License & Insurance: While most Charlotte, NC contractors are licensed and insured, some aren’t. It’s important to watch out for the contractors who aren’t licensed and insured because the repercussions could weigh heavily on your shoulders. Most of the time, a contractor without the necessary license indicates they don’t have the necessary education to make themselves a professional.
On the other hand, insurance is extremely important because if anything happens while contractors are working on your house, you could be held liable. This means that instead of the employer paying potential medical or court fees, you would.
Warranties: For some homeowners, warranties are a deal maker or a deal breaker. There are two types of warranties: manufacture warranties and labor warranties. Manufacture warranties are warranties on materials. On the other hand, labor warranties are warranties that a contracting company create based on their services. Most of the time, it’s easy to find a manufacture warranty and at least one labor warranty. But, warranties should definitely be something you discuss with potential Charlotte, NC contractors.
References: References are extremely important to validate a contractor’s experience and skills. Nowadays, it’s more common for Charlotte, NC contractors to refer you to an online review website, such as Angie’s List, or their own website for references and reviews.
Specific Materials & Design: If you have a specific material and design in mind for your home project, you might want to consider hiring a contractor that specializes in that specific material and design. Contractors that specialize in specific materials and designs can typically offer you deals and ensure quality.
Time of Year: Overall, if you’re interested in hiring a contractor in Charlotte, NC, you should consider hiring them during the winter. Since most people want their projects completed during the summer, contractors are usually extremely busy in the summer. This means it is harder and more expensive to hire a contractor during the summer than it is during the winter.
To learn more about hiring a contractor and anything else construction related, contact Evergreen Construction Solutions for a consultation today!