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What Questions Should I Ask When Looking for a Home Renovation Contractor?

Hiring a home renovation contractor is not a decision that can be taken lightly. This individual is responsible for transforming your home and allocating your renovation budget wisely. While we certainly hope that you will choose the Reno Pros for your renovation needs, if you are located in the Greater Toronto Area, we want everyone to make the smartest hiring decision possible. Before committing to a contractor, get the following questions answered.

What Is Your Experience?

Find out more than just how many years the company has been in business. Ask about any specialties and areas of focus the organization has and ask to see a portfolio of finished work. If you are considering a whole-house renovation, a contractor that has primarily only completed minor repairs is not likely the best choice, even if they have been working for decades.

What Guarantees Do You Provide?

In addition to asking your contractor if they are licensed and insured, find out if they offer any additional protections, such as warranties or guarantees. Some contractors will warranty their work for a set amount of time after the project is completed and/or provide extended warranties at an additional cost.

Who Will Be On-Site Completing the Work?

An experienced home renovation contractor that has an impressive portfolio does you little good if inexperienced crews arrive to complete your project. Ask your contractor to tell you the specific people who will be completing each element of your project. If they do subcontract elements of the project, you need to know about these work crews.

Can You Provide a Proposed Timeline?

Ask potential contractors to make you a rough outline of how and when they would complete your project. Some contractors may not be willing to provide this much information before being awarded the job, but many will be willing to earn your confidence by delivering a rough estimate of the schedule that would be followed, allowing you to know what you can expect.

Can You Provide Everything in Writing?

Any information you receive during the consultation process should be documented in writing. This not only allows you to solidify terms later, but also makes it easier to compare the merits and proposals of each potential contractor. Each contractor should provide you with an estimate for the work to be completed, but you can also ask them to provide documentation that includes any additional useful information, such as references, licensing and insurance information, or documents that detail any applicable warranties or guarantees offered.

Get Your Questions Answered By the Reno Pros

The Reno Pros in Toronto pride themselves on providing clear and dependable information to each and every customer. If you are located in the GTA, and you are considering starting a home renovation project, contact us at 1-877-736-6407 to request a quote. We will happily answer all of the questions above and more. We look forward to working with you.

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  • "After requesting a quote for finishing a basement and working within the constraints of my budget, I went with RenoPros. The team arrived on time and ran every idea by me, as well as recommended what materials are best to be used in what area. The job was complete in a professional manner and I am very happy I chose The RenoPros"

    John Charette from Toronto
    John Charette from Toronto
  • "I was hesitant at first to rely on a third-party service to re-do two bedrooms in my house but the guys at RenoPros assured me they would work closely with me to fit my needs. I chose two different designs, and now both bedrooms actually feel good to be in. Great job"

    Jane from North York
    Jane from North York
  • "Our husband and I needed to renovate our basement at an affordable price. We found RenoPros and their staff and crafting was spot on, they let us customize everything to our liking and were very friendly and accommodating. Would do business with again, thanks!"

    Andrew from Etobicoke
    Andrew from Etobicoke
  • "We are so happy with our new kitchen and main floor renovation. The upgraded wife flooring was an excellent suggestion and the apron sink make the house feel brand new. The project manager was helpful, organized and I would definitely call them for any future renovation needs."

    Faheed from Richmond Hill
    Faheed from Richmond Hill

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