So you’ve decided that you need some remodeling done around your house, but you’re not sure where to turn. If you search online you likely will find hundreds, if not thousands of Durham, NC companies looking to offer their home remodeling services. The challenge is what to look for when hiring a reputable contractor? Thankfully Prince & Sons, Inc., a local general contractor in the Triangle area, has compiled a list of 3 things to look for when hiring a contractor for your next home renovation project.
Sure, you may be able to save a bit of money by choosing a “fly-by-night” company that is not properly licensed. The problem however occurs when you intend to sell your home. Was your home remodeling project properly permitted? If not, you will not be able to list any additional square footage as usable space. This can mean that all of the money that you spent may not be recoverable as an investment. By partnering with a licensed general contractor you’ll be sure that all of the necessary permits are procured. This will ensure that your home addition will be completely up to code and inspected so you don’t run into any issues down the road.
In today’s fast paced economy almost anyone can quickly throw up a website and call themselves a business. The difficult part about running a business is staying around for decades and keeping customers satisfied. When interviewing remodeling companies in Durham, make sure to ask for references and contact them. You’ll quickly get a feel for whether these references actually had work completed by a certain contracting company or if they may just be a relative or friend of the contractor.
There’s something to be said for going with your gut when it comes to a big decision like a home remodeling project. If you don’t get a good first impression about the contractor that you are dealing with it’s probably better to move on to the next company on the list.
At Prince & Sons, Inc. we’ve seen quite a few “contractors” in the Durham area come and go over the years. We’ve tried to differentiate ourselves by providing a high level of service to our growing list of satisfied clients. We are completely transparent through the entire process from design to completion and are always available to work with you during the renovation process. If you’re ready to schedule a time for one of our project managers to take a look at your home renovation ideas, please give us a call today.