When you are planning a home remodeling project, it is important to ask the contractor detailed questions before work is started. Asking the right questions can ensure that the work is completed on schedule and also comes in according to your budget. Below is a list of four of the most important questions to ask your remodeling contractor before work begins.
What Is The Total Price of the Project
The first thing you need to have ironed out is the total price of the remodeling project. You should ask your remodeling contractor to provide a complete list of all work that they are planning on doing and to provide a cost breakdown. You should also make sure that you have a list of the payment schedule. For instance, some general contractors will require payment of fifty percent upfront and then fifty percent upon completion of the project. Other contracts will take a smaller upfront payment.
What Sort of Insurance Does The Contractor Have
It is always important to make sure that the general contractor that you hire has insurance. In many municipalities, it is a requirement for any contractor to have workers compensation insurance, but you should also make sure that the company has overall insurance. This is important because you do not want to be liable for damages that might occur during the remodeling of your home. Most professional contractors will have insurance, and they should be able to provide you with copies for your records.
What is The Timeline For The Remodeling Project
A remodeling project should be planned out with a set time period for the work to occur. Depending on the severity of the remodeling project, you might have to relocate to a hotel during construction, so you will need to have exact dates that you can use to plan your schedule. Make sure that the contractors provide definite start dates and end dates. Ideally, there should be a calendar with exact dates for each aspect of the remodeling so that you can keep track of progress.
What Items Will The Contractor Provide For The Remodeling Project
There are some items that you will need to provide. For instance, during a bathroom remodel, the contractor might only install and not purchase items. In that case, you will have to purchase and arrange for the delivery of sinks, tubs, and tile. This can require additional legwork on your part, so it's a very important issue to discuss beforehand.
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18 April 2023
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