Many homeowners take the DIY route when it comes to sprucing up their home. The work may look simple enough and the promise of reduced expenses too hard to resist, but most DIY projects end up being more complicated and costly in the long run. There’s also an increased potential for mistakes, which can lead to further damage and additional costs. To avoid wasting both your time and money, hire a remodeling professional instead.
But don’t just hire any old contractor whose name happened to come up first in an internet search. Start by asking family and friends for local referrals. Once you have them, schedule an interview and ask the necessary questions. This gives you the opportunity to see just how professional and reliable your choice of contractor can be. DuPaul Construction, one of the top kitchen contractors in Martinsburg, WV, and nearby cities, share some of them:
1. Do you have the necessary credentials? One of the first things you should look for in a remodeling contractor is proof of state licensing. This makes them eligible to perform this type of work in your area, while ensuring the project they have taken on is completed to code. Working with a licensed contractor is especially crucial when the project involves changes in the electric and plumbing system, such as a kitchen or bath renovation.
They also should have the applicable insurance, which should include workers’ compensation and liability coverage. Working with an insured contractor protects you and your investment in the event of accidents and property damage. When you choose DuPaul Construction for your remodeling needs, we’ll be more than happy to show our credentials.
2. How long have you been in business? Whether it’s home additions or a bath remodel, it pays to hire a contractor who has decades of experience. This way, you are assured that the work will done properly and efficiently, with no room for mistakes. DuPaul Construction, for instance, has helped homeowners in and around Martinsburg, WV, with their remodeling needs since 1993. When you turn to us for your project, expect only superior workmanship and complete client satisfaction.
3. Would you tell me about your work process? Making sure you and your contractor are on the same page is essential in every home improvement project. At DuPaul Construction, for example, we meet regularly with our clients throughout the entire project. We’ll make sure you can track the project’s progress, ask questions, and voice any concern you might have. By ensuring you’re updated and included in the work process, we can limit any inconvenience and deliver the excellent results you expect.
4. Can you put that in writing? Don’t forget to ask for a written contract detailing every aspect of the project, whether it’s as simple as exterior painting or as complex as basement renovations. It should include the project timeline, insurance coverage details, your payment schedule and change orders.
DuPaul Construction commits to ensuring that your project runs smoothly from start to finish. We serve Charles Town, WV, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (304) 258-9800 or fill out this form to schedule a consultation.