Hi. This is Ed with Sears Home Services, and
today we’re going to be talking about how to interview and select a home improvement
contractor. When choosing a contractor for a home improvement
or repair project, there’s a lot more to consider than just bid prices. Since the work
is going to be done in someone’s home, you also need to consider the safety and security
of their family and protecting the value of their home.
To help make informed decisions, Sears Home Services has a few essential tips for screening,
and hiring a contractor. Choosing a trustworthy and reliable contractor begins with the initial
meeting. When we come into someone’s home and gather the information needed to prepare
a detailed bid. This face-to-face visit allows homeowners to ask the important questions.
Getting the right answers makes everyone more confident in the contractor’s ability to
perform the work in a professional and timely manner.
A few of the most important things homeowners will want to know are how long had the company
been in business? How much experience do they have in completing the type of work to be
done? Is the company licensed and bonded, and how much insurance coverage to they have?
What aspects of the work are covered by warranty and for how long? Have background checks been
done on all workers coming to your home? Who will manage the project and how will I reach
them if I have questions or concerns? What is the quality control process, and how will
the contractor ensure your satisfaction with the finished work?
When choosing a contractor for a home improvement project, we want to ensure the homeowner has
piece of mind and confidence the job will be done right. With over a century of helping
people improve their homes, the Sears Home Services experts can be trusted, satisfaction
guarantied. For a free in-home consultation, call or visit us today at searshomeservices.com.