Regardless of whether a tree has just fallen on your home or you are looking to start a new remodeling project, trying to find the best person for the job can be a daunting task.
If you’re a homeowner with little to no experience in Structural Engineering, how do you find the right engineer for your next project?
- Ask your friends and family for referrals. One of the best ways to ensure that you are hiring a quality contractor is by asking your close contacts about their experiences and whether or not they would recommend the contractors they worked with. You can even ask your friends to send before and after photos so you have an idea of what the contractor’s work looks like.
- Ask to see licensing. Make sure that your contractor is legally allowed to provide services in your area and has the proper insurance and training.
- Read online reviews. Facebook, Yelp, Angie’s List, Google are just several of the many sites you can visit to see what former customers have said about the contractors in your area. Check the reputation of your contractor before hiring them to save yourself a lot of grief down the road.
Doing your research prior to hiring a structural engineer is key to ensuring that you are happy with the final product.