Important Questions You Must Ask Calgary Fence Builders
When you are planning to build a home addition, such as a new deck or fence, you need to find one of the best Calgary fence builders for this important project. If it’s planned well and designed right, a home addition can improve your home’s value. But a poorly completed home addition will do exactly the opposite and may even scare away potential buyers.
Below are some of the important questions you must ask when interviewing potential contractors to ensure you are making the right choice.
Are you licensed, insured and bonded?
This is the first question you must ask a contractor before you hire them to work on your home. It may look like its given that every contractor must have a license and an insurance, but there many contractors who skim over this process in order to make quick money. Another thing to note here is that being licensed and insured doesn’t have anything to do with the quality you will receive. All it indicates is that the contractor received necessary education to perform the work.
How long have you been in this business?
When it comes to contractors, experience is much more important than education. Ask the contractor how long they have been in this industry and how long they’ve been building decks and fences. Look for someone who is passionate about their job.
How do you determine the cost?
Most Calgary fence builders provide free estimates these days, but not all of them have the same approach to make these calculations. Feel free to ask the builder what factors they consider when providing you an estimate. They are likely to say things such as project size, complexity, hours, the cost of materials, etc. Giving your home an extension is nothing like buying an extra room and attaching it to your property.
Do you have any recommendations?
If you are interviewing contractors, you’ve probably made up your mind that a home addition is what you want. You probably also have plenty of design ideas for your new space. That’s great, but your vision might not always be practical from the builder’s point of view. Ask the contractor what they think and maybe they will give you better ideas.
How are you going to make the deck/fence fit in?
It is important for a home addition to blend in with the rest of the property. There are many factors that play a crucial role in making the addition look like it’s always been a part of your home. Ask your builder about his strategy and how he will achieve an aesthetically pleasing result. You could also ask for references of completed deck/fence projects to get a better idea of their vision.
Gorilla Contracting Inc will gladly answer these and any other questions you may have. We provide deck and fence construction services. Contact our Calgary deck builders for a free quote.