Updated: Nov 25
If you feel that your home is old or you wish to enhance its look and functionally, home remodeling is a good choice. And, when it comes to remodeling your home, you only want the best. No matter how much you love doing DIYs, sometimes hiring a professional to get your house renovated is the best option. To make sure you are hiring the right professional for remodeling your home, it is necessary to do some research for the same. See to it that you also have a complete ‘hiring a contractor checklist’ ready at hand. Here are a few things you should want to include in your checklist:
Check for References
You can ask a potential renovation contractor to give you references for their past work. Moreover, word-of-mouth referrals are the best way to hire a remodeling contractor. Alternately, also check for online reviews of the contractor. This would give you a fair idea of their work quality and their working method.
Opt for a Specialist
Choose a professional who specializes in the kind of home remodeling you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a luxury home renovator, then opt for someone who specializes in providing luxurious interior. If you want a quick budget-friendly upgrade for your rooms, then choose an affordable Alberta home renovator.
Have a Detailed Contract
There is no harm in being prudent. Whatever you and your contractor decide on, make sure you have it in writing. Inform your contractor that you would like to have a detailed contract that contains all the information about the project. This would include the payment schedule, the site plan, a phase by phase listing of the construction work, the tradesmen’s lien, and the warranty and maintenance program.
Set up a Payment Schedule
Most reliable, renovation companies take 10% of the total payment during the signing of the contract and then set up a schedule for three payments of 25% spread across the entire duration of the renovation project. The final 15% is paid post the completion of the project. This way you get to pay after the seeing the end result. The set up of a similar payment schedule reflects on the credibility of the contractor and allows you to suggest necessary customizations during the renovation.
These are the things to include in your hiring a contractor checklist. If you are on the lookout for professional Alberta home renovators, then get in touch with our experts at ACT Home Services.