There are many benefits to adding a sunroom to your home. You get added square footage and a space where you can enjoy the sun. If you are looking to install a sunroom, you will need to find a contractor to build this extension of your home. However, you may now know what questions to ask as you go about hiring one. Here are a few key questions to ask before you hire a contractor for sunroom installation services.
Will You Allow Me to Talk to Past Clients?
When you are looking to hire a contractor for sunroom installation, you will always want to view the contractor's portfolio or pictures of their completed work. However, in addition to this, you will want to ask to talk to past clients. A picture will give you a good idea as to their style of design. But talking to the client will reveal what the contractor was like to work with and if there have been any issues with the work they have completed. As such, you want to ask a contractor for a few references that they have completed work for. If possible, look for both recent clients and clients who have worked completed a few years ago to ensure the sunroom is holding up with no problems.
Are You Certified to Do Electrical Wiring?
Another important question to ask if whether a sunroom installer is certified and licensed to do electrical wiring. You will likely want electricity in the space, including lighting and electrical outlets. However, many installers are not electricians. As such, they do not have the certification needed to do electrical work. If you only want to work with one contractor on the project, you will need to find one that is certified to do electrical work. Otherwise, ensure the contractor will bring in a licensed electrician for the spaces electrical needs.
Do You Use Subcontractors?
The last question you want to ask the contractor before hiring them to complete your sunroom is whether they use subcontractors. Some contractors will take on a job and then subcontract out the work. Other contractors will do the work themselves. You want to know who is working in your home, so this is an important question to ask. If they do subcontract out the work, ask to meet the contractors you will be working with and ensure they are insured just like you would any other contractor.
Deciding who to hire to complete your sunroom project is a big decision. While you likely know to ask a contractor if they are licensed and insured and to get an estimate, you may overlook many of these questions. Asking them will help you find the right contractor for your job.Share