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Must-Ask Questions When Hiring a Washington DC Contractor

May 29, 2018

Here at Sunburst we’re a lot of things: Washington DC shutter installers, interior design experts, and more. But basically, you can just call us Washington DC contractors.

There’s no shortage of contractors in Washington DC, and it can be difficult to pick the best one for you. Whether you’re looking for an entire kitchen remodel, new flooring, or new window treatments – picking the right team is essential. Below are a few questions to ask the next time you hire a Washington DC contractor for your next project.

Ask About Your Contractor’s Credentials

Regardless of the size of your next project, you need to be able to trust your contractor with your home. You can build that trust by making sure their credentials check out. Ask to see copies of their contracting license and insurance – any contractor worth the money won’t hesitate to show them.

Also take the time to check their reputation. See what past customers have said about the contractor from more than one of these sources:

  • HomeAdvisor

  • Angie’s List

  • Houzz

  • Facebook

  • Google Business

  • Better Business Bureau

  • Yelp

But don’t make the mistake of only relying on online reviews. Reviews are just one part of the puzzle that you can research when choosing a contractor.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No contractor knows your home better than you, so don’t hesitate to voice any questions or concerns you have about the job with any potential home service provider. Are you concerned about how the new flooring you want might not work with your subfloor, or thinking about if your new wood shutters are a better idea than Roman shades?

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Don’t hesitate to speak up and ask the questions that are pertinent to you!

Get the Details on Install Day

Depending on the scale of your project, installation day can be a long, exhausting process, or it could be a walk in the park. No matter what, you should get the details for installation day. These are a few to get you started.

  • Roughly how long will the installation take?

  • How many installers will be coming in and out of my house?

  • Will I need to move any furniture or make any other preparations?

  • How likely is there to be any fumes or dust 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 Plans

You might not have to wait a long time to schedule your project in order to save up. Lots of Washington DC contractors and home service providers will let you finance the work.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions for our team of window treatment professionals and installers, we’ll be glad to help. Drop us a line at 240-339-2588 or complete the contact form below to get in touch and get the answers you need.