A general contractor can actively manage the process of your home remodel from start to finish. He or she makes sure that each phase, from planning to completion and cleanup, is completed in an efficient and timely manner. Here are five tips to help maintain a strong professional connection with your remodeling contractor.
1. Establish Good Communication
It is important to be clear about how you and the contractor will communicate with each other. Decide whether you want to touch base in person each day, via phone or via text or email. Ask for a daily progress report. This gives you the opportunity to raise questions and voice any concerns that you may have.
2. Keep a Project Journal
Keep a project notebook handy. You can use it to record notes during progress meetings, jot down things you want to ask your kitchen or bathroom remodeling contractor and note upcoming delivery dates. Keeping a notebook eliminates the frustration of having to hunt for project-related details when you need them immediately.
3. Check the Work
Be proactive about checking your contractor’s work. The best time to do this is when the construction crew has left for the day. This allows you to freely make notes in your journal and examine a detail that you forgot to ask about during your daily check-in with your contractor. You may also note quality issues, if there are any, such as a misaligned trim. After all, it is the satisfaction of the client that should be prioritized at all times.
JLR Home Renovations is a leading provider of high-quality home remodeling solutions in Pennsylvania. We work with clients in and around Elizabethtown, Hershey and Hummelstown, PA, offering basement remodeling, window replacement, siding installation and more. Call us at (717) 361-6175 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment.