Did you know that in most states, complaints against contractors by homeowners’ makes one of the largest category of consumer complaints filed with the state attorney general’s office? For most homeowners, having a contractor makes life much easier. But more and more people are growingly unhappy with the services of their contractors.
Knowing how to find that right contractor prevents a lot of future issues. In order to do that, you need to look for contractors first, and then you can decide which one is right.
Once you have narrowed down on a few contractors, make sure you get bids from them. Don’t compare each bid with the same yardstick, get into the gory details and analyze. Never ever choose a contractor by just opting for the one with the lowest bid. Look into the insurances your contractor has, as it would be essential for him to have liability, property and workers’ compensation. It might also do a bit of good to check out if there are any complaints against him at the consumer protection office. You could not only ask for customer references, but also a list of sub-contractors he works with and enquire about the sub-contractors’ experience with this particular contractor.
At the end of the day, when it comes to choosing a contractor, choose somebody who is skilled, experience and reliable, somebody you can get along well with and will do the job in the best possible optimum price.
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