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Finding a Good Contractor


Firstly it is an absolute necessity that you get several estimates from contractors so you can compare prices. Be sure to be specific on the scope of the project and the type and quality of materials you want. Be absolutely consistent from contractor to contractor so you can get estimates you can compare. There are many places you can begin to search for good contractors. Ask friends, family and colleagues for recommendations. Check your local papers, yellow pages and local Do It Yourself stores, however good contractors generally rely on their reputations for new customers.

Check out local contractors working in your neighborhood. If you see the same contractor truck over and over again, it is a good sign that they do good work. It is also good if the contractor is familiar with working on homes similar to yours, as the contractors will know what to expect in your home.

Use your common sense and test judgment when selecting a contractor and remember selecting a contractor on price alone is not recommended. You may end up paying more in the long run if the job is not finished to your satisfaction or needs to be redone.

Cover all your bases
Once you have selected the contractor, ask for everything in writing.
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