What to Avoid When Choosing a Professional Contractor

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Red Flags to be Aware of When Choosing a Professional Contractor

If you’re planning a remodeling project or building a new home, you’ll want to be careful about choosing a professional contractor. There are contractors you want to avoid, and partnering with any of them could be a threat to your project. 

As such, you’ll want to stay vigilant when hiring a contractor. Here are a few red flags to watch out for. 

They Can’t Verify References

Some contractors are more than willing to turn to underhanded tactics, like rushing projects and or tempting you to not sign a contract. For these reasons, don’t hesitate to ask for references from the contractor you’re thinking about hiring.  

References will help you decide if the contractor can be trusted with your project. If they make excuses to not show or verify any of their references, then it’s best to keep looking for another partner. You may only be setting yourself up for a bad experience. Be sure to hire a contractor who doesn’t hesitate to show you proof of their previous partnerships and projects.

They Can’t Present a Contract 

It’s an immediate red flag if your contractor will not provide a written contract with clearly stated arrangements and agreements. The lack of a contract can lead to you spend more money than necessary. On top of that, cleaning up a financial mess without a contract can interfere with the progress of your project. 

They Seem To Be Rushing the Job

Every homeowner wishes their remodeling project could get done quickly. However, there’s a good reason for it taking time. This is to ensure errors are prevented and minimized moving forward. If your contractor tries to rush your project, you’ll most likely end up with a sloppy end product. 

You’ll have to be observant during your remodeling project. Make sure your prospective contractor isn’t trying to rush the job and skip steps. If they do, you may need to hire another contractor for your project. Otherwise, they may be a threat to your home and cost you more than necessary. 

They Give an Estimate Too Good To Be True

Homeowners always want to get the best value for their money. However, some questionable contractors would attempt to take advantage of you  by giving rates that are either too low or too high. This is usually used as bait to get homeowners to sign immediately. 

You can save yourself from this trouble by comparing estimates from your prospects. This will help you determine if the rates are unreasonable for your remodeling project.

Consider us While Choosing a Professional Contractor

Partner with our trustworthy contractors from W.E. Davies + Sons Remodeling, Inc. in Madison, WI. Whatever part of your home needs remodeling, we’ll be more than happy to help. Call us now for more information.

 

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