Before you jump into any home additions or extensions, it’s important you get some quotes from different contractors so you can weigh your options. There’s a lot that can potentially go wrong when it comes to adding on to a home, but there’s also a lot that can go right. When you hire the right contractor for the job, you can relax knowing the job will get done correctly. The following are some steps to take in order to collect some quotes and make a decision.

Collecting Recommendations

There are plenty of places to get recommendations. Ask your friends, flip through a magazine, jump online or browse the yellow pages. After you have a list of recommended contractors, go to their websites and read their reviews. Find out what past customers liked about them and what they didn’t like. See if any of those likes or dislikes are in line with what you are looking for in a contractor.

Checking Authenticity

Whether you’ve narrowed the list down or not, check to ensure every contractor you’re considering is authentic. Make sure they have the proper licenses and qualifications to do the type of work you need to have done. Prestigious accreditations are a bonus and often show the quality of the company. You may want to also conduct a background check.

Scheduling a Quote

Again, you may or may not have narrowed down your options at this point, but it’s time to make some phone calls. Speak with a representative from each company to request and schedule a quote. This is a great time to ask any questions relating to permits, guarantees, budgets, experience, etc.

Analyzing the Quotes

After your scheduled quotes have taken place, you can sit down on your own and go over all the information. With quotes in hand you can compare contractors to whittle them down to a couple favorites. When you have gone through all the pros and cons of each, you’ll end up with a preferred professional.

Contacting the Professionals

Now it’s time to contact the professional who will complete your home additions. It’s an exciting time and when it’s all finished, you’ll be glad you took the time to find the right contractor.