Now more than ever, it is important to choose a professional, trusted remodeler.
Your home is probably your most valuable possession and you want to take good care of it. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, improve your outdoor space or add on to your home, Clason Remodeling is ready to help!
Here are 8 tips for making sure you pick the right remodeling partner.
- History – A long history is not a guarantee of quality, but remodelers with a long record of success are more likely to deliver quality work and customer service. Clason Remodeling has been serving the New Hampshire Lakes Region for more than a decade. Owner Kurt Clason, joined by his son Dylan, represent the third and fourth generation of woodworkers in the family.
- Ask about insurance – Clason Remodeling is a fully insured local remodeler and builder. An insured contractor is going to protect you in case an accident occurs on the jobsite.
- Look for association membership and awards – The best remodelers uphold the highest standards of professionalism. Clason Remodeling is a proud member of our local, state and national home builders associations. Kurt Clason has served as a board member and officer in those groups as well, and he is currently the Second Vice Chair of the NAHB Remodelers. Our team has also pursued continued education from our trade associations, and have achieved certification as Certified Graduate Remodelers, Certified Aging in Place Specialists and Certified Green Professionals. We build to the highest standards and have been recognized multiple times with awards from those associations.
- Ask for references – Most good remodelers generate the majority of their business from repeat and referral business. One of the best places to start when looking is to ask your friends and family about their experiences. Once you are considering a remodeler, ask for references from past customers. Any remodeler who can’t give you names and testimonials from previous clients is one you want to avoid.
- Check for reviews and violations – Check with your local consumer affairs office and Better Business Bureau to see if there are complaints against the remodeler, and how they responded to them. Check out online reviews as well.
- Be cautious of low bids or deals – If a remodeler is coming in with numbers well below those provided by others, there’s probably a reason for that. For example, is the project scope the same? Are they using inferior materials?
- Sign a contract – Be wary of any remodeler that doesn’t have you sign a contract. It protects you as well as the remodeler. It should clearly lay out the scope of the project, how it will be constructed and clarify how problems will be resolved.
- Avoid large payments up front – It is quite normal to have a remodeler ask for a deposit before the project starts, but most will not ask for complete payment for a project before they start working. Make sure the contract clearly details the payment schedule and what work is expected at each stage.
Ready to start talking about your next remodel? Clason Remodeling is here to guide you through your next home project. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs!