Top 7 Questions To Ask When Hiring a Contractor
By: Chris Herath
Hiring Tip #6: What Is the Project Timeline?
One of the most common complaints people have with home improvement projects is how long it takes to complete the job. Having work done on your home can be very disruptive and stressful, since workers are coming and going, noise levels may be high, and there is often a lot of mess involved.
Request a firm start date, and a fixed completion date; and make sure these dates are on the contract, along with a penalty if they’re not met.
You also want to consult with the contractor regarding what happens if a problem arises, or additional supplies need to be ordered.
Along with the project timeline, you should be aware how often the contractor will be making site visits. Having the contact information of the contractor and foreman is important if the project starts to run behind.
Without keeping in contact, and making sure the project remains on time, you may find yourself in a very frustrating situation.