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How to Choose the Right Contractor

The hardest part of any home renovation project is finding a reliable contractor to complete the job. Whether you are looking to update your roofing, siding, or gutters, you want to ensure the right person is working on your home. Everyone has heard at least one nightmare story from a friend or family, so what can you do to ensure your next project is completed without a hitch? Below are some tips on how to choose the right contractor.

Know what you want: Before receiving an estimate, have clear ideas of what you want to be done to your home. When you search for a contractor who performs the service you want, you will receive a much more accurate estimate for the job.

Check their credentials: Once you found contractors you like, check to ensure they are licensed, compliant, and have excellent reviews from locals. You want to make sure the contractor you chose is adequately equipped to do the work you want.

Get the proper permits: All renovations from roofing to decks in St. Louis County, MO, require various permits. Make sure you and your contractor receive all of the necessary permits to build on your property.

Verify your insurance coverage: You want to understand what is and is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance and your contractor’s business insurance. Make sure you receive a copy of the company’s insurance policy from having a clear idea of what to expect for coverage.

Do not make a final payment until the job is completed: A good contractor will ensure the job is 100% to your satisfaction before expecting your payment. If someone wants you to pay in full upfront or before the job is done, they may not be as reliable as they say.