Cantor’s Corner: Choose a Contractor Based on Trust, Quality and Warranties
Presented by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
You may be tempted to hire a “Chuck In a Truck.” On the surface, low price may be enticing, but there are many factors to consider when undertaking home remodeling or maintenance. We’ve covered licensing and insurance reasons before (and why you should choose an Approved Home Pro especially), but you should also consider trust, quality and warranty when it’s time to choose a contractor.
Home remodeling and maintenance is a long term relationship. Even if the remodeling or repairs are relatively quick, being able to trust your contractor is an important factor. As a homeowner, you need to be able to have the confidence that your project will be completed with quality materials and installation, and that any unforeseen issues will be handled efficiently and effectively. A reputable contractor will be at your side from start to finish, making sure in the end you are thrilled with their work.
A reputable company will not sacrifice quality to make a profit. Home remodeling or repair is a specialty and it takes proven professionals with experience to know how to price properly, ensure quality control is maintained, and see it through to a successful completion.
Don’t underestimate the value of a warranty. By law, most home improvements and repairs only carry a 1-year warranty. Quality home improvement professionals stand behind their work beyond the minimum requirement, in a show of integrity and pride in their work.
When you choose a contractor, don’t hire a “Chuck In A Truck.” Don’t underestimate the value of a licensed, insured, bonded and proven trade professional. You’re in this remodel project together, so you need to be able to trust your contractor and the quality of their work. In the long run you will be way better off.