Orange Beach, AL (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
Today, Phillip Vlahos Homes, a remodeling contractor serving the Orange Beach region, announced their recommendations for how homeowners can protect themselves while hiring a contractor. Almost every homeowner will need to hire a contractor at some point in their lives, whether it’s adding a room for a growing family, remodeling a dilapidated kitchen, or simply getting new storm windows. A house is most likely a person’s most valuable asset, so homeowners would be wise to take certain precautions when hiring a contractor.
According to Vlahos, someone soliciting door-to-door who just happens to have materials left over from a previous job and can offer you a fabulous discount. He additionally points out that contractors who only only accept cash or attempt to pressure a homeowner into making an immediate decision should be viewed critically. Finally, if a contractor asks a homeowner to get permits for building projects, it may mean the contractor is not licensed.
Vlahos recommends the following steps for homeowners to safeguard themselves when working with a new contractor:
1. Get referrals from friends, relatives, and/or coworkers. Ask if they were satisfied with the project, if it was completed on time, if the contractor kept them informed, and if there were any problems.
2. Make sure the contractor is licensed and registered in the state.
3. Get a written contract. The agreement should include contact information, a detailed description of work to be done and a list of materials, estimate of total costs, a payment schedule, an estimated start and completion date, and any promised guarantees or warranties.
Phillip Vlahos Homes treats each house as if it was their own, is determined to please their customers at any cost, and takes pride in their honest business ethics and quality of work. To learn more about their stellar company and see samples of their work, please visit their website at http://www.phillipvhomes.com.
About Phillip Vlahos Homes
Phillip Vlahos Homes is based in Orange Beach, Alabama and specializes in new construction, remodeling, marine construction, outdoor living, and home maintenance. The company’s quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and superb customer service has quickly earned an impeccable reputation for the business.