As we welcome the spring season, the time for remodeling projects is just around the corner. It is important to hire the right contractor, to ensure a fruitful outcome to your project. You may take advice from a friend who knows a good remodeling contractor; this can be a very convenient way to find the contractor you need. Make sure to check the contractor’s licenses, insurance and references, even if his recommendations are good. Getting a firsthand look at the contractor’s past work and obtaining at least three estimates are musts, before selecting the right person for the job. Another important inquiry to be made is whether the contractor will do all of his own work or use subcontractors. After selecting a contractor, careful inspection of the details of the written agreement for the work is always a wise practice. Check each and every aspect of the project, including materials and specifications; they must meet with your approval. Your recourse if the project fails to complete per the contract must be communicated, with commencement and estimated finish dates included. Indemnity, should the work fail to meet building codes, will also prove to be very important. A small percentage of the upfront cost must be included in the payment schedule, in the event of failure of completion; and on completion of the work to your satisfaction, the final payment should be due. We would be more than happy to guide you, if you’re considering a remodel or other home improvements. Our team will help you navigate each and every step of the process.