Choosing someone to work on your home is a big decision. You’re trusting them with your family’s future and a major financial investment. As you consider contractors and the building supplies they work with, there are some questions you can ask them to help you decide if you’ve found the right one.
What to Ask a Building Contractor
1. What Is Your License Number?
All contractors have a license number registered with the state. By knowing their license number, you can check whether they have had any claims or judgments made against them. Also check if they have operated under a different name and changed it due to reputation problems.
2. How Many Projects Like Mine Have You Done?
You want to know that the contractor specializes in your type of work and has the proper building supplies. They should be an expert in what you’re looking for; then, you can trust they know exactly how to handle the project. Ask if you can see samples of previous projects; they might have photos on hand or past work nearby that you could drive by to look at.
3. How Much Will My Project Cost?
A good contractor is willing to provide a complimentary estimate for you. Get all your costs in writing, including any extra workers and building supplies required, so there won’t be any surprises during or after the project. If the price seems excessively high or low, those are red flags and you should choose a different option.
4. How Are You Covered?
Your contractor’s insurance should protect you and them. Ask for a copy of their insurance policy, so you can check that it covers both your property and workers’ compensation. If they weren’t covered and something happened on your property, you might be liable.
The time to get to know your contractor is before you commit to anything. If you’re ready to begin a new project, contact the builders at H & H Construction in Clarksville, AR. They have more than 30 years of experience and are fully insured for your peace of mind. Their engineers specialize in top-of-the-line building supplies and construction materials. Contact a contractor at (479) 754-4999 or visit their website to request a free estimate.