Questions To Ask When Working With a Philadelphia Contractor

Holly Perron

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

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

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Ask About Your Contractor’s Credentials

No matter the scale of your 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 contractor worth the money will be glad to oblige you.

Also be sure to look at some reviews. 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 thing to consider when looking at your options.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No contractor knows your house better than you, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions 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 choice than wood blinds?

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Be sure to speak up and ask the questions that matter to your project!

Ask About 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?

  • Will there be any dust or fumes during or after the installation?

  • How noisy will the installation be?

  • 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.

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.