The saying that “if you want something done right, do it yourself” doesn’t always ring true. While so many “do-it-yourselfers” are willing to endure the stress, frustration, long hours and hard work to get a home renovation project done, it’s not always the best choice. While these projects are made more DIY-friendly with how-to platforms like YouTube and Pinterest paired with easy-to-use and cost-effective products such as DOW GREAT STUFF™ Insulating Foam Sealants, some jobs can and should only be tackled by the pros.
Let’s say you’re looking to hire a contractor for a home renovation project – where do you even begin? Findings from a recent focus group study conducted by Dow discovered some of the key characteristics of a good professional contractor. I’ve also learned a thing or two from my experience working with contractors.
Here are six things to look for in
an effective contractor:
Your home is where your heart is, and you should treat it as such. While you might be able to complete some simple projects like basic air sealing, sometimes calling a professional will save time and possibly money – as doing something wrong can end up costing you more in the long run. Luckily, you are now prepared to begin your search in finding a qualified contractor. And, this important selection will give you confidence in knowing your next home improvement project will be a successful one!