A Few Important Things to Ask
There are many important questions in life, associated with different things that are important to you. Asking someone to marry you or be your partner comes to mind. Deciding what career path, you want to take is another key one. We could list these off forever, but the ones that we really want to focus on today are related to your dream home. You may think, doesn’t Valley Windows just focus on windows and doors (with the ultimate goal to offer you a better view)? Well, we fooled you a little bit. We DO do that, but we know that when we succeed in our role as your partner, it only helps elevate your home. So, we take great pride in sharing whatever knowledge we have about homes, especially if it successfully helps guide you through either the purchasing or renovating processes.
Homes can be confusing and you want to trust whomever you’re working with no questions asked. But that can’t always be the case, so you did the next best thing. You visited the Valley Windows site, where we’re consolidating some of the most important questions that you need to ask related to your home. Read on for more information:
1. Will you be doing the work yourself? Don’t feel bad about asking this. It’s more common than you may think to farm out work to subcontractors or freelance workers. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with this, but it’s not a surprise you want – especially if the contractor has sold you on his or her skillset.
2. Are you accredited for the work that you’re going to perform? This is a necessary question and they’re legally required to answer honestly. You don’t want someone in your home or around your business, who hasn’t completed the necessary steps to truly be an expert in their area. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t have a conversation with them and learn more about the work, but it also means that you might not be covered if they make mistakes or worse – hurt themselves, you or the property while on the job.
3. What is the bottom-line cost for the job that you’re performing, and how will we handle changes or surprises? Money is key anything related to your home, but it seems to be a contraband subject, no matter the level of familiarity and comfort with whomever you’re working with. We’re trying to change that stigma, and the first step is confidence in these conversations. What’s the worst thing that happens? That your contractor disagrees with the parameters that you set? If that’s the case, they’re not the company for you and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. There is always the possibility that there will be surprise costs later down the development line, but they shouldn’t shock you. Have the proper chats so that you can pad your budget and focus on the fun and exciting elements of any home purchase or renovation.
Reach out to the Valley Windows team with any questions. We hope to hear from you soon.