Tips for Hiring a Home Additions Contractor

Category: Home Additions
June 15, 2017

Has your home gotten a little bit too cozy? Is your kitchen not as functional as you’d like? Do you find yourself in need of another bedroom? Rather than packing your things and leaving the home you love, considering a home addition might be the best option for you.

Tips for Hiring a Home Additions Contractor

Home additions can add to your living space, and take away the stress of living in a home you’ve outgrown. Considering an addition can feel very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to if you know who to work with. Let’s look at some tips for selecting an additions contractor, so you’ll have a better idea of what to look for.

Licensing and Training Matter

When selecting a home additions contractor in Maryland it is important you look for someone with the proper licensing and training. Working with a reputable contractor can set your mind at ease and ensure they’ve put in the time and training necessary to do a good job. Likewise, with a home addition, you’ll need building permits and you’ll need to make sure the addition is up to code. A licensed and trained contractor will know all the rules and regulations in regards to building codes, permits, etc. Making sure you partner with a contractor who is licensed and insured can save you headaches come inspection time.

Experience Matters

Similar to training and licensing, experience matters. Maryland home additions contractors with years of experience can work quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality. Likewise they can give you accurate time estimates, cost estimates, and promise you quality work. When you are adding an addition onto your home, rather than just renovating an existing space, working with a contractor with experience specifically in additions is essential. Adding onto a home is more complex than simply renovating a room inside it, so for the safety and structure of your home, make sure you are working with someone specifically experienced in additions.

Reviews Matter

And finally, reviews matter—a lot. Before hiring a contractor ask them for customer reviews or references. If they have a website, take some time to read through the testimonials. Likewise, ask them if they’ve had repeat customers. Do customers refer them? All of these things can give you a testament to the quality of their work.

If you are starting to feel like a home addition may be the best option for your family, our team at Clockwork Builders would love to meet with you! We’ve been making our customers happy for twenty years and are proud to say many of them come back to us time and time again. Our team will work closely with you to determine what your best options are for your home. If you are ready to start talking about the future of your home, give us a call today!

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