Find out what you need to know about hiring a contractor when remodeling your home.

Remodeling your home is a great way to help increase the value of  your property and makeover your home for your personal enjoyment! However, remodeling your home can be stressful. There are many aspects  of a remodel project that need careful attention. Before you hire a contractor and start to renovate, it’s important to do your homework. Check out what you need to know about hiring a contractor for your remodel so you’re adequately prepared. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Get an Estimate.  

Before you have any work done to your home, it’s imperative that you ask several contractors for a quote and an estimate of how long the project is going to take so that you can adequately compare prices. Additionally, you need to ask about how payments are made. Sometimes contractors require a deposit and payments in installments.

Ask for Credentials.

Before you hire a contractor, it’s important to ask questions to ensure that your contractor is capable and professional. Find out if your contractor is a well established business with a good reputation and resume of projects well done.  That way you can rest easy knowing the contractor you choose is professional and has a good track record.  You should also ask for several references. That way you know that you’re getting a quality contractor.

Talk About Insurance.

It’s important that your contractor has all the necessary insurance. If your contractor is not insured your assets could be on the line for any mishaps. Ask your contractor if they are bonded and insured and have them provide you copies of these certifications. Ensure that your contractor has a policy that covers both personal and property damage as well as verification for any subcontractors that may be used to complete the job.

Don’t forget to make sure your insurance policy is up to date and in force before you start your remodel.  When it comes to your home, it is important to make sure  you are well protected at all times and especially when you have work being done and workers on your property. To answer any questions you might have if you are considering a home remodel, give us a call to discuss coverages. At Randy Jones Insurance Services in Pleasanton, California we can provide the knowledge and expertise to assist you in finding the right home insurance policy for your needs.