How to Avoid the 6 Most Common
about Home Remodeling
“You should always get three bids.”
Not necessarily. This
tactic is probably responsible for more dissatisfaction within the
remodeling industry than any other single factor. Read More ...
“Going with a low price saves you money!”
Think about this for a minute. If you
have solicited several bids and go with the contractor that has
the lowest price, you’ve just awarded your job to the guy
that just figured out the CHEAPEST way to get your project done!
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“If the Better Business Bureau (BBB) doesn’t have any complaints against the contractor, they are probably a safe bet.”
This is a common and often costly misconception.
In fact, just because a contractor doesn’t have any complaints
with the BBB, does not mean that you’re working with a reputable
professional. You need to investigate the company further. Read More ...
“I should buy the materials myself to save money.”
First, if you’re providing the
materials, there’s a very good chance of getting the wrong
or not enough materials. Having most professional contractors will
not be interested in working under these conditions and for very
good reasons. Read
“If a contractor has years of experience, he or she must be good!”
About 96% of contractors go out of business
before their fifth year and of those, approximately 80% will never
make it to see their tenth year.
Given these statistics, if you have a contractor that has made it
through his fifth year, you’re off to a good start. He must
be doing something right to survive that long. Read More...
term “fully-insured” must mean that the contractor carries
all of the necessary insurance to provide me with adequate protection.”
Surprisingly, this is not always the
case!Contractors are required to carry a minimum
of two insurances; Worker’s Compensation insurance (if he
hires one or more employees or assistants) and Contractor’s
Liability insurance. Read More ...
What to watch out for when remodeling.