[mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”64px”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h1″ size=”77″ font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]How To Hire
A Renovation Company[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#dfac2c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” txt_transform=”uppercase” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]the complete guide[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”48″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]There are some important things to look out for when hiring a renovation company.  Read our ultimate guide & save yourself some time and mistakes.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1254″ img_size=”500×759″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h3″ size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]In this guide you will learn:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

[/mk_custom_list][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”vetting” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”vetting”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]3 Key Questions to Ask Your Potential Renovation Contractor[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]That Will Help You Decide Whether to Hire Them or Not[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1531248436270{border-right-width: 5px !important;border-right-color: #2a8a9c !important;border-right-style: solid !important;}”][mk_fancy_title color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”right” responsive_align=”left”]01[/mk_fancy_title][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”8/12″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531248451655{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Do you have any referrals that I can talk to? Can I actually talk to any of the people who left you a Facebook or Google review?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/12″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1531248436270{border-right-width: 5px !important;border-right-color: #2a8a9c !important;border-right-style: solid !important;}”][mk_fancy_title color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”right” responsive_align=”left”]02[/mk_fancy_title][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”8/12″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531248709463{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]What happens if you go over the quoted budget?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/12″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1531248436270{border-right-width: 5px !important;border-right-color: #2a8a9c !important;border-right-style: solid !important;}”][mk_fancy_title color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”right” responsive_align=”left”]03[/mk_fancy_title][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”8/12″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1532377150268{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Can you show me documentation that proves that you have liability insurance, a business license, & WCB?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/12″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Do Your Homework[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]How long has the contractor been in business? What is their background and experience?
[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Find out how long:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • They have been in business.
  • They have been in their current office.
  • It typically takes to get a hold of them.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Once you’ve gotten a hold of them, find out if they have:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Liability
  • Property insurance
  • Workers compensation
  • Ask for proof of insurance and check if it’s up to date and will cover the dates of your renovation.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Check their website for testimonials and ask them for references, also…[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Ask about specific skill set:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • What is their work background?
  • What is their experience in the specific area of renovation?

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Ask the Contractor:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Do you have enough time to finish my project?”[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]It helps to know this[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Are they a little busy?
  • If not, why?

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]If they’re busy:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Do they have the time and resources to finish your renovation?
  • Is there adequate supervision?
  • Will they work from start to finish on your project?

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”talk” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”talk”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Communication[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Are you able to talk openly and honestly to the contractor? Do they have excellent communication skills?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Initial planning[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Number of decisions
  • Details that might get missed
  • Possible misunderstandings
  • Methods of communication
  • Commitment to open-dialogue from both parties

[/mk_custom_list][vc_empty_space][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]You’re job as the client[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Communication is a two-way street
  • Make yourself available to answer the contractor’s questions
  • Respond quickly to questions from the contractor
  • Make decisions in a timely manner

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Topics[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Material selections and decisions
  • Timing of decisions made
  • Pricing, initially and how changes of scope will be handled
  • Invoicing cycles and payment terms
  • Timelines and scheduling

[/mk_custom_list][vc_empty_space][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]If you don’t know, ask![/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • If you follow the first three points, this shouldn’t be a problem
  • Feel comfortable asking “dumb” questions
  • Don’t feel talked down to
  • Make sure the contractor is approachable

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“What if I can’t get a hold of my contractor?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535063786684{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]This is a major red flag. If you can’t get a hold of your contractor during the project, it is a sign that they are either too busy, overwhelmed or unreliable.

Vetting your contractor and asking for references is a good way to avoid this. Ask in advance for their contact information and precisely when they’ll return your phone call or text (it should never be longer than one business day).[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”licence” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”licence”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]License and Credentials[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Is the contractor properly licenced?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Licensing for trades[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Obtain a list of specific trades that will be operating on the site
  • Trade-specific licenses, such as those for electricians, plumbers or HVAC technicians, require much more specific knowledge and experience than basic contractor licenses.
  • Typically this is the contractor’s responsibility, but if you ask for this and they refuse, you might have a problem.
  • Red Seal – Common standards to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada. Not always a requirement, but useful to know.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Contractor business license[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • The lowest common denominator
  • Makes sure the contractor is licensed to run a business in your city
  • The lowest barrier to entry

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Does my contractor need a Red Seal?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1532377409834{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]It is recommended for a plumber or electrician to have a Red Seal.

