How to Hire a Contractor

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If you?re thinking about hiring a contractor to do some work on your home using the following tips can help you find a reputable contractor who will do a good job at a fair price.?

Get Recommendations

Start asking around, begin with your friends, ask a building inspector, and check with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for a list of members. Even lumberyards may be a good place as they know which contractors buy the best materials and pay their bills on time.

Ask Questions

Before actually meeting them, give them a call and ask some questions. Do they have experience with the type of project you?re contemplating? Will they provide some reference? Do they use subcontractors? Who do they use and can you contact them? What?s their availability? How many projects do they do at a time?

Collect Bids

Don?t just jump at someone you like or the lowest price but see what comes with that price as there may be hidden extras that are omitted from some bids and will crop up later. Be informed before you agree to anything.

Written Contract

Then when you do come to an agreement, be sure to get everything in writing, this will prevent any surprises in the future and will help you keep things on schedule and budget.?

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