How to Choose the Right Contractor for Your Residential Remodeling Project

Home sales are on the decline thanks to 2023’s high mortgage rates. As a result, more homeowners are considering remodeling to meet their changing needs and desires rather than buying something new.

Residential remodeling can only be tackled with professional help. If you want a project done right, you need to hire a contractor—but not all contractors are equal.

Today, we will talk about hiring the best remodeling contractor for your next project.

Read on for a few simple tips to help you find the remodeling contractor you need for your next home renovation project. 

Ask for Referrals

Have local friends, family members, or neighbors recently had work done on their homes? Start by asking them which contractor they used. Even if they don’t recommend their contractor, this information will help you narrow down your options.

You can also check review websites like Yelp and Google Reviews to see what previous clients have to say. Pay attention to things like efficiency, customer service, and the quality of craftsmanship. 

Verify Licensing and Insurance

Contractors of all kinds should carry up-to-date licensing, and residential remodelers are no exception. Licensing verifies that your contractor has the appropriate training, has completed relevant background checks, and has business insurance.

Insurance is necessary when hiring someone to work on your home. When you hire an uninsured contractor, you incur many liabilities, from property damage to injuries. If anything goes wrong and your contractor doesn’t have insurance, you’ll be on the hook for any resulting bills.

Look at Credentials

How long has your contractor been in business? Do they have experience in your county? If the company is new, what previous experience do the contractors have that prepared them to start their own company?

Experience is essential because it increases the chances of quality craftsmanship. Local expertise is optional but valuable because it means your contractor is familiar with local codes and regulations that impact what you can and can’t do.

Interview Candidates

Set up consultations if you’ve narrowed your options to a few different remodeling contractors. This will allow you to ask pertinent questions and request an estimate.

Getting an estimate is important because only you know how much you can spend on your remodel. If a contractor isn’t willing to provide an estimate, you should keep looking. Offering a free estimate is a sign of transparency, essential when entering a business contract.

Tru Builders Are Your Residential Remodeling Match

Are you thinking about residential remodeling? One of the next steps is finding the best contractor for the job. We believe that we could be the right match for you.

To find out more about our experience, services, and estimated pricing, contact us today. We look forward to learning about your home project and how we can help.