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How to Get the Best Work From Your Contractor

How to Get the Best Work From Your Contractor

Home improvement projects can turn dreams into reality. But, while the excitement of seeing your home transform before your eyes with, for example, replacement windows is great, you may have to be careful when selecting contractors to do the job. In this post, Orion Home Improvements shares how you can ensure the best work from them.

How to Get the Best Work From Your Contractor

Have a Project Plan Guide

Tell your contractor to keep a project plan journal. This would serve as a guide and also ensure that you’ve got everything written on paper in case of a mishap. Have a copy of all receipts, talk about the project via email to ensure secure transactions, and always get the progress on your home improvement project written down.

Track Down Budget Changes

The budget is the most vital part in making any home improvement project work. Small to drastic changes may occur that cause imbalances to the financial plan you’ve laid out. When doing something like getting a new deck for your home, you can minimize budget disruption by keeping a close eye on your expenses and taking note of any changes. An honest deck builder will be very glad to help with this.

Avoid Placeholder Allowances 

Placeholder allowances will equate to an estimate that your contractor will put down in your budget if you haven’t decided on the materials you want. However, there are instances where the placeholder allowances will be lower than what’s actually needed. This will lead to you spending more money than you originally intended. Remedy this by doing your research and presenting the materials you want ahead of time. You should also communicate with your contractor about recommendations.

Orion Home Improvements is the company to trust when it comes to the best window, siding and deck results. Call us at (571) 364-6399 today, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Springfield and Fairfax, VA.