What are the questions I should ask potential contractors?
When a group of NARI remodeling contractors were asked what questions homeowners asked most frequently, the group unanimously agreed that their most popular queries were:
Unfortunately, these are not the type of questions that are going to tell you much about a particular contractor. While a reasonable timetable and budget is important, it shouldn’t be the primary focus of an interview or a job. Homeowners should also focus on trust and quality.
Start by asking questions about a company’s business practices and experience in a similar type of project. Here are some questions NARI members recommend you ask before signing a remodeling contract:
It is important to note that your remodeler will be a part of your daily life and available for on-the-job education about your project. You should feel very comfortable asking any question seeking clarification on any points or issues you don’t understand. Take time to carefully select a remodeler with whom you feel compforatable with and one that you can ask lots of questions.
Remodeling can be a fun experience with great rewards. Educate yourself, go into the project with a full understanding of the work required, and hire a NARI professional!