to find the right contractor for you.
Create a list of possible options. Ask friends and family for recommendations. You can also inquire with local real estate agents or check out local listings to get you started. Ideally, you should have at least two or three contractors on your list.
Do some digging. You can take a friend’s word for it, but supplement referrals with research so you know exactly what a contractor is capable of. Checking their Better Business Bureau rating is a good place to start as that score factors in many of the same concerns you will have. Don’t hesitate to ask for referrals too. If a contractor is truly what they say they are, they should have no trouble proving that to you.
Don’t ignore your gut. First impressions last and how a contractor treats you when you’re vetting them is a great indicator of the level of customer service they are capable of. If a contractor has all the qualifications but you don’t have rapport with them, take your business elsewhere. Being able to communicate well with each other is important.
Now that you have read everything in the series, it is time you put our tips to good use! Determine your needs, steer clear of common mistakes and work with the right contractor to ensure the success of your room addition project.