Hiring a Contractor? Ask These Questions First!

Now that it’s spring, are you feeling the urge to update your home?

Whether you’re finally getting around to doing those upgrades you’ve been promising yourself ever since you moved into your home or you’re getting your home ready for the market, there are some steps you want to take to protect your investment before you commit to a contractor. Key questions include asking to see their license and insurance to make sure everything is up to date, asking for references (and following up with the references!), getting details about their crew (these are people who will be going in and out of your home so it’s best to know about their qualifications too), requesting a detailed proposal for work to be done and getting absolutely everything in writing. Your home is most likely your biggest investment so be sure to treat it like the precious commodity that it is!

For more great tips about what you should ask a contractor before hiring them, check out this post from Kerrie Kelly, a renowned interior designer who also writes about home remodeling for The Home Depot.