CLEVELAND - Feeling good about your hiring decision is an essential part of the home improvement process and that starts with hiring a reputable contractor.
It's not that hard to find great contractors, but it does require some advance work. That includes setting up appointments to interview prospective contractors. In addition to asking about the critical items like licensing and insurance, you also want to ask questions that inform you of the contractor's character.
If you know how to conduct the interview, you'll make the best choice. You want them to distinguish themselves from the competition.
It's always important to meet the contractor and even the crew face-to-face before the work starts. A contractor should come to your house for an estimate.
Prepare a list of questions to ask every contractor you interview. Be prepared to ask more questions specific to your project.
Angie's List Tips: Interviewing a contractor
While it's important to spend time talking about the job and the details, you also should invest some time in learning more about the contractor.