Questions for a Johns Island General Contractor Before They Begin

Before hiring a contractor for your home renovation, asking the right questions is essential. Don’t be swayed by low quotes or flashy promises. To ensure you’re working with a competent contractor, ask these five critical questions before signing any contracts. Contractors must have the proper credentials or must consistently deal with issues in one of these areas to have a response for you.

You can count on Santangelo Construction as a reputable general contractor for Johns Island projects. Whether it is a renovation, remodel, or complete new project – we are a trusted name to help. We have answers to these questions, some you might not have even thought of yet, to keep your mind at ease as your new project nears its start date.

  1. Are You Licensed and Insured? 

It is crucial to understand that different types of construction require additional licenses when seeking a contractor for the first time. For instance, a residential contractor license is mandatory if you want someone to quote you for your home job. Similarly, a commercial permit is essential if you own a business or retail space. Additionally, it is imperative to ensure that the contractor is bonded and insured to safeguard your interests if you need to file a claim.

  1. Can You Walk Me Through Your Process? 

It would be best to demand a clear and detailed explanation of the contractor’s process. Feel free to ask for pre-construction planning steps and their post-construction follow-up procedures. A competent contractor should be able to provide you with all the necessary information.

  1. Can I See Some References?

Don’t rely solely on advertisements and online reviews when hiring a home contractor. Instead, look for a contractor with a proven record of happy clients. A word-of-mouth recommendation from satisfied customers is a surefire sign that you can trust the contractor’s work.

  1. Can I Look at Your Portfolio?

When hiring a contractor, it’s essential to review their previous work. Look for projects similar to what you want, but don’t rule out someone with experience in a different style.

  1. What If I’m Not Satisfied?

Knowing the procedure for managing mistakes or subpar work is crucial, even though it may be a challenging topic to discuss.

The Advantage of SantangeloWe want you to feel good about choosing us from the earliest stages to the last look around your house when we’re done. We are always available to answer questions like these to put your mind at ease and showcase our work to others, making us a reputable choice in the state. Let’s start your project with a phone call to our Santangelo Construction team at (561) 301-3954.

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