So it is very reasonable to expect a long-term assurance
(warranty) that reflects this quality. Do expect your
project to be covered for at least five years, but we prefer
ten. That is to say, with normal care and maintenance,
your plumbing shouldn't leak, your cabinet doors and
drawers will function as designed, and your tile will not
crack. Pretty fair expectations that are easy to say but to
be meaningful they should be a part of the contract and
5One thing to reduce so many risks Don't risk your home, family or finances – your project should be expected to comply
with life safety codes and regulations. The work should
be inspected to meet a minimum standard. If there is
an accident on your job, it should be covered by the
party responsible, not you. If there is a potential risk
of lead or asbestos, it should be addressed appropriately.
Do ensure this all happens with one simple requirement –
make sure your service provider is licensed.
In Oregon, for a company to have a contractor’s license
means they have provided proof of insurance and
bonding to cover your project, they agree to provide
written contracts that protect all involved and they will
comply with the regulations to ensure your project
is installed safely and correctly. All these protections
instantly come with a project when using a licensed
5. 1*Bonus tip: It's a partnership Don't expect yourself or your design and construction team
to be without imperfections. Lots of times a professional
remodeler is jokily referred to as a counselor, a negotiator or a diplomat. We are charged with a lofty mission
to combine various options, styles, wants and needs
into a cohesive design that everyone can support. It is
rewarding and is why we design but it can be challenging.
So do expect your remodeling team to go the extra mile
in helping you articulate your expectations and delivering
on them, but also help be a part of the solution by designating a single point of contact for decisions/approvals.
This will help your remodeler better service you and help
deliver project everyone in the home enjoys.