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Must-Ask Questions When Working With a Chicago Contractor

May 29, 2018

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 may 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.

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 contractor worth the money won’t hesitate to show them.

Also be sure to look at some reviews. 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 thing to consider when planning your project.

Ask Questions About Your Specific Project

No contractor knows your house better than you, so don’t be afraid to voice any questions or concerns 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 pertinent 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. Many Chicago contractors and home service providers offer payment options or financing assistance.

Any Questions?

If you have any other questions about window treatment installations or any of our products, we’re more than happy to answer them. Give us a call at 847-250-6544 or complete the contact form below to get a free in-home estimate.