Summer is one of the most popular times of the year to start working on the home improvement projects you’ve been putting off during the winter. Many homeowners, however, find themselves lost in a maze of confusion when it comes to choosing a remodeling company they can have confidence in and can trust. There’s no shortage of amateurs and weekenders who are willing to say just about anything to get your business, making it vital to do your research before committing to a home remodeler who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. 

What to Look for When Choosing a Home Remodeling Company

When looking for help with your roofing, siding, or other home improvement projects, there’s a lot to consider when finding the right person to help. Here are a few tips for how to choose the best home remodeling company:

  • Tip 1 - Pick an established business: According to Lending Tree, nearly 1 in 5 businesses fail within the first year. A company that goes out of business won’t be able to help you if there are issues down the road. If you have a problem with your roof, an established company will have the resources and experience you need to help your roof stay healthy for decades.
  • Tip 2 - Choose someone with a diverse offering of services: A contractor with a diverse set of services can help you during a project if unforeseen challenges arise. Did your roofer check your attic for mold or insulation issues? Do they understand gutters and solar to provide you with the best options for your home? When you hire a remodeling team that offers a wide-range of expertise and can see both small details and the bigger picture, they’ll be able to make sure the job gets done thoroughly and correctly.
  • Tip 3 - Check to see if they are trained, insured, and certified: Finding a contractor you can trust can be challenging. The most dependable company will be one that has proper insurance and up-to-date training for their team. Experts and highly-skilled remodelers will be able to show their certifications, recognitions, and service awards, and will go out of their way to make sure they provide the best service to you throughout the entire process.
  • Tip 4 - Check their online reviews: One of the best ways to check the reputation of a home improvement company or contractor is to check their online reviews. Read what customers are saying on Google, Facebook, Angi, and other reputable platforms. What was the experience like for other homeowners? Did the contractors rush through a job? Were they careless? Did they take good care of the property while they were at someone’s home? Did they clean up afterward? Were the homeowners happy with the results? Seeing anything less than a 5-star review is a sign that details have been overlooked and customer care is lacking.

If you’re in the process of a summer home improvement project and seeking a company that’s established, trusted, and uniquely skilled, we invite you to learn more about what makes Graves Brothers a company you can have absolute confidence in. We have worked hard for more than four decades to establish a reputation of superior quality, value, and customer satisfaction.

We have locations in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get started with a free estimate. Contact us today by calling an office that’s located closest to you, or write to us via email by visiting our website’s contact page.


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