Hiring a contractor for your home improvement projects can be stressful. We’ve all heard the horror stories of work left undone or jobs that go over budget and over schedule. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make the process work for you, doing all you can to ensure that you hire a great company. Here are a few things to do when hiring a contractor according to Consumer Reports.
Do your homework. It’s just plain smart to get multiple bids, but beware of automatically choosing the lowest one. Estimates should include products, materials, labor costs, and a timetable, allowing you to make an informed decision.
Check references. A good contractor will have lots of happy, satisfied customers who can tell you how the work is holding up and describe their experience working with the company. Check out these Kansas City customer reviews to see what clients have to say about working with Bordner.
Always get a written contract. The contract should specify what work is to be done, associated costs, a payment schedule, and other details of the transaction.
Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if the company has any complaints filed against them.This is a great way to tell if the company is reputable. At Bordner, we’re proud to say that we’ve never had a BBB complaint logged against us in the entire 24 year span of our home remodeling business!
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