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Questions To Ask When Working With a New York Contractor

May 29, 2018

Our team here at Sunburst is a lot of things: New York shutter installers, interior design experts, and more. But in the end, you could just call us New York contractors.

There are a lot of contractors in New York, 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 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 completely. You can build that trust by checking out their credentials. Ask to see copies of any certifications and insurance – any contractor 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 looking at your options.

Ask Questions Specific To Your Home

No one knows your home better than you, so don’t be afraid to voice any questions or concerns 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 Roman shades?

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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, you should get the details for installation day. These are a few to get you started.

  • 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. Lots of New York contractors and home service providers can let you pay in installments.

Sunburst Shutters New York is one of those contractors that offer financing. With balanced interest rates, we’ll help you figure out the best repayment option for your budget.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions about home improvement projects in New York, we’ll be glad to help. Give us a call at 631-246-3930 or complete the contact form below to get a free in-home estimate.