Choosing the Right Bathroom Remodeling Contractors For your Renovation
Some homeowners hire a contractor, cross their fingers, and hope for the best. But if you have a specific outcome in mind and want to avoid the hassles of remodeling jobs gone wrong, you’ll want to choose the right bathroom remodeling contractors.
So how do you know if they’re right for you? Each contractor – just like every homeowner – will have different priorities for the project. Below, we outline ten questions to ask to make sure you are both on the same page.
1.) What are the most common problems that could occur when you install my products, and how are you equipped to handle them?
2.) What are your pricing and financing options? Are you open to negotiating the bathroom remodeling prices?
3.) May I see a copy of your state contractor’s license and insurance certificates?
4.) May I see some references from recent remodeling clients?
5.) How many similar projects have you handled recently?
6.) May I see a portfolio of recent bathroom projects? (Bonus points for matching the specific projects/services you are interested in, such as a tub to shower conversion.)
7.) What steps will you take to make sure my home isn’t damaged from construction?
8.) What can we do if I don’t like the finished bath or shower?
9.) Are your installation services warrantied? What about the products themselves?
10.) What companies do your bathroom remodeling contractors source their materials from?
Each of these checks is important as you attempt to determine which of your possible contractors passes every test and fits all of your needs. But of course, you’ll also want to do a little research of your own beyond an interview with the contractor.
Get recommendations and endorsements from friends, family, and neighbors. Also, do a bit of research on each company. The Better Business Bureau and similar websites let you check the nitty gritty details about the bathroom remodeling contractors on your short list.
Ideally, the company you select should have workman’s compensation and general liability insurance, more than 10 years of experience, a permanent business office and physical address, at least five positive prior references, a license with no disciplinary action taken against it, and a specialty in the exact type of bathroom remodeling you are seeking.
If you’d like to get a head start on your contractor search, use the form at the left to contact our renovation team. Our licensed bathroom remodeling contractors can answer any questions you have about bath modifications.