Your Guide To Selecting A Professional Remodeling Contractor
Whether you’re doing minor improvements or a full-fledged renovation, it’s best to partner with a qualified home remodeling professional.
House remodeling has the potential to raise the value, safety, and beauty of your property dramatically, but it also comes with some serious risks.
Only the most skilled remodeling companies can keep these risks to a minimum while adding maximal value to the building. The better you are at selecting such a contractor and making sure they can do the job effectively, the better an investment you’ll be making in your home.
Choosing a House Remodeling Contractor
When selecting a house remodeler, it’s important not to leave any stone unturned. You should look for all of the following features as you compare remodeling companies in your area:
- Licensure- Under no circumstances should you work with a home remodeling contractor who isn’t fully licensed. It’s not just that such contractors don’t tend to do a good job; they could actively damage your house, forcing you to make expensive repairs down the line. You should always make sure that your contractor has a license for the type of work you want them to do and that it is up to date.
- Insurance & Bonding- Besides licenses, make sure your contractor is fully insured and bonded for the work you want them to do. Hiring someone without insurance means that if the contractor makes a mistake, you’ll be on the hook for the cost of repairs. This is an unacceptable level of risk for any remodeling project.
- Local Experience- The best contractors are those who have experience working in your community. The more local experience they have, the more familiar they will be with the architectural styles of your area, allowing them to make renovations as efficiently and safely as possible. Local experience also means they’ll understand your area’s climate and weather, and can make sure your newly-renovated house is prepared for it.
- Customer Reviews- For each contractor you’re considering, go to their website and take a look at the reviews past customers have left. Get a sense of how many positive and negative experiences customers have had, as well as how the contractor responds. If they respond to all reviews and offer to make amends after negative ones, that shows you they will be committed to understanding and addressing your needs.
- Customer Consultations- Once you’ve looked at their customers’ reviews, ask the contractor for contact information so you can talk to some of those clients. Then ask the customers what experience they had, whether they were satisfied with the overall results, and whether there was anything in particular they didn’t like.
Bayshore Kitchen & Bath upholds the highest standards of home renovation in New Baltimore and throughout the Detroit area. We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded, have extensive local experience, and are happy to put you in touch with past customers. For more information on getting the best remodeling services for your home, visit our website today.