As everyone knows, remodeling your home is a significant commitment, both of time and of your valuable financial resources. Even a seemingly small project can be more intensive than you might realize. There are five important questions you should ask your contractor before beginning any home renovations. The answers to these questions can save you a lot of stress, energy, and money.
Question 1: Can This Project Reasonably Be Completed on the Schedule We Have Set?
Obviously, some jobs will take longer than others, but a good contractor will be able to give you an accurate time frame. You should know the day your project will be complete by going in. Of course, unexpected problems may occur, but these unforeseen eventualities should be taken into account by the contractor.
At DuPaul Construction, we take great pride in completing our projects on time and within the set budget. We will always alert you to any unexpected challenges and will deal with them immediately so that we do not get behind schedule.
Question 2: What Will the Job Look Like While It Is in Progress?
The construction crew will have lots of equipment and material to complete the job. Where will they store it? What will they do with it when they finish for the night? Will you be able to use the room or area of the house that is being worked on, or will it be closed off? The day-to-day practicalities of what the job will actually look like are important to know so you can plan your life accordingly and avoid more inconvenience than necessary.
Question 3: What Will I Be Expected to Provide for the Crew?
The construction crew will vary in size, depending on the size of the job, but they will require things like restrooms and places to eat their lunch. Asking about these things ahead of time will ensure your contractor can make the logistics as convenient for you and your family as possible.
Question 4: What Time Will You Begin and End Work Each Day?
This question may seem obvious, but projects can vary based on a lot of factors, including neighbors, local noise ordinances, and family preferences. If you would prefer a later or earlier start time and it is feasible for the crew, or if you need them to take a break for an hour in the afternoon for a child’s nap time, it is important to be upfront about all of these issues ahead of time.
Question 5: Do You Foresee Any Complications?
Again, this question may seem obvious, but many people overlook it. Your contractor is experienced with projects just like yours, and you should take advantage of this wealth of knowledge to avoid common pitfalls.
If you are ready to open a dialogue about your future remodeling project, we at DuPaul Construction are standing by. We are here to make the experience from beginning to end the best experience possible for you!