Children are in school now. Yes, they do bring homework and projects and other chores we sometimes help them to do, but we do have a bit more time to do those chores the summer months were too short to let us do.
The autumn is a season where there are many chores we must do to prepare for the winter months. from putting away our gardening tools to preparing our home for the winter, the fall months can be very active. And , if you are thinking about tackling a more serious project, where do you need to start?
You need to first find what project you really want to do and a budget you are allowing yourself to have. If you need to do a project that is indispensable to the well-being of your family – A new roof, or a basement waterproofing project- then you need to first start choosing the best contractor you can find.
If you are doing a home remodeling project for purely aesthetic reasons, then, you still need to follow the steps of how to choose a contractor for your project.
How to choose a good contractor
If you have no family’s references and no friends recommendations of a good contractor, then you will probably google it to get a list. Here are some of the things you should be looking out for:
- Contact contractors that are locally owned and operated-make sure they have been in the business for a long time
- Check their Business Bureau Status
- Ask for references that are not from friends or family members
- You Must call those references and talk to the homeowners and ask them about the craftsmanship and other related issues concerning the job they did.
- Make sure that they are fully bonded and insured
- Ask for an estimate in writing
- Ask them about the form of payment they require
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Central Ohio homeowners are spending a record amount of money building additions, updating kitchens and renovating bathrooms.
Fueled by a robust economy and rising home values, which allow homeowners to pull cash out of their homes to fund improvements, Americans are expected to spend more than $300 billion on remodeling this year.
“I’ve been doing this since 1981 and have never seen it this busy,” said Todd Schmidt, owner of the Grove City remodeling firm Renovations Unlimited.
While the remodeling boom is good for contractors, it means longer waits for homeowners eager to polish up their properties.
Bill and Marcia Miller tried for two years to get a contractor to update the laundry room of their Dublin-area home.