Choosing a home addition contractor requires you to ultimately place your trust in them. That’s why it’s so important that you take the time to do all the research you can and ask the right questions. You’re hiring someone for their experience, licenses, and for the quality of their work. After all, an addition to your home will last for years to come, so you must pick someone who can do the job right. Use these tips to find the right home addition contractor for your job.
Do Your Research
These days, it’s not all that difficult to do research on a home addition contractor. Take a look at their website. Many contractors will have a photo gallery of home addition jobs they’ve done. You also want to look for an “About” section, where they go into detail about how long they’ve been around, what kind of work they do, and check for client testimonials too. If they don’t have testimonials posted, you can always ask if they have any client references you can look at. You can check other places too, like reviews on various review sites, the BBB, or the Builders’ Association.
Get an Estimate
While the lowest price isn’t always the best option for any kind of home addition job, it’s important that you look around at what estimates contractors can offer. Typically, most estimates are going to be comparable—but this is a good test in case there’s some strange discrepancy like one contractor giving a very high or low estimate.
By asking all the right questions, you arm yourself with all the necessary knowledge to get a good home contractor on your side. This helps you understand the timeframe for the job, who will be working on your home and how many of them there will be, what (if anything) you need to do to prepare, and so on. You can also get a feel for who they are as people; this is helpful in knowing whether their vision aligns with yours, and if you feel comfortable working with them.
Home Additions from Smith & Son’s Contracting
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-410-245-5954 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.