If you’re prepping for a major home renovation or rebuild, you probably have a whole list of questions that you are not sure how to find.
Well, to make your job a bit easier, we’ve broken down a number of quick tips for those who are asking the question, “What kind of professional should you hire for a home rebuild?”
So without further ado, here are some great trips to help you along your home rebuild journey!
Pick your niche
Most professional home builders specialize or have expertise in a specific price range, renovation, or type of structure. It is important that while you are in the discovery stage, that you focus on the kind of workers who specialize in precisely what you need.
Make a must-have list
From the very start you should make sure to be clear about what your renovation must have so that your builder knows precisely what to focus on.
Verify their experience
Ask how long the company has been in business and how many homes they have built. You should also be sure to ask to see their portfolio so that you can take a look at previous examples of their work.
Read ratings and reviews
It is useful to do a bit more than just look at the portfolio of their past work, you also want to see how they are to actually work with. Get a list of their previous clients and do some calling to see with people have to stay about their experience working with a builder.
Ask about warranties
An insured third party should provide home warranties. That way, you can be sure that you will be financially covered even if the builder you are working with goes out of business during the rebuild.
Ask for proof of licenses and insurance information from their builder. Licensing requirements vary depending on your location and the size of the project. You should also check state-by-state licensing requirements. Also, call the issuing insurance agencies to verify the information is accurate and up to date.
Take a tour
The easiest way to get a great example of their previous work is to ask if you would be able to take a tour of one of their recent past projects. Tour a model unit as well as an active work site. While you’re there, pay attention to the materials they are using, the workflow of the site, the workmanship, and the safety of every on site.
Don’t rush it
This might be the last tip on this list, but it is certainly not the least important. Rushing a renovation or home rebuild can only yield bad outcomes! Either you will be paying extra to have the workers log overtime hours and go over your initial budget, or you will force your workers to cut corners in order to expedite the end date of the job.
Either way, the outcomes are not worth the rush!