Getting To The Point – Remodels

Choosing a Contractor for Your Patio Remodeling Project

It’s often best to work with an expert rather than undertaking a project yourself. The wrong one, however, can cause delays and even legal problems, or worse, bad results.

Here are things to consider when deciding on a contractor to remodel your patio:

Complete Trust

If, for any reason, you can’t get yourself to like a contractor, forget about him. Nothing is more crucial to your patio remodeling project than picking the right contractor. And no contractor can be right for you unless you trust him 100{ffe38f65eed13d8111c150020ef61fbd4fc926a40f956f298c09f45841e65f25}, not 95{ffe38f65eed13d8111c150020ef61fbd4fc926a40f956f298c09f45841e65f25}.

License, Insurance and Bond

A license indicates that the contractor has demonstrated expertise in building codes and processes and passed an exam administered by the state. It also lowers your chances of being ripped off. But a verbal assurance is not all you need. Know the contractor’s license number and take time to verify. And don’t forget to ask for proof of insurance as well. No insurance means you could be liable if someone on your projects gets injured.

Project-specific Experience

A lot of projects are regulated and code-specific today that you need someone who knows all of the necessary details. Ask for client references and take a look at work samples.

Complete Contract

A complete contract includes all materials to be used in the project and their brands and costs, along with specific estimated start and end dates. No contract can have too many details. In fact, the more details, the safer you are.


A lot of contractors subcontract certain areas of the job, which isn’t totally bad. Besides, subcontractors are more thorough in their knowledge of their specific expertise. In the end, it’s still about hiring a contractor you trust because he’s not going to get a bad subcontractor on your job.

Workday Rules

A contractor can decline your project because he’s not fine with your parameters. If you want them to begin at 9am and end at 5pm, but the contractor only works a maximum of 6 hours a day, it can take longer to finish your project, thus increasing your total costs.

Your Responsibilities

You may have to remove a fence so their concrete truck can enter your backyard, or you may have to move furniture so they can paint a room’s walls. Contractors may not allow their workers to do these things because they don’t want to be responsible for any damages. Know what you have to do and do them.

Mechanic’s Lien

Lastly, if you contractor has unsettled balances on the materials that were used in your project, the supplier can make you responsible by putting a lien on your home. That simply means you will be liable for that bill. Steer clear of contractors who have a lien against them for past projects.

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