Taking the leap to do a remodeling project at your home can be an exciting and stressful experience all rolled into one. A lot of decisions need to be made along the way and perhaps the biggest decision is finding the right contractor to hire. While there are many companies to choose from, there are some distinct qualities you should look for when hiring the right remodeler.
How long have they been in business?
A company’s track record can speak volumes about the type of business and work they perform. It can show you how dedicated they are to performing quality work in order to grow their clientele.
Is the contractor insured and licensed?
Insurance is important for the protection of your home and your safety. It should be a warning sign to you when a contractor doesn’t keep to this good business practice.
No one likes a long drawn out project, especially when it deals with something as personal as your home. Choose a contractor who can give you an accurate time line and has a history of finishing jobs on time.
Does the contractor offer a warranty?
A workmanship warranty helps insure quality craftsmanship and installation. Typically, material warranties are covered by the manufacturer. But a good contractor will stand behind their work. This is vital to building trust between the contractor and client.
Does the contractor handle permits/follow building codes?
In order to complete work up to local building codes, permits need to be issued. A contractor that handles obtaining permits takes the burden off the homeowner and ensures a more accurate and efficient process. Your contractor should be knowledgeable of local building codes and perform work up to those legal requirements.
Does the company subcontract out work?
Hiring a company that uses an in-house crew can greatly speed up the process. Not to mention it helps every one stay on the same page and can avoid costly miscommunication errors; an occurrence not uncommon when a job is subcontracted out to various parties.
You get what you pay for.
It’s an age old adage but rings true in the remodeling industry. If the company you’re looking at matches the criteria above and you’ve received good answers to your questions, a written contract and work scope then the project will most likely be worth every penny. The benefit of paying for quality is that you pay for it once. Correcting bad work requires double the time and money, sometimes surpassing the original quote from a company that strives to do it right the first time.
Right Bath by Mosby is a division of Mosby Building Arts, a family-owned, full service remodeling servicing the St. Louis metro area for more than 65years. Right Bath specializes in small bathroom remodels completed in one week. We will always pull permits and perform work up to local building codes. We also stand behind our work with a 10 year workmanship warranty. Our professionals are experts in design and installation and can help you accomplish your bathroom remodeling needs. To schedule a free estimate, call 314-909-1820 or go here.