Questions To Ask When Hiring a Gainesville Contractor

Eric Ramsey

Our team here at Sunburst is many things: Gainesville shutter installers, home fashion pros, and more. But basically, you can just call us Gainesville contractors.

There’s no shortage of contractors in Gainesville, and it might be tricky to choose the right one. Whether you’re looking for an entire kitchen remodel, new flooring, or new window treatments – picking the right team is vital. Here are some questions to ask the next time you’re looking for a Gainesville contractor for your home improvement project.

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Check Your Contractor’s Credentials

No matter how big or small the job is, you need to be able to trust your contractor completely. 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 happy to do so.

Also be sure to look at some reviews. See what past customers have said about the contractor 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 only relying on online reviews. They’re just one part of the puzzle that you can research when looking at your options.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No contractor knows your house better than you, so don’t hesitate to voice any concerns you have about the job with your potential home service provider. Are you concerned about how the new tile you want might not work with your subfloor, or wondering if your new wood shutters are a better choice than drapes?

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Remember to speak up and ask the questions that are pertinent to you!

Ask About Installation Day

Depending on the scale of your project, install can be a long, exhausting process, or it could be a walk in the park. No matter what, be sure to get the details for installation day. Here are a few to get you started.

  • Roughly how long will the full job take?

  • How many workers will be coming into my house?

  • Will I need to move any furniture or make any other preparations?

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

  • How much noise should I expect?

  • Will my kids or pets need to be out of the house during the installation?

Ask About Your Payment Options

You might not have to put your project on hold while you save up the money. Many Gainesville contractors and home service providers can let you pay in installments.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions about window treatment installations or any of our products, we’ll be glad to help. Give us a call at 813-602-5966 or use the contact form below to get your questions answered.