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Questions to Ask a Custom Renovation Contractor Before Work Begins

The best way to ensure that a residential renovation project in Calgary goes smoothly is to choose the best renovation company for the job. Additionally, the best way to choose the right contractor is to ask the right questions. At Interiors With Elegance, we want to help you make sure that you find a reliable and experienced contractor who will meet all your expectations. Here are five questions you should always ask before work starts.


1. Are You Licensed and Insured? 

You should only trust a fully insured and licensed renovation company to work on your home. A licence ensures that they are properly trained and accredited while general liability insurance and workers compensation insurance protects you in the case of damage to your home or an accident on your property.

2. What Types of Renovations Do You Specialize In?
Before hiring a contractor, make sure that they have experience and expertise in the types of home renovations you need. Perhaps a contractor specializes in basements but you're looking for a kitchen or bathroom renovation. Ask about their services and be clear with what you need as well.

3. Have You Obtained Local Building Permits Recently?
The best renovation company for your Calgary home will be one that has experience working in the local area. This helps to ensure that they are familiar with provincial building codes and municipal building bylaws. Familiarity with local building trends and climate are also a plus.
Pro Tip: If your contractor is local, then you can contact the City of Calgary Inspections Department to check if they have a history of code violations. The best renovation company is one that can deliver the work you need up to code. Violations are a red flag.

4. Will You Provide Me With a Written Quote?
A reputable contractor will always provide you with a written and detailed quote before beginning any work. It should include a full description of the work that is to be done, a work schedule, a payment schedule, confirmation of insurance, and warranty information.


5. Do You Have Any References I Can Contact?
A reputable contractor should also have no issues providing you with client references for similar projects to the work you are requesting. Giving those clients a call will give you a good idea of what you can expect. You may even want to ask for contact information for material suppliers and see what they have to say as well.

Interiors With Elegance: A Calgary Renovation Company You Can Trust
Interiors With Elegance has been providing high-quality renovation services to Calgary homeowners for almost two decades. Our team is fully licensed, insured, and has experience with all types of home renovations. We will always provide you with a detailed quote, and we welcome you to see what our clients are saying and to ask us for additional references.

To speak to one of our representatives and see why we are the best renovation company in Calgary, just contact Interiors With Elegance today.