Questions To Ask When Hiring a New York City Contractor05/29/2018Matt Thelander Our team here at Sunburst is a lot of things: New York City shutter installers, interior design pros, and more. But in the end, you could just call us New York City contractors. There are a lot of contractors in New York City, and it can be difficult to pick the best one for you. Whether you’re planning a kitchen remodel, new flooring, or new window treatments – choosing the right team is crucial. Below are some questions to ask the next time you’re looking for a New York City contractor for your home improvement project. Ask About Their Credentials Regardless of how big or small the job is, you should be able to trust your contractor with your home. You can build that trust by checking out their credentials. Ask to see copies of any certifications and insurance – any home service professional worth the money won’t hesitate to show them. Also take the time to check their reputation. Find out what past customers have said about the contractor from some of these sources: HomeAdvisor Angie’s List Houzz Facebook Google Business Better Business Bureau Yelp Be careful not to make the mistake of only relying on online reviews. Reviews are just one thing to consider when planning your project. Ask Questions Specific To Your Home No one knows your home better than you, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have about your project with your potential contractor. Are you worried about how the new carpet you want might not work with your subfloor, or wondering if your new wood shutters are a better idea than drapes? Be sure to speak up and get the answers that matter to your project! Find Out About Installation Day Depending on what your project is, installation day can be grueling and long, or it could be a cinch. No matter what, be sure to get the details for installation day. Start with some of these. About how long will the full job take? How many workers will be coming in and out of my house? Do I need to cover any furniture or make any other preparations? How likely is there to be any dust or fumes during or after the installation? What will the noise levels be like during the installation? Will I have to arrange for kids or pets to be out of the house during the installation? Find Out Your Payment Options You might not need to wait a long time to schedule your project in order to save up. Many New York City contractors and home service providers offer payment options or financing assistance. Any Questions? If you have any other questions about home improvement projects in New York City, we’ll be glad to help. Give us a call at 631-246-3930 or complete the contact form below to get your questions answered.