5 Tips for Hiring a Good Contractor

Once you find that perfect slab of granite, you may think your countertop renovation troubles are officially over. But hire the wrong contractor, and you could find your counters improperly installed or damaged. Choosing the wrong contractor can cost you in both stress and fix-it costs. So how can you make sure you’ve found the right contractor for the job?

How to the Best Contractor for Granite Installation

  1. professional contractorsAsk around. When in doubt, phone a friend. Ask them to share the pros and cons of their bathroom or kitchen renovation, so you’ll have a better grasp of what to look for. If they were happy with their installation, ask for the contact information of the contractor they hired for the project.
  2. Talk to the pros. In many cases, your fabricators will carefully measure, cut, and install granite countertops themselves. If installation isn’t a service provided by your fabricator of choice, ask them to recommend a contractor. Fabricators typically have insider information about the best in the business, and they also have a vested interest in making your project a success.
  3. Look online. While you can’t trust every online review, Google, Yelp, and Facebook reviews are a good indicator of whether a contractor is hard working, honest, and affordable.
  4. Get several estimates. You wouldn’t buy a car after only test-driving one model. Narrow it down to a handful of contractors, then talk to each about the project parameters and timeline. Get a written estimate of the cost of installation, so you’re not surprised by additional charges down the road.
  5. Go with your gut. If you don’t like the contractor you’re working with, the project will become a major headache. Choose a contractor who’s upfront, friendly, and shares a vision for your remodel.

To learn more about installing granite countertops, call Williams Fabrication in Woodstock, GA.

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