When you are living in Vancouver Canada and have planned to build a new home, hiring a right contractor can be a bit challenging due to the excessive numbers of contractors in the market. A right remodeling contractor makes a major difference between your project being success or a nightmare.
Here our team of experts has compiled a list of questions you should ask in order to get the right remodeling contractor hired. Read them so that you ace the interview.

1. How many similar projects have you completed?
Asking these questions will let you know about the contractor’s history if they are eligible to handle your project or not. Knowing the number of similar projects they have completed in the past or are currently working on, it will be easier to make a decision. Remember, you should not be the first to hire any contractor. They must have proper knowledge and experience about the project.

2. What is your remodeling process and schedule?
Every company has its own remodeling process and it is very important to know about the company's working procedure you are going to work with. By knowing their remodeling process will ensure whether they are professional or not.
Additionally, ask them to give a daily schedule of work and how will they adhere to it throughout the Project. This will let you know how organized and dedicated the contractor is with the project he is working on.

3. Is your company licensed and insured?
It is the most important question to ask if their company is licensed or not, this will allow you to know whether you are going to work with a professional contractor or with someone who is doing remodeling on the side. Don’t forget to ask for documents because they will ultimately protect you against any mishap.
Also, make sure that the company is insured because in case of an uninsured contractor's injury on your property, you, being the client, could be financially responsible for the damages.

4. Will you offer a guarantee on your work?
Most of the contractors offer warranty on their services so it is important for you to know ahead of time what type of warranty is being given to you. Always ask for a copy of warranty you are being offered before starting the remodeling

5. Can you provide a list of references?
A credible contractor will never hesitate to provide you the list of references he has worked with in the past. Feedback from the people with the same projects will help you expect the level of service from the contractor. Plus, you will know how efficient the contractor is to handle your project.

6. Will you be using sub-contractors on this project?
Ask your remodeling contractor if he will be using sub-contractors for the project because most of the time contractors hire specialists as subcontractors like electricians , plumber, painters, and other specialists. Also ask their names and work timing so that you could interact with them when necessary.

7. Who is responsible for cleaning up?
It can be a hectic job to do on your own if the remodeling space is let uncleaned. Therefore, ask the contractor to clean up the site at the end of every working day.

8. Who are your main suppliers?
Never forget to ask about the main suppliers the contractor is purchasing the material from. This way you will know the reliability and quality of the material going to be used in your project.

9. How do you communicate with your clients?
Keeping a daily update of the project's progress is essential as it gives you an idea of how well the project is going. For that, ask for a plan to keep you in touch with the project through mobile, message, or email or any other means.

10. What is your payment schedule?
Before starting the project, ask the contractor what payment schedule and mode of payment they would like you to adopt. Also, make sure that the upfront the demand should not be more than 30% of the total cost of the project. Being a professional contractor they must have enough reserves to meet the expenses.

CBest Homes is a reliable, licensed, insured and experienced custom home construction and remodeling company in Vancouver Canada that has been helping hundreds of people make their dream houses built. If you want us to be your home construction contractors, contact us now.

Author's Bio: 

Neil Smith is an experienced graphic designer, currently living in Ottawa Canada, who tries to bring a range of art and design disciplines to every project he works on. He has a bachelor’s in fine arts degree in graphic design from Carleton University. He loves fusing smart concepts with creative, and standard-based designs.