Contractors who bid low may end up costing more in the end due to delays and poor craftsmanship, so don’t let cost be the deciding factor.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Mild fall weather makes October and November a popular time for home renovations, especially in Texas. It’s important to remember to speak to a Texas home insurance agent any time home renovations are made. The expert insurance agents at Noltensmeyer Insurance Services LLC hope to be the chosen insurance agents for residents across the state of Texas.
In addition, the agency has compiled a useful list of tips to help Texas residents find qualified contractors for their fall home improvement projects:
- Don’t settle for the cheapest quote – Contractors who bid low may end up costing more in the end due to delays and poor craftsmanship, so don’t let cost be the deciding factor.
- Ask around – Friends and family could be the key to finding a qualified contractor for fall renovations. The benefit of asking them is the ability to inspect the work a contractor completed and ask about the time it took to complete a project. Don’t forget to check with co-workers and neighbors as well. Sometimes suppliers know of quality contractors too.
- Make sure the contractor has the proper licenses and permits – Most city halls provide access to the types of licenses and permits certain projects require. It’s an important and often overlooked step to ask contractors if they are licensed.
- Pay attention to the written contract – Always ask for a written contract that includes price, timeline for work, timeline for payment, and a detailed list of the project items that should be accomplished.
Another important tip is to make sure the contractor is insured, at least with general liability and workers comp, so that if an accident happens, it won’t result in a Texas homeowners insurance claim. Noltensmeyer Insurance Services LLC hopes Texas residents find these tips useful. Residents are encouraged to contact the agency if they’re looking for affordable home insurance. Call 281-953-5200 or visit the agency’s website for more information.
About Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC:
Noltensmeyer Insurance Services is licensed in Texas. The 20 agents that comprise the insurance brokerage write auto, home, commercial and health insurance policies. The agency’s staff is divided into teams to help assist its clients who have specific insurance needs.