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Questions To Ask When Working With a Seattle Contractor

May 29, 2018

Here at Sunburst we’re a lot of things: Seattle shutter installers, interior fashion professionals, and more. But in the end, you could just call us Seattle contractors.

There are a lot of contractors in Seattle, and it may be tricky to pick the best one for you. Whether you’re looking for an entire kitchen renovation, new floors, or new window treatments – picking the right team is important. Below are some questions to ask the next time you’re looking for a Seattle contractor for your home improvement project.

Ask About Their Credentials

No matter the size of your next project, you should be able to put your trust in your contractor with your home. You can build that trust by checking out their credentials. Ask for copies of any certifications and certificate of insurance – any contractor worth the money won’t hesitate to show them.

Also take the time to check their reputation. Find out what other customers have said about their services from some of these sources:

  • HomeAdvisor

  • Angie’s List

  • Houzz

  • Facebook

  • Google Business

  • Better Business Bureau

  • Yelp

But don’t make the mistake of implicitly trusting online reviews. Reviews are just one thing to consider when choosing a contractor.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No one knows your home better than you, so don’t be afraid to voice any questions or concerns you have about the job with any potential contractor. Are you worried about how the new carpet you want might not work with your subfloor, or wondering if your new wood shutters are a better idea than wood blinds?

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Don’t hesitate to speak up and get the answers that are pertinent to you!

Ask About Installation Day

Depending on how big your project is, install can be a long, exhausting process, or it could be a walk in the park. Either way, be sure to ask about the details for installation day. Start with some of these.

  • About how long will the whole project take?

  • How many people might be coming into my house?

  • Do I need to move any furniture or anything else in the house?

  • How likely is there to be any fumes or dust during or after the installation?

  • What will the noise levels be like during the installation?

  • Will I need to remove children or pets from the house during the installation?

Ask About Your Payment Plans

You might not need to wait and save for months to schedule your home improvement project. Most Seattle contractors and home service providers can let you pay in installments.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions about home improvement projects in Seattle, we’ll be glad to help. Drop us a line at 360-464-2277 or use the contact form below to get in touch and get the answers you need.