What’s important is that the sub-trades that are doing the work have the proper certification. All major trades have a Red Seal component that you can ask your contractor about.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”work” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”work”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Contractors and Sub-trades[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Who is doing the actual work? Are they sufficient qualified?
[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]What trades will be doing the actual work on the project?
[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Find out what work is being done by what trade.
  • It is the contractor’s job to vet and make sure their sub-trades are professional, reliable and properly trained.
  • However, it’s okay to ask about their background and get a better idea of who is going to be in your home working.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Who is doing the work and when?[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • This will affect communication and
  • When will they be on the property
  • Are they trustworthy

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Are the sub-trades qualified?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535063887419{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]The whole point of hiring a reputable contractor is they, in turn, will employ reputable, qualified sub-trades to do the work.

If you’re concerned about the sub-trades experience level—ask! A good contractor will be able to communicate to you their team’s background, experience, and skill level.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”insurance” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”insurance”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Insurance[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Do they have general liability insurance? Are they registered with WorkSafe BC?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Protects you from liability in the event a worker is injured while working on your property. Check WorkSafe BC to see if they are covered.
  • Make sure your contractor has full liability coverage. You have the right to request all of this information.

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“How do I know if my contractor is insured?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531251341845{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Ask! A good contractor will be able to provide proof of insurance, no questions asked. Make sure you get this proof before you sign the contract and make sure the dates on the insurance align with the work scheduled at your home.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”code” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”code”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Building Code Requirements[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Is the contractor familiar with the local building code? Does he know if and when permits are needed?
[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Specific codes[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Familiar with your area and the specific codes related to homes in the area
  • This is important if they are new in town

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Permit requirements[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Familiar with your area and the local permits required.
  • This is especially important if they are new in town.

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Will the contractor need permits?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535063961770{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Homeowners are required to go to the city to receive a permit before contacting a renovation contractor.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”reviews” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”reviews”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]References[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Will the contractor provide you with a list of past clients and jobs completed?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Multiple references[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • A credible contractor will have no problem providing this.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Make sure it aligns with the work you’re doing.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Contact the clients that match your renovation.
  • Ask for references for kitchen renovations if you’re getting a kitchen renovation.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Call at least 3[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Ask for at least 3 and call all of them.
  • It will give you an idea of the credibility and trustworthiness of the contractor.

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Why should I ask for references?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535064068780{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]If you haven’t been referred to a contractor by a friend or relative, chances are you’ll need to ask for references. The main reason to ask for references is:

a) to find out if they’re legitimate and can actually do the work and,

b) to find out if they have excellent communication skills and you’ll be able to work together to complete the project.

Renovations can take up to 3 months to plan and execute, you’ll need to know if you can work with this person for a extended period of time without confusion or conflict getting in the way of a successful project.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”timelines” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”timelines”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Timelines, Deadlines and Schedules[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Will the contractors provide you with a detailed schedule from beginning to end of the project?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Decent timeline[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Ask them to be as specific as possible
  • Contingency if something goes wrong
  • Contact and supervision numbers of each trade

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]List of deadlines[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Outline task and completion milestones
  • Get the big picture of the sequence of events
  • Helps ensure the project is going to plan
  • Plan your life outside the renovation around this list

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Detailed daily schedule[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Get a daily schedule while the project is underway
  • Time of workers arriving
  • Time of material drop off

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Why do I need a schedule?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535064220928{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]There are two reasons for a schedule: convenience and accountability. Since you may live in the house during the project, you’ll to know the work schedule so you can plan your life around workers arriving and materials being dropped off. A schedule also helps you keep track of the project and will help ensure progress is being made to your satisfaction.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”material” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”material”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Material Purchases[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Who is purchasing materials for the project? You or the contractor?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Contractor discounts:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Most contractors get discounts on materials, find out if that savings is passed on to you.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Who is doing what?[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • You’re picking out the cabinets, but who is ordering it?
  • Is the division of labour fully defined before you start the work?

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Who makes the material purchases?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535065084159{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]This really depends. A contractor is going to have relationships with suppliers and will often get discounts not available to the general public.

You may want to have an active role in selecting and purchasing materials such as paint colour and appliances. Make sure you outline who is purchasing what while the contract is being written.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”expect” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”expect”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]The Unexpected[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Who is responsible for when/if something goes wrong?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Unexpected problems are common in renovations
  • Make sure there is a contingency plan
  • Who is responsible for what?

