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All you Need to Know About Hiring a Building Contractor

A builder should be able to complete a project that matches the style and design of the home, regardless of whether your home is modern or traditional. The builder should also be able to advise you as to whether the additions or renovations, that you want to make are really complementary

If you want a builder to match your home's style closely, it might be a good idea to seek out a builder that can work in the style that you are looking for. If you are not sure exactly what you want, the builder can walk you through the process to help you select the design that is right for you.

You should also make sure that when you request any renovation, you ask the builder if energy-efficient options are available. The builder may have the ability to accommodate more natural

elements in order to reduce your ongoing energy costs. Some options include adding solar heating or building so that more natural light will flow into the home to reduce electricity bills.


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Selecting Building Contractors

The process of selecting a builder should be done with care in order to ensure that you work with the right company. In selecting a builder, you should consider the following:

  • Make sure that the builder is properly licensed. Making sure that the builder is properly licensed will protect you against scams and other poor business practices that could comprise the success of your job. You can check the license of the builder online at the government website. Make sure that the license is valid and up-to-date.
  • Make sure the builder has the proper insurance. The builder should carry full insurance including liability insurance. Ask to see the insurance certificates of the builder so that you can make sure that they are valid.
  • Get multiple quotes before selecting a builder. Selecting a builder should be done only after evaluating several options in terms of price, experience, and results. Ask about the contract terms, as well as, any hidden costs.
  • Request references. Checking the previous work as completed by each builder can help you to determine if the builder can work to your style and specifications.
  • Don't hesitate to perform an interview and request to see the contract. Don't hesitate to ask potential contractors all of the questions that you need to ask in order to make a decision. The interview process can reveal a lot about the customer service practices of the company. In addition, the builders should be able to provide you with a contract that you can review. Make sure you read and understand all of the terms of the contract before agreeing to any projects.


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Tips to Hire a Contractor

  • Ensure contractor is properly licensed
  • Check references and ratings
  • Always get more than 1 Quote
  • Be clear on what you want done
  • Do your homework on your budget
  • Be clear on the time frame for the job
  • All costs must be included in the estimate
  • Get an invoice for a deposit payment

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