Questions To Ask When Hiring a Boston Contractor

Holly Perron

Our team here at Sunburst is a lot of things: Boston shutter installers, home design pros, and more. But basically, you can just call us Boston contractors.

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

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Ask About Your Contractor’s Credentials

Regardless of the size of your next project, you need to be able to trust your contractor 100%. You can build that trust by making sure their credentials check out. Ask to see copies of any certifications and certificate of insurance – any home service provider worth the money will be happy to do so.

Also check out their reputation. Find out 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 looking at your options.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

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

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Remember to speak up and ask the questions that are pertinent to you!

Find Out About Installation Day

Depending on what your project is, installation day can be a long, exhausting process, or it could be a snap. No matter what, you should ask about the details for installation day. Start with some of these.

  • About how long will the whole project take?

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

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

  • How likely is there to be any dust or fumes during or after the installation?

  • How much noise should I expect?

  • Will I need to remove children or pets from the house during the installation?

Find Out Your Payment Plans

You might not need to wait and save for months to schedule your home improvement project. Most Boston contractors and home service providers offer payment options or financing assistance.

Sunburst Shutters Boston currently offers special financing on all your window treatment projects. With attractive interest rates, we’ll help you figure out the best repayment option for you.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions about home improvement projects in Boston, we’re more than happy to answer them. Drop us a line at 781-352-2205 or complete the contact form below to get in touch and get the answers you need.