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What To Look For In A Quality Remodeling Contractor

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When it comes to choosing a quality remodeling contractor, for home remodels – take no chances! You may have an idea to renovate your home and a vision on how perfect you want it to look. Or maybe you have just bought your first home and it’s in need of some serious updating. Whether you’re remodeling your current home or renovating a new one, you want it done right and to look the way you envisioned it. Enter TBrothers Renovations – the best kitchen and bathroom remodeling contractor for your home in Buffalo, NY and Western NY surrounding areas. Our service areas include: Amherst, Williamsville, Clarence, Kenmore, Tonawanda, Grand Island, Lancaster, Depew, Cheektowaga, West Seneca, Akron, Elma, Wheatfield, Lockport, Lewiston, and Niagara Falls.

Renovation Statistics

Analysis of census data has shown that 37% of homeowners DIY (do-it-yourself) their home renovation projects while 63% hire a remodeling contractor professional for the job. Even now during COVID, about 50% of people doing home renovations are still hiring professionals and allowing them into their homes. 

If you are in need of home remodels or renovations and are looking to hire a contractor, do you know what to look for when choosing one? Review our tips on what to look for when choosing a quality renovation contractor and how our company, TBrothers Renovations, can help you with your home renovation project. 

Home Remodels-Referrals & Research

The first thing to do is research “home remodeling near me” to find contractors in your area. Ask your friends and family if they have any recommendations. In the days of social media, all you have to do is post a status asking for remodeling contractors (you can even add your location to get better results) and let the comments roll in.

Learn more about selecting a quality remodeling contractor here.

Credentials & Insurance for Home Remodels

It is important that your contractor has insurance and the proper credentials. When you are researching the different businesses look to see if they have certifications, licenses or memberships to different groups designated by their trade. It is vital to make sure they are insured. If you can’t find it on their website, make sure to ask before moving them forward on your potential contractor list. 

The Process of Choosing a Remodeling Contractor

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As you progress in your search, look for their process on renovations/ remodeling on their website, or ask about their process and what they do through their business and what they subcontract out. Ask if they take on more projects at once and if they will be able to work with your schedule and time. If they are seasoned professionals, they should be able to (within reason) breakdown their reno process to potential clients.

Interviews & References

It is important to interview your contractors before you choose one. This might seem tedious but, your remodeling project is going to take time, and you want it done right and to your satisfaction. When interviewing them, ask about how they will handle your project as best they can and the timeline in which they believe they can turn it around. There is a chance your project will take longer than expected due to unforeseen circumstances. 

References for similar projects are also great to ask for when interviewing a potential contractor. Ask the contractor if they have references for work they’ve done within the realm of your project. 

Contracts & Permits

Once you’ve chosen your remodeling contractor you will set up a detailed contract that lays out the cost of labor and materials and the labor costs. It will also detail the work being done and subcontractors being used (if any). It should have a project timeline and permissible work times. The contract should also include where the contractors should park and even which bathroom they should use if necessary. You will be able to add addendums during the project, but you and your contractor should come up with a detailed contract before the work gets started so no surprises pop up that could delay the work. 

Most remodeling projects will also require permits from your city or township. Your contractor should be able to apply or assist you in applying for these permits. Make sure you apply for these permits as soon as you discuss your project with your contractor. You don’t want your remodel to be held up because there are issues with the permit being approved. 

Work with T Brothers Renovations

TBrothers Renovations has been completing Buffalo, NY home renovations since 2015. We pride ourselves on the passion we have for this craft as well as the high quality craftsmanship that we put forth on each project. We have a team dedicated to the project and ensure they pay close attention to every detail, no matter how small. If you are in the Buffalo area and are in need of a renovation remodeling contractor for your project, contact us! We are ready to help you get the job done – the right way, the first time! 

Visit our website to set up a consultation or call us today to speak to a member of our team. 

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Service Areas: All Western New York, including Buffalo, Amherst, Williamsville, Clarence, Kenmore, Tonawanda, Grand Island, Lancaster, Depew, Cheektowaga, West Seneca, Akron, Elma, Wheatfield, Lockport, Lewiston, and Niagara Falls.

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