5 Common Lies That Poor Home Remodeling Contractors Tell Homeowners

Whether you need exterior or interior work done on your house, choosing the right home remodeler and designer makes all the difference.  Below are some common lies that home remodeling contractors tell their customers.  These lies will almost always come from contractors who are unlicensed, inexperienced or are complete scam artists.

They will not go Over their Proposed Budget

It is not uncommon for residential renovation projects to cost more than originally planned.  Weather, insects or undiscovered problems in your house could mean that additional work needs to be done.  This needs to be planned for.

They are using High Quality Materials

To make the job cheaper, a home improvement professional will use cheaper and lower quality materials.  They might tell you that they can do the job for less than their competitors, but their use of cheap materials means that they are simply cutting corners.  When it comes to home renovation materials, you get what you pay for.  For example, a flooring specialist might claim that their wood flooring planks are resistant to moisture, but in a short time you notice mold growth in the cracks.  You should get a list of the materials they use and make sure each is the best option for your home.

They have a Lot of Experience

Just because a remodeling contractor says that they are a home building, renovation or repair expert does not mean that they are.  Their finished product might look like it is flawless, but that does not mean that there will not be major problems down the line.  For example, if your renovation “expert” simply begins construction without proper preparation, they will end up costing you much more than you planned when their finished design begins falling apart.

They have an “Office”

This lie is a major red flag.   Your contractor might provide an office address, but little do you know that this contractor actually uses a hotel room or a vacant office space as their official place of business.  This could be a sign that they have shady business ethics and they may even be scam artists.  You might want to visit their office to get a sense of their professionalism.

They can Boost your Home’s Resale Value

It is true that a good renovation project can enhance the financial value of your home.  However, this is not guaranteed.  If you are renovating your house so that you can sell it for more, it is important to get all of the details of your remodeling project and run it by a real estate professional.

There are many ways to avoid hiring the wrong contractor.  You need to hire a home remodeling professional that has a proven track record of success.  When you are choosing a professional, make sure to look out for the common lies listed above.  In addition, make sure that they are licensed and ask them to provide you with references before you hire them.  The fastest way to avoid problems is to look up their online reviews ahead of time.