Choosing a Good Home Contractor
If you ask a homeowner what the most challenging part of the home building project is, they will tell you it’s choosing a contractor. As much as it may sound simple, it isn’t. Competent and reliable contractors are not easy to find. If you are getting ready to build your house, don’t just entrust your money to someone who is not professional.
Below are some tips on how to choose a good home contractor.
Look For Referrals
If you live in a residential environment and have warm people around you, who have done projects like your upcoming one, they can be helpful. Ask them who did the project for them and if they were satisfied with what was delivered. Also, you can find out from the owner of the local hardware to point you to good contractors since they deal with many of them. Such people are great resources, and you won’t go wrong by inquiring from them.
Interview Several Contractors
Once you have referrals, the next thing to do is interview them. Ensure you ask as many questions as possible and pay close attention to the answers that each of them gives. Also, request them to submit a proposal and see what each entails, from the materials to labor costs and time. You will be able to gather enough information and pick the best from them all. Remember to choose a contractor who is suitable for your project.
Check The Licenses And Proof Of Insurance
The municipal council of different areas must license professional contractors. Therefore, you should ask the contractor to provide you with a copy of their license and those of their subcontractors. If they fail to provide a license, you should continue with your search until you get one who is licensed. Most inexperienced contractors are not licensed, and therefore you should not take a risk by hiring such. The other thing you should ask for is insurance. Construction comes with many risks, and if the contractor is involved in an accident, you should not be the one to cater for their treatment. Always ensure you get someone who is sufficiently insured.
Establish A Perfect Means Of Communication
Construction is detailed, and that’s why communication is a factor when choosing a good contractor. As a homeowner, you can be frustrated when you send emails or make calls that aren’t returned. If there is a delay between asking a question and getting answers, it will waste time and maybe add costs to your project. Therefore before hiring, let them tell you how they want you to communicate with them. Is it through texts or telephone calls? Get someone you can contact for 24hours.
Building a property is not a walk in the park because a lot of money is spent on the process. That is why you should be careful when choosing a contractor. The above tips should help you get someone who will handle your project professionally. Denver Properties is a top real estate companies in Kenya that offers construction services through there subsidiary company Denver Construction. We deliver high quality homes with the agreed budget and timelines with the client. Speak to us 0701 730 267 today.