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Questions To Ask When Hiring a Philadelphia Contractor

May 29, 2018

Here at Sunburst we’re many things: Philadelphia shutter installers, home design experts, and more. But basically, you could just call us Philadelphia contractors.

There are tons of contractors in Philadelphia, and it may be hard to choose the best one for you. Whether you’re planning a kitchen renovation, new floors, or new window treatments – doing business with the right team is crucial. These are some questions to ask the next time you’re looking for a Philadelphia contractor for your home improvement project.

Ask About Your Contractor’s Credentials

No matter the size of your next project, you should be able to put your trust in your contractor 100%. You can build that trust by checking out their credentials. Ask for proof of any certifications and certificate of insurance – any home service professional worth the money will be glad to oblige you.

Also check out 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

Be careful not to make the mistake of implicitly trusting online reviews. Reviews are just one part of the puzzle that you can research when planning your project.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No contractor knows your house better than you, so don’t hesitate to voice any questions or concerns you have about the job with your potential contractor. Are you concerned about how the new flooring you want might not work with your subfloor, or thinking about if your new wood shutters are a better idea than wood blinds?

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Remember to speak up and ask the questions that matter to your home!

Get the Details on Installation Day

Depending on how big your project is, installation day can be grueling and long, or it could be a walk in the park. For any size project, be sure to ask about the details for installation day. Start with some of these.

  • Roughly how long will the whole project take?

  • How many workers might be coming into my house?

  • Will I need to cover any furniture or anything else in the house?

  • How likely is there to be any dust or fumes 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 don’t always need to put your project on hold while you save up the money. Most Philadelphia contractors and home service providers will let you finance the work.

Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia is one of those contractors that offer financing. With attractive interest rates, we can find the best repayment option for your project and your budget.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions about home improvement projects in Philadelphia, we’ll be glad to help. Give us a call at 215-874-4897 or use the contact form below to get in touch and get the answers you need.