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5 Tips for Hiring a Contractor.

Sometimes it makes sense to hire a pro rather than take on a job yourself. But choosing the wrong contractor can lead to delays, subpar work, and even legal problems. These guidelines will help you choose a professional contractor and ensure a good working relationship.


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Finishing Specialist

1 Go with Your Gut

A contractor could be in your home and around your family for days, weeks, or even months while changing the way your house looks and functions. So if you don't like a contractor for any reason, don't hire him or her.

"The biggest thing is choosing the right contractor. If somebody says something that's even an embellishment, it's enough of a reason not to trust him and move on to the next contractor. You have to trust the contractor 100 percent, not 95 percent."

2 Make Sure the contractor is  insured

Having  insurance demonstrates a contractor's credibility and knowledge. The insurance shows that contractors shows that he is willing to take responsibility for his workmanship.

If a contractor doesn't have insurance and a worker gets hurt on your project, you could be liable. The same goes with accidents that damage your next-door neighbor's home. "If you have scaffolding that fell and damaged the property next door, you want the contractor's liability to cover the cost of that damage.

3 Pick a Contractor Who  Specializes in Your Project Type

It's important to research contractors to know if they have experience in a type of project.Today, so many projects are regulated and code-specific that you want someone who knows the details of what's required."

Professional often take classes and research the kinds of projects they undertake, so they're experts in their fields. This enables them to address potential problems and perform the work correctly. "A good contractor knows how to anticipate the tricks of the trades

If you're asking several contractors for a bid, make sure each one is using the same set of plans and specifications. Its essential that you compare apples with apples!!!

4 Think Locally

Area contractors who have been in business for a long time are usually reliable and safe bets for projects. If they didn't do good work in your community, they wouldn't still be around.

Shopping locally is the best approach.The company is involved in the community, the workers are probably local, and if you have a problem later, a local contractor is going to be on top of it."

5 Know What Your  Responsibilities Are

You may have to move everything out of a room so it can be painted or remove a fence so a concrete truck can be driven into your backyard.

Some Contractors doesn't move items out of a room because he doesn't want to be responsible for broken TVs or stereos.