Is Your New Home Addition Guaranteed?

Your home remodeling job is nearing completion and you’re ready to move in.  Everything looks good at the moment and the builder has scheduled the final walk-through with you.  What happens if you find something wrong?  

Typically, if you find something wrong during the walk-through, a good builder will be back to correct it immediately.  There are also the things you find only after you’ve lived with the addition for a while.  These usually go on a “punch list” that the builder will address with you in 30, 60 or 90 days and come up with a mutually agreeable time frame for correcting.  In the state of Virginia, it is required that work is guaranteed for one year.  

The level of guarantee ties back to choosing your contractor.  A reputable contractor will guarantee his work – 100 percent.  If you’re not satisfied, he will make it right – even after that one-year period.  Ask questions about how he handled issues with other clients and talk to those clients.  Select the contractor you believe is competent enough to do the work right the first time.  But if something goes wrong, the reputable contractor will go the extra mile.  He knows that your experience will be the basis for word-of-mouth that can make or break his reputation.  A good contractor will want to make it right – guaranteed.