At Purgula, we can never over emphasize the importance of proper planning and researching before signing a renovation contract. That said, we also realize that there may never be sufficient time to plan every aspect of a home improvement project thoroughly. Here are some tips to help you quickly identify if you may be considering a less-than-stellar contractor. If you encounter a few of these signs, you should feel confident in walking away. If you are unsure, another safe tactic is to test the prospective contractor with a smaller project first.
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Signs of a Bad Contractor Before You Sign a Contract:
- A Large Down Payment is Requested
- Licensing Information is not Immediately Available
- Years Operating as a Business is Minimal
- Contractor Refuses to Share Subcontractor Information
- Contractors has a Suspiciously High Percentage of 5-Star Ratings
- Contractor Can Start Immediately
- Contractor is a Poor Listener
- Contractor Pushes You to Sign a Contract