Room Additions San Diego - How to Choose a Contractor - Advanced Tips
Hopefully you’ve already read our basic tips on choosing a contractor for your room addition San Diego or remodeling project. This article will focus on advanced tips that you likely haven’t seen anywhere else. Again, choosing the right contractor is the most important part of your room addition or remodeling project. Selecting the wrong contractor can make the building process a nightmare while the right contractor can ensure a pleasant process and a project you’ll be happy with for many years.
Room Additions San Diego and Custom Homes - Tip #1
· Review the contractor's payment schedule. Reputable contractors will not ask for upfront money to cover labor or materials in order to start your remodeling project. Reputable contractors will be able to fund the beginning of the project from their own operating capital. Reputable contractors will submit a schedule with payments due after work is completed and approved by their clients. If the contractor needs your money to fund the beginning of the project, beware!
Room Additions San Diego and Custom Homes - Tip #2
· Ask and compare approximate times of completion. Often untrustworthy contractors will tell you what you want to hear instead of the truth. They will claim they can finish your custom home or remodeling project faster than everyone else in order to win your business. The reality is that construction takes time. If a contractor begins the project by lying to you about timing, what else will they lie to you about?
Room Additions San Diego and Custom Homes - Tip #3
· Consider their responsiveness. If a contractor is not responsive to your questions or misses deadlines before the project begins, imagine what they'll be like after they've won your business.
Room Additions San Diego and Custom Homes - Tip #4
· Ask yourself if you would you go into business with the contractor? Asking yourself this question is important because your contractor becomes your business partner throughout the months of your remodeling project. They will advise you on how to maintain your budget, on materials and finishes and will work closely with you on a daily basis until the project is completed. The will also be inside your home and with your family every day over the coming months of construction. Are they a person you trust and feel comfortable with inside your home? Do you trust them around your family? If not, do not hire them.
A final point to remember is that once you choose your contractor you're stuck with them. It is very costly and not easy to change contractors in the middle of a remodeling or custom home project. In addition, most reputable contractors will not be willing to put their name on a project begun by an untrustworthy contractor. So carefully chose your contractor based on the considerations above. Doing so will help you make a wise choice and will help you to avoid being yet another construction horror story.
If you would like more tips on building a custom home or remodeling project send us an email or give us a call. Again, we’ve built over 200 custom homes and have been building for 4 generations. . . we’re happy to help you in any way we can.
For more advance tips and to talk with us about your project, call 858-794-6264.
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