Questions To Ask When Hiring a Houston Contractor

Cory Cryer

Here at Sunburst we’re many things: Houston shutter installers, interior fashion professionals, and more. But in the end, you can just call us Houston contractors.

There are tons of contractors in Houston, and it might be tricky to choose the right one. Whether you’re looking for an entire kitchen renovation, new floors, or new window treatments – working with the right team is vital. Here are some questions to ask the next time you hire a Houston contractor for your next project.

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Ask About Their Credentials

Regardless of the scale of your project, you need to be able to put your trust in your contractor with your home. Build that trust by checking out their credentials. Ask for proof of their contracting license and certificate of insurance – any home service provider worth the money won’t hesitate to show them.

Also be sure to look at some reviews. See what other customers have said about their services from more than one of these sources:

  • HomeAdvisor

  • Angie’s List

  • Houzz

  • Facebook

  • Google Business

  • Better Business Bureau

  • Yelp

Be careful not to make the mistake of implicitly trusting online reviews. Reviews are just one part of the puzzle that you can research when planning your project.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No one knows your home better than you, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have about your project with your potential contractor. Are you worried about how the new tile you want might not work with your subfloor, or thinking about if your new wood shutters are a better idea than drapes?

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Remember to speak up and ask the questions that matter to you!

Get the Details on Install Day

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

  • Roughly how long will the whole project take?

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

  • Will I need to cover any furniture or anything else in the house?

  • 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?

Ask About Your Payment Plans

You don’t always need to put your project on hold while you save up the money. Many Houston contractors and home service providers can let you pay in installments.

Sunburst Shutters Houston is one of those contractors that offer financing. With flexible interest rates, we can get you the best repayment option for you.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions about window treatment installations or any of our products, we’ll be glad to help. Drop us a line at 713-853-9629 or complete the contact form below to get your questions answered.