What questions to ask when hiring a contractor?
Construction is an expensive and lengthy process, it’s important to know who you’re teaming up with to complete it. We wanted to share some of the most important questions you should ask when hiring a contractor.
1. Are you licensed with the Arizona Register of Contractors?
Make certain the contractor’s license class covers the scope of work listed in the proposal.
2. How long have you been in business?
Longevity is proof of success. This holds true to not only individual project completion success but overall company financial success as well.
3. Will you be obtaining the permits required?
Obtaining permits can be a stressful moment in the project; they take a couple of weeks to get and are required prior to the start of construction. Hiring a contractor who has the ability to obtain their own permits can assist on expediting the schedule and create realistic timing on when the project can officially begin.
4. Do you do cleanup at the end of every day?
A clean job site is a safe job site. Yes, it’s very important to keep your site clean for visual appearance. However, more importantly, a clean job site will help prevent injury and keep things organized. Hiring a contractor who takes pride in cleanliness will create a more successful project.
5. What is the warranty and what does it cover?
Hiring a contractor who provides a warranty on their work will give you a level of comfort with what is being installed. It is very important to have a clear understanding on what is being covered by this warranty.