Working with a Contractor
At Harvey, we have always believed that the best way to improve your home with high quality building products is to have them installed by an experienced professional window contractor, door installer, builder, or home renovation firm.
Choosing a Contractor
When choosing a contractor, it is important to consider many factors including:
- Length of time the contractor has been in the remodeling business
- The contractor’s licensing and insurance
- References and/or warranties offered by the contractor for work performed
- Written bids from contractors
We encourage you to make your decision based on the overall value you will receive. As with most major purchases, cost is a very important consideration but not the only one.
Following are some resources you might find useful:
- Better Business Bureau (BBB) Tips for hiring a home contractor
- Download “How To Select A Remodeling Professional Brochure” from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Are You Renovating, Repairing or Painting a Home Built Before 1978?
Since April 22, 2010, federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Ask your contractor if they are a Lead-Safe Certified Firm. Please visit the EPA website for more information regarding this law.