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Construction FAQ

This page covers frequently asked questions in regards to our services, questions that customers have asked us over the years of providing exemplary construction services in the Acworth area. If you don’t see the answer you are looking for, please contact us directly and we will address your questions personally.

How close do you stay to timelines and budgets?

The budget and a reasonable timeframe are stated in the contract, which is signed by all parties with copies provided before breaking ground or starting any project. We do what we say, when we say. With that said, there is an Act of God provision in the contract, and during those situations such as a hurricane construction may be delayed. We have a proven track record of completing jobs on time and within budget, and you are free to check our references.

How are payments made, and when are they made?

These terms are broken down in the contract based on progress with a completion date included. Typically we will take a deposit of 10% for materials, and the rest of the payments are determined beforehand. Once the work is completed to a pre-determined point, a pre-determined payment is made, with final payment due upon completion.

How many of your customers come from repeat business, or from referrals from existing or previous customers?

We are very blessed to say that over 50 percent of our customers come to us or are referred to us from customers that I’ve performed work for in the past. We focus on delivery exceptional customer service, and as you will see when you check our references, there is a reason for such a loyal client base.

What about building permits? Who does that?

If your project requires a permit, we will obtain the permit, handle all inspections, and make sure that everything is built to code. A permit may or may not be required based on your location and the type of work that is being done. We will make sure that the project and process satisfies all requirements to the letter of the law.

What should I be asking my home remodeling contractor, before the work begins?

A few key questions to ask could be: How long have you been in business? Have you ever done a project like this one, if so tell me about it? Do you have insurance? Who does the work: you, your employees, or is the project completely done by subcontractors? With years of experience under our belts, Georgia Interior & Exterior Contractors is happy to provide all of these answers, and provide references if need be.

What about building materials? Who buys those?

Important materials are specified in the contract. All materials are covered, however, as substitutions are sometimes unavoidable (lots of bricks run out, for example, colors of materials are sometimes no longer available), I make it clear that an equal substitution will be made but only upon your approval. For items such as lighting fixtures or doorknobs that you have not chosen when the contract is signed, a budget is determined in the contract to cover exactly what will be spent on them.

What is a change-order?

A change order is a written statement signed by the customer authorizing the remodeler to do additional work not included in the original contract. The change order should be signed before the additional work is started, but often it is not necessary to keep the project moving. The amount specified is due when the project is completed. A change order also may be written when a remodeler comes across any unforeseen damage or problem that must be address for the project to continue.

Can I have references for your home remodeling work? 

YES! We give you real client references that show you our workmanship and building work. We are professional home contractors and home rebuilders and home remodelers. Our work is extensive. We have references you can call in the local Metro Atlanta Area.

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Construction Tips

Licensed and Insured. The last thing you want is a remodeler to be working on your property, only to find out they don't have the proper insurance or aren't licensed to do the work, because if something goes wrong or someone is hurt at a work site, you could be held liable for the damages. Make sure that the remodeler you choose has ample worker's compensation, property damage, and personal liability coverage.

References. The best way to ascertain if the remodeler you choose is skilled and competent enough to do the job is to ask for and verify a list of references consisting of past customers that you can contact. Customers that get what they paid for and who are happy with the job your remodeler has done for them are usually only too happy to provide an endorsement on the remodeler's work. Choose me, and before long you'll be on our reference list!