Most people who want to renovate their homes don't do the work themselves; they hire contractors. But hiring a contractor can be a stressful process, especially with construction projects notoriously running late and over budget. How can you make your construction project as pleasurable as possible? Take this quiz to see if you know what questions you should ask your contractor before construction begins.
Question 1 of 10
Who licenses contractors in the United States?
Question 2 of 10
What should you check about a contractor's relationship with his or her employees?
Question 3 of 10
Why should you check whether the contractor plans to hire subcontractors?
Question 4 of 10
What can you do to protect yourself from getting cheated by paying for work that doesn't get done?
Question 5 of 10
What else should you find out regarding supervision of your job site?
Question 6 of 10
In addition to the job description, payments and materials to be used, what else should you make sure is in your contract with a contractor?
Question 7 of 10
If you are not constantly present at the worksite, how should you handle updates and site visits?
Question 8 of 10
When should you sign the contract with your contractor?
Question 9 of 10
Who is responsible to acquire building permits and Homeowner's Association approvals?
Question 10 of 10