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Finding A Reliable Contractor For Home Renovation

Aug 18, 2007
Its probably easier to decide on a home renovation project and arrange for the necessary finance than finding a reliable contractor who would do the job on time, give you the quality of work that you desire within the agreed budget and not create many hassles. Its not that there is a dearth of contractors as you can find hundreds in the yellow pages and in classified advertisements, but finding a reputable one is another story altogether.

Useful Hints For Finding Reliable Contractors

1)You should talk to your relatives, friends and your neighbors who might have dealt with contractors recently. Word of mouth recommendations are mostly reliable.

2)You can get useful leads from the owner of a local hardware store as he will not recommend any unreliable contractor. Infact he maybe eyeing your
business for supply of materials for your home renovation project.

3)It would be a good idea to entrust your home renovation work to any of the big box retailers such as Lowes and Home Depot as they offer contractor services for any type of home renovation. They have sub-contractors on their panel who carry out the work on their behalf. Obviously, all these sub-contractors are very reliable as they are properly licensed and have appropriate insurance.

In any case, the big box retailer will be responsible for the proper execution of the work and he would not like to have dissatisfied customers that would give him a bad name. However, this system will turn out to be a bit more expensive as both the retailer and the contractor will have a share in the pie.Reliability does come at a price!

4)Another good source of finding a reliable contractor for home renovation is your bank manager because he must be dealing with home renovation funding all the time and he would be aware of the reliable and unreliable contractors.

5)Before finalizing the contractor you should try to get at least three quotes and compare them. Youll find a lot of variation in these quotes and it will be necessary for you to study these quotes and then decide who will be the best contractor for your home renovation.

6)You should also make sure that the contractor that you choose should have a proper and valid license and liability insurance, damage and workmens compensation coverage.Choosing the right contractor for home renovation is very important as your most prized possession is at stake.

You should, therefore, check on references by making pertinent inquiries. Moreover, you should choose a person with whom you will feel comfortable as he will be in and out of your home all the time. Its also important that you are able to communicate with this person effectively and with ease.
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