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17 October, 2016

Finding the Best Contractor for your Home Renovation Project

In the busy BC Vancouver lower mainland, people prefer not doing DIY these days due to safety and legal aspects and are enjoying the brisk real estate market bringing new opportunities to capitalize on their home value. Building work is also very complicated and time-consuming. So, it is important to find a good builder for your house. You need to find a good contractor for your home renovation project who will offer competitive rates and produce the best work.

With the right contractor, you can have a beautifully remodeled interior which will improve your quality of life and increase the value of your Coquitlam home. But if not done properly, your money will be wasted. Here are some tips to finding the best contractor for your project.

Choose the type of remodeler

Remodeling involves a lot of tasks, like kitchen remodeling, expansions of rooms, interior designs, or even whole home renovations and construction. Each category of the work can be handled by contractors who are specialized in these jobs. There are designers, architects, general contractors, etc. You should select the contractor depending on the type of renovation you are going to do.

Ask for recommendations and read reviews

Hiring someone from personal recommendations is safe. If your friend or relative have worked with a contractor before then, that contractor can be your best option. By reading online reviews, you can know how the contractor has performed in the previous projects.

Check license and insurance

It is necessary for home remodelers to obtain and maintain contractor licenses. They must also have insurances. Licensing varies from one state to another. Having a license doesn’t guarantee that the contractor will perform well in his job. But it tells that the contractor pays the taxes properly and carries out the minimum requirements for conducting business. Types of insurance that the contractor should have are general liability insurance and worker’s compensation. The general liability insurance covers the contractor from the financial responsibility that results from property damage or bodily injury. Worker’s insurance gives protection to the employees working for the contractor. You can check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) listings to find if customers have made any complaints.

Ask for a timeline

You should know the time it will take to complete the project. You can shortlist some contractors and hire someone who can complete the task faster.

Ask for pricing and payment terms

Get an estimate from at least three different contractors. It will give you the opportunity to compare the prices and choose the one that fits your budget. Remember not to consider the price only when selecting a contractor. Look into their experience and credentials as well. You should ask the contractors to break down the costs for materials and labor. They should also let you know the payment terms.

By following these steps, you will be able to find the best contractor for your home remodeling project. You should be comfortable working with the contractor, so arrange a prior meeting to discuss things before starting the project.

For quality renovations of every kind and even new home construction, contact GoldBay Construction located in Coquitlam, BC – visit http://www.goldbayconstruction.ca for more info.