Wondering How to Choose the Right Remodeling Contractor?

When it is time to update or remodel your bathroom or kitchen area, it will always be beneficial to hire a remodeling contractor to complete the job. Even for fans of DIY projects, remodeling a bathroom or kitchen area can be a large undertaking. Using a professional contractor to complete this job can save you time and money in the long run. The only thing you will have to do is choose the right remodeling contractor.

How to Choose the Right Remodeling Contractor

Before you sign with any contractor, it is important to do a little research on them. This will give you the information you need to make the right decision for your home remodeling project. To choose the right remodeling contractor, you are encouraged to:

• Check Credentials

The first thing you will always want to do is check the contractor’s credentials. Most companies that provide certifications have a way for you to check companies on their website to see if their certifications are in good standing.

• Check License and Insurance

Check to ensure that their contractor’s license is current and in good standing. You can do this by checking on your state business website. You should also verify the insurance policy of the contractor.

Ensure that the insurance policy is current and covers the employees while at your home and any damages that may occur from the project. You can call the insurance company with the policy number to verify this information.

• Check References and Referrals

You are encouraged to check with previous clients of the company to see what they think about the performance of the company and the finished product. People will be very willing to share their stories with you, good or bad.

• Check the Company for the Following:

  • Physical address. Make sure that the company has a physical address and not just a P.O. Box.
  • Contact information. Is there a permanent phone number for the company? Is there an email address or other forms of contact?
  • How long has the company been operating under its current name? If you see that a company is continually changing its name, this could be a problem.

Review your Contract

To choose the right remodeling contractor, you are also encouraged to speak with at least three companies before deciding which one to use. Interview the company to get “a feel” of who they are and how they manage their projects. You should be able to feel comfortable with the contractor you are going to use to work on your home.

When you select the right contractor, get everything in writing in the contract. You want to make sure everything is covered and explained. Go over the contract with the company before signing to clarify everything. Once you feel comfortable, sign your contract and start the project.

Contact Emmons Today for Your Next Interior Remodeling Project

Emmons has served South Jersey, the Jersey Shore, and several Counties in Pennsylvania for over 30 years. We are a licensed and insured contracting company that offers interior remodeling services. Our company also has a division that provides roofing and siding services. We are a one-stop contracting service that can meet all your home remodeling needs. Contact us today for a free quote.

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