If you are planning to renovate your home, you will need the help of a qualified home improvement company. Just like with any other job, not every home improvement professional is equally skilled or equally honest, which means you should always take the time to research your candidates and make sure that you are in good hands. Our team here at Foster’s Home Repair/Seamless Gutters, LLC has extensive experience in this industry, and we want to help you choose the right people for the job. In this article, we’ll go over three red flags that you should watch out for when shopping for home improvement companies.
- Refusal to Provide Documentation- One clear sign that you shouldn’t hire a home improvement team is a refusal to provide the right documentation–namely, if the team won’t show you their trade license or proof of insurance, you should move on. Reputable home improvement companies will always have this documentation ready to go.
- Suspiciously Low Estimate- Another tactic that unscrupulous home improvement companies have been known to take is undercutting the competition in pricing. If one of the estimates you get is noticeably lower than the rest, chances are that the company quoting this price is not one that you can trust to do the job right. Quality work takes time and experience, and the price will reflect that.
- Nothing in Writing- A third red flag to watch out for when choosing a home improvement company is a reluctance to put anything in writing. If a company representative won’t provide a written contract or estimate, or if they provide one that leaves a lot of details out, then you are better off going with a company that will spell everything out explicitly and honestly.