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 416-561-6144 to request a quote. We will happily answer all of the questions above and more. We look forward to working with you.