If you find yourself searching for a patio contractor with no luck or too many results, there are a few traits to look for in someone who will get the job done right.
Check reviews and portfolios.
Online review platforms such as Google Reviews, Angies List, Home Advisor, and Yelp are all good places to look. Be sure to check out the patio contractor’s reviews on multiple platforms; you’ll get the most information on customer feedback by checking out a few sources.
Take the time to browse through any photos and read as many reviews as you can. It’s also important to note that some sites may have “verified” or “unverified” reviews, with the verified ones being customers that for sure received services from the contractor or company they’re reviewing.
Portfolios are a big resource to understand the quality of work of your contractor. A good patio contractor will have a patio portfolio available for you to look through. You may even ask them questions about different projects, or ask them which projects were their favorite. A good contractor is passionate and caring about projects; they’ll be happy to answer any questions.
Don’t always go for the lowest bid.
It may be tempting, but do your research first. As a home or business owner, you should make yourself aware of the basic expenses your patio project will need. If the bid a patio contractor gives you seems too-good-to-be-true low, it just might be.
It’s best practice to get quotes from multiple contractors so you have a couple of numbers to compare. Remember that these are estimates; something may come up during the actual patio project that may increase cost.
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