Tips for Choosing a Contractor
Updated: Feb 27, 2019
It's important to find a qualified professional to manage your next home renovation project. We've rounded up some helpful tips for choosing a contractor that will deliver the reliable services that you need. From licenses and insurance to references and taking your time, there are key considerations that will lead you to the right contractor.
When choosing a contractor, confirm that the contractor is fully licensed. If not, the contractor will not be able to pull required permits! While some unlicensed contractors may claim to offer you better rates, in the end, you will certainly pay more — whether in dollars or quality.
Make sure the contractor has adequate liability insurance as well as workers' compensation coverage if the contractor has employees on-site. Without insurance, you have no guarantee that you’ll be compensated in the case of an accident.
Ask for References
The best way to know whether your contractor will provide good service is to speak with other customers who have worked with the company in the past. Remember, a contractor who doesn’t want to give you a reference has something to hide.
Take Your Time
Some contractors will try to rush you into signing a contract by offering a special discount or claiming that they’ll be too busy later. But the contractor selection process should never be rushed, and any contractor that is pressuring you is doing so for the contractor’s benefit — not yours. A good rule of thumb is to gather three estimates and compare them carefully before making your decision.
Homestead Remodeling & Construction specializes in home remodeling and construction services in the Twin Cities. Services include Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Basement Remodeling and Home Addition Remodeling. We serve the following areas: Lilydale, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Sunfish Lake and St Paul.