When you choose the right framing contractor, you’re starting your home off on the right foot. The frame is essentially like the skeleton of the house. It’s when the house starts to take shape. It is the structure that holds everything together.
Therefore, if the framing contractor isn’t qualified, you are more likely to have problems down the line. In many instances, they will show up sooner rather than later.
It can be an individual that works alone, or one who has their own subcontractors. But it’s best to have a company that has a team of hired professionals that have all the certifications and requirements needed to get the job done.
Different contractors have different specialities. When they work for a company they follow the same practices and standards, meaning nothing will feel nor be out of place. They are going to work together to make everything as quick and efficient as it can be. As well as follow your vision to bring it to life.
What to look for in a framing contractor?
There are some questions you need to ask when looking for a contractor, and they should answer all of them to fit what will work best for you. Ask some of these questions next time you are speaking with a potential contractor:
1. How long have you been in the market?
Starbuck Construction Services have been in the market for almost two decades now, always having a team of professionals, and without working with subcontractors.
2. Do you have the required licenses and insurance?
Yes, we are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection and peace of mind. Additionally, all of our team is OSHA certified.
3. What is the schedule?
This answer depends on the job, but having a team of contractors makes the job a lot more predictable with everybody working together in a timely manner.
Costs and benefits
To work within your budget, it’s almost intuitive to instantly go for the cheaper estimate. But it’s not necessarily always the best option.
Cheaper doesn’t mean worse, but you need to check the background. Maybe the contractors don’t have the licenses. Maybe they don’t have enough experience and are prone to more errors. It even boils down to the use of bad materials, just to save a couple extra bucks.
Whatever the case may be, make sure to look beyond the price, to ensure your dream place doesn’t turn into a nightmare.
It is good to keep all of these points in mind when you look to have your home custom built. Once you decide to take a step further, come talk to us about your ideas and dreams!