Tips From The Pros
Which Drywall Contractor is Best for Your Project?
Friday, September 15, 2017
Updating your home with a beautiful kitchen renovation, a new basement addition, or a bathroom remodel can seem fun to conceptualize. But when you start taking action you begin to realize that it is not a quick an easy task. Odds are you’ve spent a considerable amount of time debating whether or not to tackle this project. Now that designing ideas are complete, you want to be positive that the people helping you create your dream space provide a service and product that is at as high of a standard as you hold your vision.
Regardless of which renovation or remodel you’re planning, odds are you will need to find a drywall contractor to help you create the finished product. This doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are a few simple steps that should lead you in the right direction.
Experience – Seek quotes from a variety of contractors. Call and ask them questions, get to know them and their competition so you can feel confident that you understand your options. You may save money on the front end with an inexperienced contractor. But if the job isn’t done properly, that inexperienced contractor may cost you double in money and effort down the road. Quality drywall work will help you achieve the flawless finish you’re seeking.
Protection - First and foremost, make sure that the person you’re bringing into your home is licensed and can provide proof of liability insurance and Worker’s Comp Insurance for themselves and their team. The liability insurance offers protection to the work site in the event of damages. Worker’s Comp will offer protection if any job site injuries were to occur.
Reputation – Establish that the contractor you’re choosing has a strong, positive reputation. You can request references, research reviews on the internet, check with the better business bureau, and ask for examples of their past work. It’s ok to make sure that you’re getting someone who does quality work and a reliable contractor will be happy to share their achievements and accolades from pleased clients.
Ask – Ask lots of questions, anything you feel is relevant. Make sure you understand the process before it initiates so you’ll know what to expect. Some questions you could ask:
· What is the time frame of the job? Tentative start and finish dates?
· Will they obtain the required permits for the work?
· How many people are on their crew and how many people will be on the job site day to day
· What hours can they be expected in your home and will they be supervised?
· What will the cost of labor and materials be?
Agreement – when both parties agree to the terms, have the contractor draw up a contract detailing the stipulations you’ve agreed upon. Have both parties sign the agreed upon terms.
Payment – Do not pay for incomplete work. A deposit is okay, payment installations are okay, but make sure the job is complete and approved before making payment in full. If payment is made in full before the job is complete, some contractors may be difficult to coerce into completing the job.
Finding the best drywall contractor for your budget and your project is a foundational key to your project running smoothly. For additional help and brainstorming on your project, contact us today for a free consultation.