Discovering An Impeccable Home Improvement ContractorOn November 20, 2016 by mary
The inevitable time has come to fill our ‘honey-do’ lists which consist of morally impossible projects we as men have been summoned to make happen for our better halves. Instead of beating your thumbs to death with hammers or dropping 3 squares of shingles on your wife’s ragtop Corvette, we’ll take the slightly more pragmatic route in getting massive home improvement projects completed on-time: hire a contractor which will carry out the very duties we’ve been commissioned to take care of.
Hey – she didn’t say HOW to do these projects; as long as they’re completed to her specs, we’ll still get nookie. Here are some cost-effective tips in hiring the most impeccable contractor to handle our home improvement needs:
Drive Down The Road
One of the best ways I’ve found to discover hidden contractor talent is driving towards areas where new construction is taking place. Once I see how well orchestrated the crews are, how the work is looking and how friendly the guys I initially talk to are, I’ll jot down some contact information and give them a holler when they’ve had time to head home and regroup. This is an excellent way to especially find an experienced roofing crew, people to side your house or landscaping professionals to handle the garden.
Many contractors that work on interior needs, like changing doorknobs and menial tasks, would work perfectly for those in a pinch. Since many UK residents go with Bombay Duck door knobs and other intricate indoor and outdoor décor, it’s vital that your contractor can work on these areas without overcharging. Therefore, driving down the road may yield local boys to do the work.
Head To Craigslist
If you need to find contractors that are local and dying to do something with their time, Craigslist is where the local boys go. Head there to find a great bit of lower costing contracting work. Make sure that you set up appointments, secretly grab their contact information and check them out through Been Verified or your local court house because contractors with outstanding warrants don’t work very well.
See What Your Buddies Did
Perhaps your coworker or best friend used someone to hang drywall, frame in a new addition or perform some trench work; hit them up for contact information if they give you the green light to call them. You could, of course, hire your buddies that understand how to perform construction work the best, yet we want to max out all the wife’s credit cards before she does on this project, right? Think smart and not hard.
Read Your Newspapers
Local newspapers are full of well-known and heavily used contractors that are reputable enough to afford newspaper advertisement; you need to deploy local newspapers to get the results you need in hiring an impeccable contractor to perform your dirty work. Most newspapers of distinction will not put scandalous contractors that are known shysters into the classifieds no matter how much they pay which takes much of the guesswork out of hiring those who advertise in newspapers.
Regardless where or how you hire your home improvement contractor, make sure that they’re properly licensed, bonded and have their own tools. Do some online research on what kinds of bids to expect for your square footage or property size so when the contractor arrives for the estimate you’ll know when he is high-balling you.
Mary Yohanan is a up and coming writer. She gives information on different topics like Business, home decoration, Health and Fitness.