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Before Hiring a Contractor

Before Hiring a Contractor

Before Hiring a Remodeling ContractorFinding the right contractor to remodel your home can be quite a challenge. Your family and friends have given you lots of advice and you have heard your fair share of horror stories. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed. We hope to make this process easier by narrowing down the list to just a few warning signs you should always look for before hiring a contractor.

What to watch out for when interviewing contractors:

  • High pressure sales tactics. You should be sold on their work not their sales tactics.

  • No office, no land line, no service. A legitimate business should always have these. If they don’t, you may have trouble contacting them.

  • Working odd hours and no overhead

  • No references

  • Unusual payment terms

  • No written contract or estimate. You have no legal protection.

  • Bid or schedule is too good to be true. Contractor maybe have trouble following through and you will be left with unmet expectations.

  • Incomplete specifications or unclear terms in contract. You have no idea what you could be getting.

  • Your gut instinct says “No”. Don’t ignore that nagging feeling. It’s usually right.

  • Shoddy or incomplete workmanship

  • Doesn’t provide a warranty on their work. If your contractor won’t guarantee their work, they lack confidence in it so why should you trust them?

  • Appears unkept and disorganized


You might also be interested in:
Moving vs. Remodeling
How to Spot a Good Contractor
Questions to Ask a Contractor
Myths About Remodeling
Getting Started
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Luxury Kitchens
Check back with us often for additional remodeling tips, or contact us today at 407-260-8077 to discuss your goals and get our expert advice on remodeling!

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