Whether you are building a home or making improvements on your existing residence, one of the most important decisions you can make is selecting the right contractor for the job. And while the contractor you choose may not be the cheapest, a good and professional contractor can save you thousands of dollars on your projects and many heachaches spared.
When considering Roatan contractors, there are a few types that you should beware of:
The disappearing contractor.
If you choose unwisely, you might end up with a contractor that starts the job, does a little work, and then disappears with your money and never comes back to complete the job. Word of mouth recommendations are the best way to avoid getting involved with a vanishing contractor.
The contractor who hires unskilled labor.
Another unsavory tactic used by bad contractors is hiring cheap, unskilled labor to do the work on your home. Unfortunately, the result can be disastrous. Not only will you have lost your money that you paid the contractor for the work, but you’ll have to hire a second contractor to come in and repair the damage.
This expense can be easily avoided if you hire a reputable contractor in the first place. Although the more skilled contractor’s rate will be higher, it can save you thousands of dollars to hire him from the start.
Theft of your personal property in your home can be a concern if you use a disreputable contractor or if he hires unsavory characters to do the work.
It’s vital to learn what you can about any contractor you’re considering doing business with. Choosing a contractor for your home improvement project requires some research and due diligence on your part, however, when you follow these action steps, you’ll save money and be pleased with the end results.
Know what type of specialists you’ll need, such as plumber, electrician, or carpenter, to get the job done.
Meet with prospective contractors.
You want to get a “feel” for contractors you might be working with over several weeks’ or months’ time.
Obtain written estimates.
Ensure you get written, itemized lists of the estimated costs for the materials and labor to complete your home improvement project. If you think something is priced too high, inquire about it. Avoid agreeing only on verbal statements your contractor makes.
Consider all aspects of getting your project completed.
Does the contractor have the right credentials and certifications for the job? Are the estimated costs within your budget? Did you gain positive information about the contractor and are you comfortable with him?
Sign an agreed-upon contract with payments spread out at project milestones.
If the estimate meets your needs, you’ve gained positive information about the contractor and his credentials are what you want, it’s time to sign.
If you’re looking for a professional contractor with a long list of satisfied clients and exceptional results, contact Treasure Island Construction today. We’ll be happy to meet with you, share testimonials and go over your project in detail to provide a quote.