9 Questions to ask before hiring a home remodeling company

Monday, August 9th, 2021 by Team Arrow

Deciding to remodel your home is a big decision and not one to be taken lightly. After all, your home is at stake and of course, you want it to be just perfect.

It’s not just your home you’ll be giving them access to, but you’ll also be making an investment, so it’s gotta be just right.

So before you dive in and choose the first home remodeling company you come across, we’ve come up with questions to ask before deciding to hire them. But first, let’s take a look at the benefits of remodeling your home.

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Why remodel your home?

Even if you’re not about to sell your home right away, remodeling is a long-term investment that will increase its value. But that’s not all, since these types of improvements can also save you money by improving your home’s efficiency and therefore lowering energy bills.

But it’s not all about the extra dollars in your pocket (although they certainly help!), as choosing to remodel your home can increase livability and comfort. For example, a well-designed bathroom remodel can help create a refuge for relaxation and privacy. While kitchen remodels can make entertaining guests and crucial family time a lot easier - and fun.

Now that we’ve touched upon why you may decide to remodel your home, let’s talk about what to ask before hiring a home remodeling company.



01. Time in business

Knowing how long a remodeling company has been in business will give you an insight into their experience. You don’t want any old remodeling company managing your project. 

A team of home remodelers should not just be competent in their craft, they should be experts in it.

Here at Arrow Renovation, we have 15+ years of experience in the renovation industry, helping customers choose proven roofing, siding, and window products for their homes.


02. Organizations

It’s super important to know plenty of information about your chosen home remodeling company. This includes whether they belong to any professional organizations, associations, and even awards.

Don’t be afraid to ask or look them up online to find out how they are regulated.


03. Licenses and insurance

These are incredibly important for any home remodeling company. Since you could be investing quite a bit of money into your property, you need to rest assured that your chosen company is licensed and insured.

While it’s pretty unlikely, just imagine if your home were to get ruined by fire or water damage - or even your neighbor’s. 

As a homeowner, you’ll be protected if anything were to go wrong.


04. Previous work

In order to gain a greater understanding of the remodeling company’s work, ask to see previous projects and don’t be afraid to ask for references.

Whether their work is squeaky clean or not up to your standard, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect and whether to seek help elsewhere. The proof is in the pudding! Check out their previous work to see what they’re great at.


05. Completion time

There’s nothing worse than hopeful expectations. If a home remodeling company tells you that they can complete your remodel at lightning speed, the chances are, it won’t be up to scratch. But at the same time, you don’t want a project to roll on for months on end, either.

Try to be realistic with your own expectations as to how long your remodel will take. Once you’ve seen their previous work and understand how their remodels work, you’ll be in a much better position to make a decision.


06. Checking progress

Knowing who is in charge of your project is key to everything running smoothly. If a problem does arise, you’ll know exactly who to go to, or who you will hear from first - instead of being passed from pillar to post.

Start off by asking how often they will be stopping by to check on your home remodel, so you can be kept in the loop at all times.


07. Payment schedule

It’s incredibly important to discuss payment terms before a remodeling project begins. You should also be aware of exactly how much is due and when. Start off by discussing your budget and cost of your remodel overall, so you can ensure everything stays on budget and be fully aware as to when payments are needed.


08. Dedicated team

Your home is your sanctuary, so don’t be afraid to ask if the same team will be working on your property each day. This way you’ll know exactly how many team members to expect, and start to see some familiar faces each time!


09. Protecting your home

This is an incredibly important question to ask any home remodeling company. Knowing that they will take reasonable measures to protect your home will give you the peace of mind that you’re in safe hands.


Ready to remodel your home?

We’re ready to answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease before starting a home remodeling project with us. Rest assured, we have over 15 years of experience in the renovation industry, delivering the best service possible to all of our customers.

Ready to find out more? Whether you’re ready to get started or have a few questions first, we’re proud to offer home remodeling services in Leawood, Prairie Village, Lansing, Olathe, Less Summit, Shawnee, Overland Park, Raymore, Kansas City, Lenexa, and the nearby areas. Simply drop us a call at 1-913-703-3000 or contact us online to get started.

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