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Published on February 1st, 2017 | by admin

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Two Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Hire Them

Have you been thinking about remodeling your home?  It is never a bad time to think about that, but do you have the time to do all the work yourself?  Of course not, and that is why many people hire a contractor to help organize and facilitate the project.  Before directly hiring, though, be sure to ask yourself two very important questions:

QUESTION #1:  What is their Credibility?

Always let their KSI Cabinetry reputation proceed them.  As consumers we rely on information from our family and friends, co-workers, even acquaintances to make choices and this will definitely be true of any contractor you potentially hire. Still, it can also help to check if they are certified, schooled, and in any other way qualified. Sometimes people don’t have much work to build a reputation on and are just looking for more opportunities to do so.

That said, a good contractor will have photos from previous jobs and should have enough experience, particularly in your area, that could be of great further assistance to you.  Regardless, always ask as many questions as you feel is necessary. Better safe than sorry, right?

QUESTION #2:  Can I See This In Writing?

Contracts are not just about trust; they are about committing to an agreement.  When you get a quote from an auto body shop, that is a commitment to perform the job for that price. As the consumer, then you are committing to paying that price for the job.  The same goes for contractors.  You always get the work order or estimate in writing so that there are no surprises.  

Now, that doesn’t mean you will avoid every surprise.  Home remodel jobs can be complicated and sometimes the job changes. The contract simply ensure that everyone is always on the same page: that they won’t start adding on new jobs (and raising the cost) without consulting you first (and making a new agreement).

And any qualified and professional contractor would be just as happy to sign this agreement as you will be because they know how important it is to have integrity.


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