CHOOSING A RENOVATION CONTRACTOR
With so many options, review sites, and word of mouth suggestions it can be difficult to know which company to consider contacting. How do you narrow down the countless contracting companies into a manageable list?
Consider the contents more than the layout. Contractors are not web designers, but serious contractors will ensure the information they regard as important is included.
Do they have resources for potential clients to use?
Is there a description of their procedures or what to expect?
If you are looking for a whole home renovation, ensure the companies you are considering have the necessary experience. However, if you are just wanting to update your kitchen counters and resurface the cabinets, a smaller company may have the right industry connections and be better able to schedule in a smaller job.
Look for statements that include good communication, overcoming challenges, and quality of onsite crew or subtrades. When faced with unexpected complications; how and when the contractor communicates, options given, and the ability of their crew to manage solutions are good indicators for how smoothly your remodelling project will go.
A Written Warranty gives peace of mind that your contractor stands behind their work, even better this indicates their intention for an ongoing relationship.
Transparent Billing is important whether you sign a Fixed Fee or Cost-Plus Contract. Check that the Contractors provide supporting documents with their Invoice such as Material & Labour Reports.