8 Questions to Ask Your Drywall Contractor
Say you’re taking on a drywall project. It may be small, like fixing drywall in a basement, or a larger project such as installing drywall throughout a new home or office construction. Regardless of the size of the project, you need to be sure you are hiring the right company for the job. Here are eight questions you should ask your drywall professional before signing on the dotted line.
1. Do You Have Financing Available?
When you’re choosing the best drywall contractor for your project, remove the fear of having to pay upfront by inquiring about financing options or payment plans. Make sure you understand your credit history before applying, however; every inquiry is a “ding” on your credit score and you should be relatively certain you’ll qualify for financing before the lender pulls your report to avoid artificially lowering your scores.
2. Can You Show Proof of Your Licensing and Insurance?
It’s important to see proof of your drywall contractor’s insurance. It covers not only your property, but also the company against loss, damages, and injury to the crew completing your project. Licensing is another important aspect when considering a drywall contractor, as many home improvement projects in Maryland require contractors to hold a license. If permits are necessary, find out if the contractor will acquire them on your behalf.
3. Can You Provide Testimonials, References, and Past Project Photos?
Anyone can say they are excellent with drywall installation projects, but ask to see completed projects (before and after) so you can properly assess their workmanship. Don’t be afraid to reach out to those who have provided testimonials and references.
4. How Long Have You Been Providing Drywall Services?
Experience matters. Ask the contractor how long they’ve been in business, and how much experience they have with completing projects similar to yours. Not all drywall projects are alike, and you need to make sure your contractor has the right experience in your project’s unique needs.
5. Will Subcontractors be Involved in My Project?
Find out specifics of the teams involved in your drywall project. If subcontractors will be a part of the completion, are they covered under the company’s insurance? How are they vetted?
6. Who Will be My Primary Point of Contact?
Your drywall contractor should provide a single point of contact throughout the entire project. This means one person to handle everything from scheduling to supply purchases. This person will be your contact if you have concerns, complaints, or questions about the project, so make sure they’re a “fit” for you.
7. Do You have Warranties and Satisfaction Guarantees?
Sometimes, unintended things happen during your project. If you’re not satisfied with the work or there’s a problem with the materials used, what’s your recourse? What is covered under the warranty, and how long does it last? Make sure to hire a professional company who will be available…even after the project is done.
8. Can You Show me the Timeline and Detailed Budget for My Project?
A professional drywall installer will be able to break down the timeline and the budget allowance into line items so you can clearly see the stages of the project and what your money is being spent on. Avoid vague timelines and an estimated “lump” budget rather than specific timeframes and specific budgetary allowances for each stage.
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With over a decade of experience providing reliable drywall installation and repair services, Robey Drywall is your reliable choice for quality drywall projects throughout Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Contact us today to get started on your project.