How to Choose a Contractor
There are many home improvements you can do yourself, but when it comes to the big projects, hiring a contractor is the way to go. Here, Eric Stromer talks about what you should look for when hiring a contractor in order to get the job done well, on time and on budget.
Step 1: Do Some Due Diligence
Make sure your contractor is licensed and insured. You want someone who offers a warranty and comes in on budget and on time.
Step 2: Get a Referral
Referrals are a great way to find a good contractor. You can also shop online via websites, or ask suppliers to refer someone.
Step 3: Compare and Shop
Find out who's delivering what and for what dollar amount. Select about three contractors and compare what they do. Ultimately, you should go with someone you trust.
Step 4: Things to Look Out For
Make sure you get a written estimate. Your contractor should keep a neat job site, especially for safety.
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