This post is part two of a series on how to hire the right remodeling contractor in Grand Junction and the surrounding communities. Part one is here.
Hiring a remodeling contractor is tricky… and finding the right one is even trickier.
Here’s what else you can do to make sure you have the right contractor for the right job.
Ask For Quotes
Always feel free to ask anyone you’re still considering for the job to provide you with a quote for the entire project. This should include the total estimated cost of materials along with a price for the estimated total labor hours. Keep in mind that the lowest estimate is not always the best—and this again comes down to educating yourself and asking the right questions during the interview process.
Be Flexible… Within Reason
Remodeling a home is never an exact science, and you can usually count on the unforeseen to occur somewhere in the process. Even the most experienced contractor cannot predict what they will find when they begin opening up walls or pulling up floors, and there are a number of things that may alter the project length and add some additional material and labor costs. Plan accordingly, and give yourself a little wiggle room in terms of budget and timeframe.
By the same token, have a limit. If your contractor continuously pushes aside your project for other engagements, or piling on charges that don’t make sense, then don’t hesitate to replace them with someone else that can better meet your needs.
Hiring a contractor for your perspective remodel can seem daunting, but if you take the time to educate yourself and give yourself a range of options, you will no doubt be able to make an informed decision and get your project underway in no time.
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