Getting multiple quotes for your basement remodeling project can be a chore, and sometimes the contractors all give you different answers to your most basic questions. How are you supposed to determine which contractor is right for you? Here are a few rules of thumb about what your basement remodeling contractor should tell you before they start on your project.
- How Long Have They Been in Business? – Knowing whether someone has the right expertise will show by how long they’ve been in business and having testimonials from their most successful clients. If a basement remodeling contractor doesn’t offer this information up front, make sure to ask so you will feel comfortable knowing they bring the right amount of experience to the table.
- Are They Licensed and Insured? – Having a licensed and insured basement remodeling contractor is one of the most important things you need to know. If something goes wrong with an unlicensed contractor, you may end up in civil court to try to resolve your issue. Insurance is equally important, since your contractor is operating equipment that can cause serious damage to your home, to you or to an employee. Make sure to ask how much they are insured against before hiring them for your project.
- Why is Their Price Different Than Everyone Else’s? – If this is your third quote for your basement project and it is a drastically different number from the other contractors, they need to be able to spell out where your money will be spent. An experienced basement remodeling contractor should be able to outline their timeframe and any specific costs associated with completing your project.
Don’t be afraid to ask more specific questions of your basement remodeling contract until you feel satisfied knowing you have the best company for the job. Make sure you know what you are paying for and why, and that security and safety are of utmost importance. If you have additional questions or would like to hire a basement remodeling contractor, please let B&E Construction be your next call.