About this pro
- 155 Messinger Street, Canton, MA 02021
|Business Categories||Additions and Remodels in Canton, MA|
- Additions and Remodels
- Water or Pest Damage
- Basement Waterproofing
- Room Additions
- Additions and Remodeling
- Basement Remodeling
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wed 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 6PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 8AM - 6PM
Best Questions to Ask a Remodeler Contractor
Are you insured and/or bonded for Additions and Remodels?
You'll certainly want to ask them this. Steer clear of any company that is not insured in Massachusetts, because that means that any incidental damage they may do on your property will be a real hassle to recover compensation for. It is never wise to work with uninsured tradesmen of any kind. Most states also require that someone have insurance in order to be issued a trade license. If they say they're licensed but not insured, they're being less than truthful.
How much do I have to give as a deposit?
Some companies may require a 10% deposit, some may not require any. For larger projects, you'll almost always need to give a deposit, and it's good to ask how much the deposit will be before going forward with a project. The Canton contractor will know how much they need for a deposit when they've given you the estimate, so ask early.
How long have you been in Additions and Remodels business for/How long have been serving the Canton area?
You'll always want to ask how long the company has been in business in Canton. While this isn't a guarantee that the company will do good work, companies with longevity on their side must be doing something right. That being said, there are newer companies that do great work. If the company is under three years old, ask where the owner was employed before and for how long. If he/she has a long history of employment, it's reasonable to infer that he or she decided to go into business for themselves after so many years of experience.
Is your bill for Additions and Remodels in Canton an estimate or a final price?
This is very important, since an estimate is just that. Many contractors will submit a "paper estimate", meaning they've written the estimate down on paper. The bill is the true amount owed and will almost always say "Invoice" or "Bill" at the top of the page. The bill should also list the date it was issued, the due date of payment, and a list of services rendered.
Do you work with subcontractors?
The question is great for some industries and non-applicable for others. A general contractor, for example, will by definition employ subcontractors. Most Canton Additions and Remodels companies do not, but there are exceptions. You should always ask this question to your service providers. If they do use subcontractors, ask if they're all licensed and insured independently.