When you’re looking to hire a Sacramento home remodeling contractor to do work on your house, you better make sure you choose wisely. See, all contractors are not the same. Some are better at what they do than others, resulting in a finished product that will make you happy every day. But how do you know which contractor you should hire for your project? It all starts with asking the right questions to the contractor when they come to your home to give you an estimate. And it may not be just the questions you ask, but the way you ask them that will get you an answer that gives you true insight into whether or not that particular contractor is a good fit for you.
There are a few questions that you should always ask any Sacramento contractor who comes to your home before you make a hire. First off, you must ask them if they are appropriately licensed and insured. If they aren’t, you could wind up liable for any accident that happens on your property. You should also ask them about past work they’ve done that is similar to the work they would have to do on your home. You may even want to get references to call to make sure the work came out great. Another thing you can do is throw a curveball by asking a question about a job they did that had problems. If they can honestly explain how they handled those problems in a way that satisfied the customer, they may be the right choice for your home remodeling project.
To learn some of the other questions you should ask your Sacramento home remodeling contractor before making a hire, and how you should ask them, please take a look at the video below:
To speak with a reputable Sacramento home remodeling contractor who would be happy to answer any questions you may have, please contact the professionals at Russ Johnson Construction here.
SACRAMENTO KITCHEN REMODELING VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Questions to Ask When Interviewing Your Contractor for Your Project
NARRATION: Gordon Welt enjoys the deck he had installed over the summer. But he did a lot of work before his deck project ever began. Welt sought bids from five contactors before picking the company he felt was right for the job.
I knew he was experienced and some of the terms he was using were very easily conveyed to me as a customer and being able to get our ideas on paper before he even left to do the estimate.
Meet all potential contractors face-to-face and prepare a list of questions to ask every contractor you interview specific to your project.
When interviewing your contractor, you want to use some of the same skills you might use when interviewing someone for a job at work. You want to ask open-ended questions because you’ll learn a lot more about how they’ll handle situations. One of my favorite questions is to ask them about a job that maybe didn’t go right, and how they fixed it.
It’s also important to ask questions that go beyond the basics of the project. Make sure you have a good rapport with the contractor. That can make communicating easier, especially when it comes to changes or problems in the middle of the job.
Follow your gut instinct when interviewing, especially if you’re doing a kitchen remodel, because you are going to have this company or contractors in your home for a long time. In fact, they kind of become a part of your family.
To me, being involved, it’s just like your car, everything else, it’s an investment. If you’re not involved, you don’t have an excuse for the product you get at the end. So, take the initiative, be involved, and speak up during the whole process. And that’s the only way you can get a good product at the end.