Are you considering a home improvement project? Is finding a general contractor you can trust harder than you
envisioned? Many homeowners experience this very thing. With so many options on the market, and each company claiming they are the best, how are you supposed to know who to pick?
In order to help homeowners with this dilemma, we have compiled a list of four simple questions that you should ask before hiring a general contractor.
1. What is Your Timeline for Completion?
Having a thorough understanding of when the contractor will start and how long their work will take can impact your schedule too. Be sure to ask if they are working on other projects that could impact your timeline, if there are any outstanding factors that may upend your schedule’s completion date, and how alterations to your timeline will be addressed.
2. Will I Have a Dedicated Team Working on the Job?
Consistency is key with any home improvement project. Ask your general contractor if the same team will be working on your home each day and if subcontractors will be involved. Additionally, knowing the project manager can streamline communication between you and the business, ensuring your wants and needs are addressed.
3. How Will You Clean Up?
A good general contractor will clean up at the end of each day. This is important as miscellaneous debris strewn around your home is not only unsightly, but it can also be a safety hazard, especially for children and pets.
4. How Much Will This Project Cost?
Have your cost estimate in writing. That way, if there are any discrepancies down the road, you have a hard copy to refer to. And when you receive a quote for your project, compare it to other general contractors in order to develop a clear understanding of a high and low price for your project.
Choose a General Contractor You Can Trust
Finding a general contractor that is reliable, experienced, and trustworthy is no easy feat. However, with plenty of research and asking the right questions, there is no doubt that you will be able to find a company that can get the job done.
For example, PCS Construction boasts responsive communication and industry know-how, so you can feel confident that all of your questions are answered with transparency—giving you peace of mind when you hire them for your next project. Contact us to learn more about how we can help turn your house into a home.