What to ask a remodeler, from a remodeler...
1. What is your Contractor ID Number?
Unfortunately, not everyone who says that they’re a contractor is actually a licensed contractor. You need to work with a contractor that can pull a permit for the work. If you go with the cheapest remodeling option, when you go to sell the house you’ll find out that the work that you had done didn’t pull a permit which could be a deal breaker for the sale.
Also, scammers will sometimes pose as contractors, ask for a deposit and then do an incredible vanishing act.
Write down their contractor ID and then look it up at pprbd.org. Homefix’s contractor ID is 18264. Look us up!
2. Check them out on Google
Read some reviews. Make sure they’re an legitimate business. See how long they’ve been in business.
3. What’s Your Timeline?
If they say they can start tomorrow, that’s a red flag. If they’re a reputable and stable remodeling contractor they’re probably scheduled out at least one to two weeks.
Once they do start, your project should take between 4-8 weeks depending on the scope of the project.
What kind of warranty do you offer?
A quality craftsman will stand behind their work. Homefix offers a 5 year warranty on materials and labor. Some contractors will just run down to Home Depot to get lower quality materials. When you’re investing thousands of dollars into your property, you want to make sure that your contractor is installing quality materials that are going to last for many years to come.