As a homeowner and facing a home additions project. It’s important to find someone you can get along with who’ll do the job right. Ideally, you should have at least three potential candidates so you can compare their responses — to guarantee you’re getting a good match. This is your home, after all; you want someone who’s dependable and determined to see the project through to the end.
As a home-owner you would be asking these questions:
· What is your company’s history?
· Who will be on sight during the project?
· What timeline can you give me?
But what about those questions that you don’t ask but you should. Below are examples of “Should Ask Questions” before you have a home additions project:
What is your work routine like?
You need to ask this question because you will be spending a lot of time with this individual. Your contractor will be your colleague during the whole duration of the project. Remember that they will be in or around your residence for the next few weeks or maybe months. Are they early birds? Is this company also engaged in other projects while also having your home additions? What will they do with the waste materials after the job is finished?
How Does Your Company Stay Current and On Top of the Trend?
Asking this question will let you know if new and better products are constantly being developed. Because your contractor needs to actively stay on top of the production game. Staying on current will include:
Your contractor of choice can only do this if he does the following:
- Attending Conferences
- Continuing Education Classes
- Subscription to Industry Newsletters
- Meeting with Other Sales Representatives
- Networking with Other Industry Professionals
Where will you store your materials?
Most contractors will use your garage or the driving as your storing area. But if both areas are not available then you need them to find an alternative. Especially as they need to secure and weatherproof the materials. An option would be having a temporary stage container which can be delivered to your property.
Do I receive a documentation when the project is done?
Any home additions project should have the necessary blueprints to be handed out in the future. This could be photos before the mechanical installations were installed. A well-marked distribution board for the electricity system. This could also cover the maintenance for the tiles. Knowing that you will be given a physical copy of all this information will give you a peace of mind as the project is being done.
Keep in mind these questions are just a starting point for discussion. Don’t be shy. Continue to ask specific in-depth questions about the services. Having home additions can use a lot of your time. Know the steps before jumping into a conclusion. Anyway, your comfort and pleasure will always come first.
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