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How to Choose a Home Remodeling Company

Consider these 5 factors before you hire a contractor for your project.

Get tips on how to choose a home remodeling company here.

Finding the right remodeling company is no small task. After all, you're inviting them into your home, trusting that they know what they're doing, and counting on their work to last for years. So how do you choose the best home remodeling company for your project? These tips should help. 

1. Make sure they're up-to-date on today's styles and products

A home remodeling company that stays on top of new developments in finishes, installation techniques, and technology can make all the difference in your finished project. Ask if they have experts on staff that can steer you toward the latest upgrades in function, flow, energy efficiency, and style so you can improve your day-to-day living and your home’s value. Make sure they are familiar with today's industry-leading products that are proven to last. Those like Renewal by Andersen® windows, ProVia® doors, AZEK decking, Owens Corning™ shingles and others can offer peace of mind for your investment.

2. Check online reviews

The best way to find out what a contractor is really like is to read reviews from people who have hired them before. Review sites like Google and Houzz allow customers to leave feedback about their experience with a particular contractor. Check these online sources to learn such information as the quality of the work, how tidy the contractors were, and how reliably they kept to their timeframe and budget throughout the project.  

3. See if they will handle permits and inspections

A legitimate contractor shouldn't burden you with managing the confusing permit and inspection process for your project. They should be knowledgeable about the projects that require permits and make sure that they complete the work according to inspection schedules and building codes. This question is important to ask before you choose a home remodeling company because it will alleviate a tremendous amount of stress for you.

4. Find out how clean they are

During a home remodeling project, you have enough going on without having to worry about stepping into piles of sawdust or kicking over a box of nails at the end of the day. Find out if your contractor values the tidiness of your home enough to take the time to keep your space clean throughout the renovation. 

5. Assess their ability to communicate

Communication is essential for any home remodeling project. Knowing where you stand during each phase of your project is crucial, as is making sure you're on the same page when it comes to your budget, timelines, and other expectations. You'll get a good idea of a remodeler's communication skills and policies when you're first getting estimates and ironing out plans. Pay attention to any red flags early! 

Factoring in each of these concerns early in your search will ensure that you’re far more likely to choose a home remodeling company that’s right for the job. To talk our experienced team about our way of business – and our ability to bring our dreams to life – visit our Waunakee showroom or call 608.709.7517 today.

Check out our home remodeling case studies to learn how we helped Madison-area homeowners find solutions for their project challenges here.