How to Choose a Contractor for a Bathroom Modification
The first step in undertaking any home renovation is to find a reliable and experienced contractor to help you successfully complete your project. If you are interested in installing a walk-in-tub in your bathroom, here are some helpful tips that will help you choose the right contractor.
Look for a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) in your area. These experts have been trained to help consumers plan for and implement aging in place projects. They will be able to provide you with valuable advice and connect you with the right resources.
If you are unable to locate a CAPS nearby, a little research will reveal which local contractors have the most experience with walk-in-tubs. Be sure read customer reviews to ensure that you are only dealing with the most reputable professionals.
It also helps to have a set budget in mind before you start talking to contractors. This will help you narrow down the choice of contractors based on their estimates. It's important to avoid hiring the first contractor you speak with. Instead, get quotes from several qualified professionals in your area to compare prices. Look for someone who offers a reasonable price, as well as, an acceptable time limit for completing the work and be sure to get the quote in writing so that you don’t encounter any surprises down the road.
Make sure any contractor you're considering is properly licensed and insured. Any reputable contractor will be more than happy to provide proof of their credentials. If there's any hesitation to share information, then they should be immediately crossed off your list of potential candidates.
If you aren’t sure where to start, a good way to find reliable contractors is to contact building supply stores. They will often let you know about professionals in the area who do a great deal of business through them. Word of mouth is also another good measuring stick. Ask friends, family and neighbors about contractors who have done work for them and whether they would recommend them.
It's important when you're considering a bathroom modification that you get not just a reliable and trustworthy contractor, but one with ample experience installing walk-in-tubs. Otherwise, you're taking the risk that the contractor's inexperience could cause problems. By doing some prep work, you can avoid delays and make sure that you are able to enjoy safe bathing as soon as possible.
AmeriGlide can help you pick the perfect walk in tub for your home, and our experts know just the information your contractor will need to complete the job. To learn more, call our experts today.