Questions To Ask When Working With a Chicago Contractor

Richard Rampton

Here at Sunburst we’re a lot of things: Chicago shutter installers, interior design professionals, and more. But when it comes down to it, you can just call us Chicago contractors.

There are tons of contractors in Chicago, and it might be difficult to choose the right one. Whether you’re planning a kitchen remodel, new flooring, or new window treatments – picking the right team is crucial. Here are a few questions to ask the next time you’re looking for a Chicago contractor for your home improvement project.

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Ask About Their Credentials

No matter the scale of your project, you should be able to trust your contractor completely. You can build that trust by checking out their credentials. Ask to see proof of any certifications and certificate of insurance – any home service professional worth the money will be happy to do so.

Also check out their reputation. See what past customers have said about the contractor from multiple sources:

  • HomeAdvisor

  • Angie’s List

  • Houzz

  • Facebook

  • Google Business

  • Better Business Bureau

  • Yelp

Be careful not to make the mistake of only relying on online reviews. They’re just one part of the puzzle that you can research when planning your project.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No contractor knows your house better than you, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have about your project with any potential home service provider. Are you concerned about how the new flooring you want might not work with your subfloor, or wondering if your new wood shutters are a better choice than wood blinds?

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Be sure to speak up and get the answers that are important to you!

Find Out About Install Day

Depending on how big your project is, installation day can be a long, exhausting process, or it could be a cinch. No matter what, it’s important to get the details for installation day. Here are a few to get you started.

  • About how long will the full job take?

  • How many installers might be coming into 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 have to arrange for kids or pets to be out of the house during the installation?

Find Out Your Payment Options

You might not need to wait and save for months to schedule your home improvement project. Lots of Chicago contractors and home service providers can let you pay in installments.

Sunburst Shutters Chicago currently offers special financing on all your window treatment projects. With attractive interest rates, we can get you the best repayment option for your budget.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions for our team of window treatment professionals and installers, we’re more than happy to answer them. Give us a call at 847-250-6544 or complete the contact form below to get your questions answered.