The biggest problem that my customers encounter with contractors is honesty. It saddens me that contractors rather stab their customer in the back with unexpected fees, features that they say are not included and should have been in included on the job, or do not finish the job and run with the money.
Here are some pointers that I would recommend you to lookout for when hiring a contractor to build your shed or any other project in at your home.
- Have a signed contract between both parties with exchanged information such as name address, contractor license number and etc. Make sure both you and contractor have a copy before job begins.
- Make sure the contract shows the bid cost and final cost unless you add changes to the job which may require a change order.
- If contractor wishes to raise the bid substantially, do not pay him unless their is a reason for you to pay him more if you have added more unexpected features to your job without a change order.
- If a contractor says a permit may not be required to have a permit for a job, make sure there is permit required by simply calling the city building department to avoid penalties for not having a permit.
- Finally check your contractors reputation. Ask him for references on past work that he has done and visit some of his customers for feedback on his work.
Following these steps will not only get the job done right, but will save you a ton of money in the long run. If you wish to find reliable work that is needed for your home, feel free to contract me or visit my website at www.uppervalleybuilders.biz.