Spotting a Good Contractor
The first thing you should consider is how accessible the contractor is. If you are having a hard time contacting a contractor before you give them the job you can expect them to be the same or worse after you hire them.
Look for a contractor that is organized and on time. There is nothing more frustrating than a project that takes forever to complete.
Make sure they are credible and trustworthy. Don’t just rely on their references. Do research on your own. Ask your friends and neighbors who they used and if they would recommend them.
A good contractor will always provide everything he promises in writing. If the contractor is willing to back up his word in writing, it is a safe bet that he or she is honest. Having it in writing also ensures that you both agree on what is to be done.
Feel free to ask a potential contractor a lot of questions. If they welcome your questions and are comfortable answering them, you will have the peace of mind that they care about what you want and need and will work hard to meet your expectations.
Check the contractor’s materials and labor and make sure they meet exceptional standards. It is worth it to pay a little extra to make sure you get quality work.
If you keep these things in mind while searching for a contractor, you will have no problem spotting a good one.