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Questions to Ask Your Remodeling Contractor

If you’re thinking about remodeling a room in your home, your first concerns might focus on the time frame and the cost. However, before you get into these nitty-gritty details, you need to find a remodeling contractor that’s suitable for the job. This means you should skip questions like, “how long will the remodel take?” and “what will it cost me?” Instead, focus on questions that reveal the company’s business practices, trustworthiness, and experience.

Here are the questions to ask your remodeling contractor before signing an agreement.

How long have you been in business?

Look for a contractor with at least a decade of experience. This longevity gives you confidence that the design-build team is knowledgeable and capable of satisfying customers. It also means the company has had time to establish professional relationships within the community to deliver the best end product possible.

Who will be working on my project?

Some contractors do everything in-house, while others partner with subcontractors. If you choose a company that subcontracts much of the work, learn more about this. Make sure the subcontractors are skilled, reputable, and able to deliver excellent attention to detail.

Also, find out who your project supervisor will be. Ask to meet him or her so you know what to expect from the very start.

Are you licensed and insured?

A licensed contractor is held to a higher standard than one that is not. Licensing also conveys a greater commitment to industry regulations. Then, insurance removes liability from you if your home’s structure is damaged or a worker is injured during the remodeling process. Ask to see a copy of the contractor’s insurance policy, and look up their license number to make sure it’s current.

Do you have any professional affiliations?

Being a member of professional organizations on the national and local level speaks to a contractor’s reputation. Only qualified companies can become certified and actively participate in the industry’s top associations.

What is your process for completing a project like mine?

Your expectations and the reality of your remodeling project could differ significantly. Make sure everyone is on the same page by inquiring about the contractor’s process early on.

Can I view your portfolio?

You want to hire a remodeling contractor that has experience completing the type of work you have in mind. The best way to determine this is to view the contractor’s project portfolio. This reveals the kinds of renovations the contractor can perform and the typical design styles they use.

Do you have customer reviews I can read or references I can contact?

Reading reviews and calling references gives you a chance to hear firsthand how adept the contractor is at satisfying their customers. Seek details regarding deadlines, communication, attention to detail, change orders, and how the contractor handles unforeseen complications.

Do you guarantee your work?

When starting a home remodel, you want to feel confident that the construction zone will look like the cover of a magazine when all is said and done. Nothing gives you peace of mind like knowing the work is guaranteed, so be sure to ask this question as part of the interview process.

Choose Hatfield Builders & Remodelers as Your Remodeling Contractor in Dallas

If you live in the Dallas, Plano, or Richardson areas, Hatfield is the right company for your upcoming project. As a full-service design/build contractor, we work closely with you every step of the way, from the initial concept to the construction phase, and then the final reveal. We have all the qualifications and guarantees you need to feel confident in our abilities, and we’re ready to take on the role of your home remodeling company! You can rest assured that our team will deliver a beautiful design, high-quality craftsmanship, and low-stress renovation—all on your budget and within your time constraints.

To learn more about working with Hatfield on your Dallas-area home remodel, please contact us online or give us a call at 214-278-6261 today to schedule your free consultation!

Posted on: April 24, 2018
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    Initial Meetings
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    Space Measurement
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    Project Selection Meeting
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    Design Package Review
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    Initial Budget Review
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    Selection Finalization
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    Construction Agreement & Deposit
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    Pre-Construction Hand-Off Meeting
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