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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

Reviews for San Antonio home addition contractors
Thumbtack Customer
I hate leaving bad comments but after our experience with TX MODERN, I felt obligated to give a truthful review for my fellow consumers. We used this company for a home renovation in 2017 and spent roughly 35k in supplies and labor for this renovation. We were promised "attention to detail" and got anything but that. Basically, almost every item they touched had to be done and then re-done multiple times. Sadly, it just seemed to get worse instead of better every time they attempted to fix their previous mistake. Definitely not what you would expect from a licensed contractor. Additionally, there was no respect for our home-using our power tools, napping in our bed, throwing personal trash in our yard. Bottom line, we will be spending another 12-15K on top of the 35K we already spent to have another contractor redo/fix what we paid TX MODERN to do in the first place. Would not recommend.
TX Modern ContractingTX Modern Contracting
Steven S.
Clint came to our aid at a time when we were in the final stages of dealing with a contractor that abused our trust and left us wondering if we'd ever see our project done. Clint stood out as a reassuring voice of genuine concern and quickly won us over with his professionalism, responsiveness, attention to detail, and willingness to listen. He also went above and beyond to ensure we received the best possible bids from each subcontractor we worked with and that those contractors, in turn, delivered the highest quality work. Above all, we appreciated Clint's honesty, integrity and transparency, when it came to estimates, invoices, budgets, etc. It was a pleasant surprise (and relief) to see receipts and invoices attached to each weekly draw request, which made it easy to understand where our money was going. Our bathroom, office and closet additions could not have turned out any better, no doubt because of Clint’s efforts and dedication. We would not hesitate to recommend Clint for remodeling work and he’d be the first contractor we’d reach out to if we ever found ourselves building a new home.
Bayless Custom HomesBayless Custom Homes
Joshua M.
The worst experience possible!!! He took 20k and everything he did was done incorrectly. He also damaged my home!! We had to fire him less than a quarter of the way through the project. He never got the proper permits. Not only that but he not licensed any where n Texas!! We’ve contacted the police, the city, county and state, none of them have even heard of him. He’s not listed anywhere but here and a couple other sites. Absolutely do not hire this thief!!! The only time he showed up on time was the two times he picked up checks!! The contract was for 35k with a two to three week build time. That was in august!! He even threatened my family and I, by saying he was going to put a lien on our home and take it from us. I’ve contacted thumbtack numerous times to help with this. Initially they were very helpful, but when they discovered I was not a premium member, they said they could no longer help and had to protect HIS privacy. Needless to say both him and thumbtack will be named in the lawsuit. Do not hire him or use this site!! These contractors are not licensed or insured and when they destroy your home, thumbtack protects them!!! They laid both slabs incorrectly with the drains in the wrong places. This was for a therapy tub, as I am a disabled Vet. Now because of the horrible job he did, it’s not even possible to put the tub where it was intended. They cracked the drain pipe in the process, which means now all my pipes have to get replaced cause I have an older home and the work is no longer grandfathered in. Same with the electrical cause they ripped off the exterior 6 months ago and rain and animals have poured into my house. I have the texts where I told him what was happening. Gave him months either of chances to fix things or refund me my money. He agreed he messed up and would make things right. When I said my money back would make things right, he threatened to take my home. Saying I owed him an additional 17.5k. He himself clams to be a vet, then turns around and destroys my home and takes my money. I’ve spent just about 10k at this point on roofing repairs, framing repairs, inspections, plumbing repairs and there’s still probably another 50k in repairs before we can even restart the build. Now at this point I’m out of money, he never provided any receipts, and his own worker said he never even paid the cement company. So pretty much the whole 20k went straight into his pockets. Save yourself what will now be years worth of time, money and heartache for my family and I, and never hire this con man or use this site!!! I can provide more pics, videos, cashed checks from the banks. Copies of the checks, texts of him asking us to give the bank permission to cash the checks to him. We have everything and thumbtacks market place safety team didn’t even ask to see one shred of evidence. Save yourself and use another site and make sure you contact your city, county and state to see who these guys really are!!!
Act Of God Roofing And RestorationAct Of God Roofing And Restoration
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