Trusting an Atlanta home improvement contractor with your home’s look, feel, and—most importantly—structural integrity is a huge decision. You need a team of experts who understand what it takes to create a beautiful living space and the skills and experience to bring your vision to life.
But finding the right professionals to build or renovate the home of your dreams can be tough; you need to spend some time researching them and asking pointed questions to determine if they’re the right fit for you and your needs.
We’ve outlined a few key questions to ask your potential construction or renovations contractor so you can find the best fit to give your home the care and attention it deserves.
Ask the Right Questions
No two construction or renovations projects are the same. But in our years of experience, we’ve learned that many homeowners share similar concerns. Make sure yours are addressed by asking the following questions.
Ask them how long they have been in the construction and renovation business
This is a straight-forward, simple question. But it will give you a good idea of whether or not a company has had the chance to work through any challenges and develop internal processes to solve (and prevent) certain issues from popping up once they begin working on your home.
If you find a relatively new company, however, that’s fine, too. Many Atlanta home improvement contractors have experience in related sectors that have given them the opportunity to hone their talents. If you’re skeptical, you can always begin by hiring them for a smaller project and determine if you’d like to bring them on for a larger task.
Ask to see their certificate of insurance
This may sound like an awkward question, but laying eyes on their insurance certificate lets you not only see that they are indeed insured but how they are insured. You’ll want to be sure that your contractor has liability insurance and workers’ compensation for the job.
Ask if they will coordinate inspections and get the needed permits
While not every construction or renovation project requires either, many do. This is especially true if you are altering your home’s structure. Any reliable home contractor will not only know which permits and/or inspections are required, but will be willing to provide them for you.
Get the details on the timeline
All homeowners want the job done right, but also would like to have their project completed within a reasonable timeframe. It’s important to ask your contractor how long they think the project will take and if there are any other factors they see that may extend that timeline.
Ask if you’ll have a dedicated team for your project
Most contractors have multiple, concurrent projects at different sites, meaning that teams may work at alternate sites on different days. You’ll want to learn if you can expect to have the same workers finishing your project so you can expect consistency and a team that has seen each step of the process.
Trust Elite Construction and Renovations for Your Home Improvement Needs
We know that you have many questions when it comes to choosing the right Atlanta home improvement contractor for your unique project. We’d love to answer any questions you may have before choosing us as your trusted team to give you the home of your dreams. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can bring your home improvement vision to life.