For most homeowners, the hardest part of building a new garage, hobby building or making other home renovations is finding a competent and reliable contractor to do the job. Just getting someone to return your call can be a chore let alone estimating the job and then doing what’s promised.
Plus, we have all heard horror stories about contractors that stopped showing up or projects that cost double the original estimate.
But even with a good pole building contractor, construction can be stressful. Choosing the right one can make the difference between a successful project and disappointment. Before starting your construction project, do your research and find a contractor that does these 10 things.
Timely Response and Follow Up
There’s nothing worse than not getting a return call, especially from company you are paying good money to work for you. Although it’s not a guarantee of workmanship, a timely response to your inquiry is a must.
Show Up To Scope The Job
Once the initial conversation takes place and it appears their capabilities fit your needs, then the pole building contractor needs to visit your home to scope the job. Meeting in person does two things:
You start to form an opinion and determine if the company is right for you
Allows the contractor to ask questions, listen to your needs and understand of your vision of the project
These steps ultimately lead to a better and more accurate cost estimate and keeps surprises to a minimum. Providing an estimate without seeing your property or talking through your vision of the project is a recipe for disappointment.
Once you’ve met, a good contractor will offer ideas to improve the outcome. It may be a different layout that makes better use of your space or material suggestions that reduce your budget.