Home Renovations & Hiring a Contractor
When it comes to home renovations and hiring a contractor, there are a handful of responsibilities on your plate. Homeowners trust contractors to come and go as they please as they work on their homes, emphasizing the importance of working with a responsible, trustworthy, licensed, and insured contractor. We understand that you just want to break ground and get the project started already, which is why we have gathered important information for interviewing contractors.
Picking The Right Contractor For Your Home Renovations:
- Do not make the mistake of only interviewing one contractor. A safe rule of thumb is to interview at least three contractors and receive quotes from each before making your final decision. This will help you find the right contractor for the job.
- Just because you like the head honcho does not mean their entire team is going to be perfect for your specific renovation project. It is important to ask a few questions about the crew you will be working with, such as whether they work full time or work as an individual contractor on the side.
- If you interview with a contractor and do not hear back from them within 48 hours, don’t use them. It is as simple as that. The last thing you want is to work with an unresponsive contractor, so make a rule for yourself to only work with prompt contractors.
- The most important thing to look for in a contractor is that they are both licensed and insured. You can check their licensing by visiting the Contractor’s License Reference Site. If you make the mistake of working with an uninsured or non-licensed contractor, you can find yourself legally liable for issues that go beyond your knowledge.
Serving Chatham, Hudson, and surrounding New York cities, contact Lofgren Agency for all of your homeowners insurance needs. Before conducting any home remodels, please give us a call. We will give you an estimate of how much your limits will need to increase to cover your new home addition.