Hiring a contractor can be a big task. There are a few simple things to watch out for to make sure you safeguard yourself. One thing to always insist upon is references. You should also find out what they require for an upfront deposit. Ten percent is the standard. Insist upon a scope of work; the more detailed, the better! If the contractor has a bid that is much lower than the others, this could also be a red flag. Lastly, make sure they are insured!!
- Maybe a contractor left the project before completion and won’t return phone calls.
- Most have morals and integrity and truly enjoy helping turn your house into home sweet home.
- It’s also good to find out whether a contractor requires subcontractors to carry liability insurance as well.
“Do your research on prospective contractors’ track records. Demand to see insurance policies.”