Remodeling your home can be an exciting project that you want to jump right into. However, hiring the wrong home remodeling contractor can ruin the experience. You should never agree to work with a contractor without getting to know them first. Interviewing contractors is an essential step in the home remodeling process.
An interview is only as good as the questions you ask. Below is a list of questions that should be asked of any potential Tampa home remodeling contractor.
What liability protection do they have?
Worker’s compensation insurance should be a priority when making sure a contractor is prepared for the job. Without it, you can end up paying medical bills if a worker is injured onsite. Nobody wants an unpleasant surprise that spikes the cost of the project, so make sure insurance is included.
On the same note, the contractor should have general liability insurance. You want to make sure your home and the project is safe from pushing you over budget due to an accident or mistake. These two areas of protection will make sure that this doesn’t happen. Fortunately, Greaves Construction has you covered in both areas.
What experience do they have and how long have they been in the business?
Finding out what types of projects the home remodeling contractors have worked on will help determine if they’re prepared for your project. Ask to see examples of similar projects and their professional references. Knowing how long they’ve worked in the home remodeling industry and if they’re a part of any trade organizations will also ensure reliability.
The Florida Home Builders Association and the Tampa Bay Builders Association are two examples that Greaves Construction is a part of.
Do they have a contractor’s license? What is their warranty?
A contractor’s license will verify that they are certified to supervise the remodeling project. Any task that is more than a simple installation will require them to have a license, so it’s also an issue of law.
A written warranty is also a good sign that you can trust them, but make sure you know the details of its limits.
Will they pull the necessary permits?
Again, finding the contractor for you is all about preparation. A good contractor will evaluate and pull the permits required for your project. Making sure you are in compliance with building codes is important and having a professional verifying you are covered is well worth it.
How can I track the progress of the project?
It is always important to have a clear line of communication and hopefully you will be able to judge how clear the contractor is during the interview. It is still important to know who will be supervising the project, what hours they will work, and what the long-term timeline looks like.
If you are interested in speaking with a Tampa home remodeling contractor with all the bases covered, call Greaves Construction today at 813-985-2739.