Home Improvement – Choosing a Contractor
Home improvement refers to a broad range of projects that can be carried out on the interior or exterior of residential properties. It can include painting, carpentry work, renovations, alterations, additions, and repairs. It can be done for a number of reasons including making a home more comfortable, upgrading the heating and ventilation systems, increasing property value or safety.
Most homeowners are planning improvements for their own enjoyment, not to boost resale value or attract potential buyers. More than half (54%) of those considering a project in 2022 say it’s to make their home more comfortable.
When choosing a contractor for a home improvement project, you should compare the price of the contract to that of other contractors who are bidding on your job. Also, you should look at a contractor’s experience, reputation, and length of time in business.
You should consider any warranties that the contractor may offer for materials and workmanship. You should also make sure the contractor has a license and is covered by liability insurance.
Before the project begins, you should have a contract signed by both parties. It should contain a written timeline for work to be completed, a payment schedule and as many details about the project as possible.
It should state where payments are going and if there is a deposit. It should also include a mandatory arbitration clause.
If you are having a dispute with a contractor, it is a good idea to find a mediation service that will help you settle the issue. This will ensure that both parties are satisfied with the final product.