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Where and How to Find a Reliable Home Contractor

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

It is always so hard finding a competent and reliable contractor to go on your home improvement project. Everyone knows stories of contractors who tore apart the roof and never returned or projects that ended up costing three times the contractor's original estimate.

Here are 12 tips of where and how to find good contractor while still keeping your project under control.

  1. Make sure you know exactly what you want before contacting contractors for estimates. It will save both your time and theirs, But of course you will also get clear recommendations on things you’re not sure about from a good contractor from a professional point of view.

  2. Ask for References from people you know, who have done similar projects, they are great resources. If you know anyone in the building trades, ask them as well. Employees of local hardware stores somet also be able to provide contractor referrals.

  3. Contact more than one Contractor. Ask same questions and get a written Quotations from each. When you compare bids, make sure each one includes the same materials and the same tasks, so you're comparing same projects. But don’t always expect the cheapest to be the best...

  4. Look for the Specialist in your Project. Someone who did a good job tree felling for your friend isn't necessarily the right specialist to fix your gutter.

  5. Look for Active Licence. In most cases it should be displayed on the contractors vehicles and documents provided by Contractor.

  6. Check Online Reviews. Read reviews on internet, but be realistic, one negative review may not provide an accurate picture of the company reputation.

  7. When Signing a new Contract, indicate deadlines, payment schedule, the materials that will be used etc. Don’t hesitate to write down your amendments while settling down new contract, plus any changes during the project must be in written order that includes the new work, materials and cost.

  8. You can count on about 10% of the Total Before the Job Starts. The contract should include a payment schedule and details for each installment.

  9. Budget for Unexpected Costs. As with any work, there may be some changes and adjustments while the project is being done, so you could expect to spend a little more than what is estimated in your contract, depending on any circumstances coming up from your change of plans or contractors suggestions.

  10. Discuss Organisational Rules. How you’re going to communicate, working hours at your location, bathroom for the workers, where to park and what will be cleaned up at the end of the project.

  11. Check for Insurance. You must know what is covered by your home insurance and what is covered by your contractor's business insurance, in case of accidents or weather events that cause damage to your home while work is being done.

  12. And of course, don't make the final payment until the project is Completed, unless you’re confident in contractor like in yourself.


For any of these questions you can Call Green Leaf Roofing LLC , get best Estimates for your project and lay back while we're doing the great job for you!


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