Trying to find the best contractor for your home remodeling project can seem like a daunting task. Hiring a professional home remodeling contractor is always the right choice. Professional contractors have a MHIC (Maryland Home Improvement Commission) license and are bonded and insured – two very critical ingredients to consider. However, how do you find the perfect contractor for your project? Here are 5 other important factors to consider:
Experience. Does the company have experience with a project like yours? If you are remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, you want to talk to contractors who have a lot of experience doing this work. Chances are, you will get a better job at a better price from a contractor who already understands the project landscape.
Relationships. Is the company well connected with the top vendors who will be supplying the materials? Since a large portion of the budget will be spent on materials, hire a contractor with established vendor relationships. They can get you the best materials at discounted prices.
Skillsets. Do your potential contractor’s skillsets match the work on your project? If you are doing a major addition on your home, you want a company that knows how to frame a wall or install a subfloor. A company that specializes in kitchens is probably not your best choice.
Safety. Does your contractor have a reputation for safety on the job? Do they understand the local building code and know how to obtain the right permits?
Respect. Homeowners often complain about the mess that some contractors leave behind when the job is finished. Professional contractors respect your home and leave it better than they found it. Leaving nails and other construction trash behind can be a health hazard to your family and also your pets.