Getting Good Home Remodeling Estimates
It's not hard to get a home remodeling estimate, but it
is hard to get a good one. There is a good chance that you're only going
to get a good home remodeling estimates from qualified contractors who
understand the home remodeling business.
Here's the first thing that I would suggest that you do. Ask a few of your friends, if they have any contractors that work in the remodeling business that they believe to be reliable and competent builders. Try to get at least three names of local contractors in your area.
Here's something that you shouldn't do. Hire someone who lives more than 40 miles away. These contractors and their workers are often tired from the long drives and these conditions can get worse, depending on local traffic conditions. I've even known some contractors that have fallen asleep, on their long drives home, especially after a hard days work.
Here's the second thing that I would like to suggest. Make sure that you get along with your contractor. If you're going to be working on a home remodeling project for a long period of time, you had better make sure that you get along with this person.
Now here's another thing that you shouldn't do. Don't accept a one page contract or standard proposal that your contractor acquired at his local stationery store. Make sure that the contract is full of details and has as much information as possible about the home remodeling project. This could save you a lot of problems in the future.
Hire someone you get along with, don't hire someone who lives too far away and make sure that you get as much information as possible in your written contracts.