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]What happens if something goes wrong?[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535065147987{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]With home renovation projects (especially older homes) this is not a question of if, but rather when. Make sure the contractor has addressed this and ensure that they have a contingency plan in place if, for example, unexpected plumbing or electrical issues arise during the project. This is another example of the importance of communication. The contractor should be approachable and open communication should be available between the two of you.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”cleanup” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”cleanup”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Site Rules[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Will you provide a list of rule for the contractor and his crew to follow while on the job site?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Site Clean Up[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Make sure they clean up the site at the end of each day
  • Define “clean up” because some people have a different definition of this word.
  • Who is the site supervisor?
  • Make sure lunch garbage and cigarette butts are thrown away.

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Job sites are dirty[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Make sure you understand the work being done
  • It is dusty, mudding, wet, etc.
  • This will give you an idea of the level of cleanliness to expect

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Who is responsible for workplace safety?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535065201938{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Ultimately, you’re responsible for making sure the contractor has taken the appropriate safety precautions throughout the project. A great contractor will address these up front—if they don’t—make sure you ask!

Address site safety in the contract and ensure that the contractor has liability insurance and WorkSafe BC should anything happen on your property.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”crew” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”crew”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Crew[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]What are your expectations for the crew? What is their arrival time and is there someone in charge of them?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Work crew expectations:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Is the crew clean, reliable and safe?
  • Will they arrive on time and not leave early?
  • Will I feel comfortable having them in my home while my children are there or I’m away at work?

[/mk_custom_list][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”” margin_top=”32″ margin_bottom=”16″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Site Supervisor[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • If the contractor is not on-site at all times,
  • Is there a designated site supervisor or foreman
  • Do you have their contact information
  • Do they have the contractors confidence?

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Why are foremen important?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531252673699{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]General contractors will often have multiple jobs running at the same time. The on-site foreman is typically a trusted representative of the contractor and should be able to answer most of your questions with the full faith of his boss. The foreman should also be responsible for site safety and should remain on-site at all times. Contractors may have multiple foremen for each of their sub-trades.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”quotes” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”quotes”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Deposits[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]How much of a deposit is the contractor expecting?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • You should never pay the entire amount up front.
  • This varies with each individual company.
  • The standard is a 25% deposit.
  • Also common with larger projects are payments made in instalments after certain milestones are completed.

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Why pay a deposit in the first place?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535065323360{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]The deposit is an act of good faith to the contractor and shows you’re serious about the project. You should be wary of contractors that ask for more than 25%, especially if it starts getting up into the 40%-50% range. This could signal they have a cash flow problem which means they’re business might not be healthy, and you may wish to steer clear.[/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”warranties” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”warranties”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Warranties[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Does your contractor have one? What is their timeframe to fix deficiencies?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Just because the crew has left the jobsite, doesn’t always mean the job is finished.
  • Fixing deficiencies (nicks in the paint, scuffs on the walls from moving appliances, etc.) are a part of the renovation process.
  • Arrange with the contractor to have a checklist that you can sign-off on before the job is officially complete.
  • Allow for a realistic timeframe for the contractor to come and fix things you don’t feel are up to standard.
  • If you arrange this ahead of time it will reduce the chances of a dispute or “pressure to pay” from the contractor.

[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“How long should I expect a warranty to last?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1613668202119{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]A contractor that doesn’t provide a warranty is a major red flag – it means the contractor has no faith in their work.  A good warranty is a sign from the contractor that they believe in their service. [/vc_column_text][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://masterpainting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/divider-02-01.svg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”50″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”contracts” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”contracts”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”” font_weight=”bold” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Contracts[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]Will they provide you with a proper detailed contract?[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_list style=”mk-icon-circle” icon_color=”#2a8a9c” margin_bottom=”0″]

  • Having a written contract with your contractor is basic common sense.
  • It will protect you and the contract and act as a roadmap for the entire project.
  • A good contract should:

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  • Identify the agreement made between you and the contractor and,
  • Outline a detailed plan for the project.

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  • A reasonable contract should include:

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  • Detailed description of the work,
  • Who is responsible for purchasing the materials,
  • A payment schedule (exactly how much you will be charged and when),
  • A warranty (what is covered by the contractor and for how long),
  • Liability insurance confirmation,
  • Their business license number

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”64″ section_id=”incomplete” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_id=”incomplete”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_custom_box corner_radius=”5″ padding_vertical=”64″ padding_horizental=”64″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#f4f4f4″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ color=”#2a8a9c” size=”” font_weight=”bold” font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]“Why do I need a contract?”[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535065483351{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]First of all, a contract helps prove that your contractor is legitimate. If a contractor is unwilling to offer a contract, it is a major red flag. It is literally in their job title!

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