From start to finish, a home remodeling project can be overwhelming – involving many layers of choices about products, designs, and budgets along the way. But finding the right residential contractor can help alleviate many of these challenges.
According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), word-of-mouth referrals are still the most common way for homeowners to find a remodeler. These referrals most often come from family members, personal acquaintances, colleagues, lenders, real estate agents, and local lumber yards and other material suppliers.
Regardless of the source, there are a number of ways to understand your options, foresee potential problems, and narrow down candidates. One of the most effective ways to narrow down candidates is getting as many bids as you can so that you can adequately compare cost with quality work. You don’t want to be tempted by a low-cost bid, but you also don’t want to assume that a high-cost bid guarantees great work. A variety of bids will allow you to better understand the value of each candidate, rather than just price.
Relatedly, the quality of the materials that a contractor chooses are of paramount importance to understand their value. After all, even the best contractors can only do so much with poorly performing products. And unfortunately, it’s you – not the contractor – who will pay down the road if those products don’t last.
Choose a residential contractor that works with products like Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding. Everlast® is unlike any other siding you’ve considered, and the moment you see it, you’ll know why. It will provide your home with superior strength, durability, and ease of installation without sacrificing performance or attractive curb appeal. And your contractor will love that it’s lightweight, easy to cut, and stackable for easy installation, yet strong and secure enough to withstand any environment.