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How to Hire a Good Patio Remodeling Contractor

It’s usually best to hire an expert instead of taking on a job yourself. The wrong one, however, can cause delays and even legal problems, or worse, bad results.

Consider the following before you decide on a certain patio remodeling contactor:

Total Trust

If you just can’t make yourself like a contractor for whatever reason, don’t pick him. The most important part of your patio remodeling project is choosing the right contractor. And no contractor can be right for you unless you trust him 100{4c91966cea5b4ba44a72d6a19ae8ec7825196ae977c8baf73865965f0e6a55a5}, not 95{4c91966cea5b4ba44a72d6a19ae8ec7825196ae977c8baf73865965f0e6a55a5}.

License, Insurance and Bond

A license proves that the contractor has taken and passed a state exam and demonstrated knowledge of building codes and processes. It also lowers your chances of being ripped off. But a verbal assurance is not all you need. Ask for the contractor’s license number and verify. And remember to ask for proof of insurance too. No insurance means you could be liable if someone on your projects gets injured.

Project-specific Experience

Most projects nowadays are regulated and code-specific, so choosing a contractor who knows all the details, is a must. Ask for references and check out work samples.

Complete Contract

By “complete contract,” we mean a contract that contains all the materials to be used, their brands and costs, and the dates when the project is estimated to start and end. No contract can have too many details. Truth is, the more details are included, the safer your interests are.

Subcontracting

Contractors sometimes subcontract particular parts of the job, which isn’t necessarily bad. Besides, subcontractors are more thorough in their knowledge of their specific expertise. We still go back to selecting the right contractor because he’s not going to hire bad subontractors for your project.

Workday Rules

A contractor can decline your project because he’s not fine with your parameters. For example, if you want them to work a certain number of hours daily and the contractor wants less than that number, a 30-day project could extend to 45 days, costing you more money.

Your Responsibilities

You may have to remove a fence so their concrete truck can enter your backyard, or you may have to move furniture so they can paint a room’s walls. Contractors may not permit their workers to touch anything so they don’t have to be responsible for any damages. Know what you’re responsible for and fulfill those responsibilities.

Mechanic’s Lien

Lastly, if your contractor has unpaid balances on the materials used in your project, the supplier can place a lien on your property. What this means is that you could be obliged to settle that bill. Steer clear of contractors who have a lien against them for past projects.

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