Tips for Working with Contractors

Working with contractors to repair your home should be easy.

But it often isn’t.

How does one find the best contractors for the job without breaking the bank?

What is the best method of communication with the contractors so everything goes smoothly?

How do you find contractors that you can trust?

At Guardian Property Solutions, we’ve worked with a lot of contractors in the Philly Suburbs — and we’ve learned a thing or two about optimizing the process.

More specifically, here are some tips…

1. Get referrals from friends or family

If you know someone who’s recently had work done on their home, they may be able to recommend a good contractor.

You can also check online review sites like Angie’s List or Yelp.

2. Ask for estimates

After identifying a few potential contractors, reach out and ask for written estimates.

Be sure to be clear about what work needs to be done and the materials that will be needed.

3. Check their references

Before hiring a contractor, take the time to check their references.

Ask previous clients if they were satisfied with the work that was done and if they would recommend the contractor.

4. Get everything in writing

Once you’ve chosen a contractor, be sure to get everything in writing.

This includes a detailed description of the work to be done, the materials that will be used, and the price.

5. Stay involved

Even after hiring a contractor, it’s important to stay involved in the process.

Check in regularly to make sure the work is being done to the agreed-upon standards.

If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to raise them with the contractor right away.

Following those tips will help things run more smoothly when you hire a contractor.

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