Top 10 Questions to Ask a Contractor – Part 2

We continue on with the next five questions you should always ask your contractor before hiring them for the job inside your home. You want to make sure you’re asking the right ones, so you do not have to worry about not having the right contractor for the job.

Will You Provide Written Lien Waivers?

This is basically a receipt for the services that you’ve paid for after a job has been completed. This is something that you need to have at the end of the job when you go to pay them. You need to show that the job was complete and that you did pay them. This is also waiving the contractors rights for putting a lien on your property for services not yet paid for.

Who is in Charge of the Job Once it Starts?

Knowing who is the boss when a job starts is a good thing, since you want to know who to go too for any questions or concerns you might have. You want to have the contractor or any high level foreman in charge for the process at all times, especially if sub-contractors are being used for it. This is to ensure that the job is done right, and that you receive a high quality level of service and products throughout the entire job.

Do You Take Care of the Necessary Building Permits?

It is very important that the contractor that you hire is going to pull of these building permits. You may not know which ones are needed, and they should if this is what they do for a living. While it is time consuming, and it can cost a decent amount depending on the permits needed, it is essential. You need them to spend the time getting the permits for the jobs that need to be done so you’re covered if they need to be shown when selling or doing something else for the house.

Are You a Member of Any Professional Organizations?

Many well-known contractors are affiliated with many organizations that promote the well being of the work that they do. The BBB is one organization that you can check to find out how they are ranked with the work and business that they provide. NAHB provides you with a list of reputable contractors that do this type of work. NARI is also a great one for any remodeling projects.

Know How They Perform Their Work

You want to know their hours, what they need, if you need to be there or out of the way, how everything is cleaned up in the end and whether or not they will work straight through a project. You should always make sure the items in your home are protected during the process, but also that they are going to clean up after themselves and be respectful of all the items in your home.

You could also ask how many projects, like yours, the contractor has completed in the last year.

Speak with us here, where we can provide proof and information for all 10 of these questions. We can provide you with the work that is needed, so you can ensure that you call us back again. Give us a call today to learn more about who we are, and what we can do for you.

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