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Questions You Should Ask Your Contractor: Question 4

The state of Washington (where my company is located) requires that all contractors give a minimum 1 year warranty on all parts and labor included in the contracts. Almost every state in the union requires some sort of guarantee from the contractors, so check with your local building department and see what the required warranty…
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Question You Should Ask Your Contractor Question 6

Some companies may offer in house financing but at a much higher interest rate than you could get with your local bank or Mortgage Company. If your contractor does offer you in house financing, just make sure that you check around a little before you sign on the dotted line to guarantee that you are…
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Questions You Should Ask Your Contractor: Project Supervision

How will my project be supervised? Many companies now work off of what is called the lead carpenter system. In this system the lead carpenter is a carpenter and job supervisor all in one. Depending on the size of the company, they may have what is called a project manager who oversees the lead carpenters…
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Questions You Should Ask Your Contractor: Payment

This question depends on the size of the project and the up front costs involved (Cabinets, windows etc) but should range between nothing to about 30% of the total contract. Any materials for your project that has to be ordered before the project starts like the kitchen cabinets, windows and doors, and the lumber package…
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