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August 31, 2018

The 5 Most Important Things To Consider When Choosing A Home Contractor

Ask anyone who choose poorly, and you’ll find that the right contractor makes a tremendous difference in both your home renovation experience, and the final result you’re left living with afterwards. But if you’ve never had to choose a contractor before, where do you start?

Point 1. The Best Remodelers Work through Referrals

If you need a good remodeler, a great place to start is by asking friends, family, and co-workers who they’ve used in the past and what the results were. You can also search for options online and check reviews, social media, and portfolios.

Point 2. The More Specifics You Provide, the Better the Estimates You’ll Get

Once you’ve gotten a list of potential contractors in your local area, it’s time to ask for quotes. But price estimates can be a tricky business. It’s fine to use online calculators to start off, but know that your contractor will generally be able to give you better numbers, especially if you can give them a more complete idea of what work you want to get done.

If you’re not 100% sure about those details, don’t worry! Your contractor will be able to give you lots of options at various price points to help you meet your goals and still stay within your budget.

Point 3. Value: Why The Lowest Bidder Might Not be the Best Choice

Oddly low bids for a project should raise red flags. Quality work and materials have real costs associated with them, and if that cost is too low it may mean corners are getting cut, or that the contractor isn’t ready to stand by their work.

When it comes to your home you can’t afford to choose a contractor who passes steep discounts along, but at the expense of a quality result and good construction experience.

Point 4. Everything on the Table

Payment arrangements and schedules shouldn’t be questionable or contentious. Your contractor should answer all your questions without hesitation and make everything clear from day one so you know what to expect, what it will cost, and when you’ll be paying for it.

Point 5. It’s not Just About the Work. It’s About the Experience

Good contractors make every effort to minimize the disruption to your life and treat your home like it was their own. That means clear hours of work, protective measures to prevent accidental damage or dust, and cleaning up thoroughly after the project is done.

 

At Amber Valley Construction we believe that you deserve to be comfortable during your project, and thrilled with the results afterwards. Free quotes are available using the tab above, and we welcome you to reach out and take a look at our previous projects and reviews! We work hard to go above and beyond to make sure that each of our customers is 100% satisfied with their project, whether it’s roofing, deck building, or even emergency calls after home damage or disaster. Call or email us today!

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