You know spring has arrived when the robins show up, flowers start blooming, and Framingham homeowners start having work done on their homes. Winter was tough this year, which means a lot of local homeowners will need home repairs, especially if their siding has been compromised or there’s other storm damage. At the same time, this is the season to begin new construction projects, including custom homes and additions. Demand for building contractors is high. If you want to be sure the best building contractor in Framingham is available to work on your home, you’ll want to begin that process now.
Choose a Design/Build Contractor to Save Time & Money
If you’re planning to have a new home built or want to have an addition or major renovations done to your home, be aware that you can save time and money by choosing a design/build contractor rather than having an architect create your plans and then finding a general contractor to build them. The design/build firm provides everything you need through a single point of contract, which eliminates time delays, miscommunication errors, and a great deal of expense.
When you’re searching for a building contractor to work on your home in Framingham, MA, ask candidates what other homes they’ve worked on in Framingham and the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a good idea to drive around and take a look at their work. Ask for references. A lot of times, people aren’t sure exactly how they’re supposed to check references. Basically, the process is to call the person, explain that you’d been given their name as a reference, and ask if they’d be willing to talk to you about their experiences working with the contractor. If they say yes, and it’s a convenient time for them, you’ll want to know if the contractor did what they said they were going to do, if the quality of the work was satisfying, and if they’d choose the same contractor again. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but be mindful of the other person’s time: most reference checks take ten minutes or less.