Anyone who’s ever owned a home knows how hard it can be to find a good home contractor. In fact, choosing a home contractor for your remodeling project is one of the toughest things you can do as a homeowner, especially if you’re new to the area. These days, home contractors are a dime a dozen. They seem to be multiplying almost more than lawyers and Elvis impersonators. So how do you find a good one? How do you prepare yourself to even begin interviewing prospective contractors, and how do you know if you’re about to hire a bad one? Here’s a list of home remodeling questions to prepare yourself with when searching for the home contractor who’s ready to do the best job for you and your house.
Replacing your home’s windows can be an exciting project to undertake. If you’re finally ready to replace your windows, you’ve likely been dealing with problems with them for years. Areas that you can’t see through because they never seem to come clean. Stuck windows you can’t get open and make your home too hot in summer or work your AC too hard. And higher energy bills that aren’t worth dealing with anymore. These are all excellent reasons to replace your home’s windows with newer, better, and more energy-efficient models. But just because you’re ready to replace them doesn’t mean you’re ready to find the right window contractor, especially if you have exterior design questions. In fact, unless you’ve ever done it before, finding a window contractor can be a difficult task. Naturally, it’s best to speak with family, friends, or co-workers for referrals. But what do you do if you don’t know anyone who’s had window replacements? You ask questions. Ask contractors for referrals and check them out beforehand. Following is a list of questions to ask every prospective window contractor before making your final decision.