Small jobs help
I recently bought a small 2 bedroom fixer-upper. The main part of the house was built in 1918 and a 2 room addition was added some time later (no history of construction permits on file with the city so age of addition is unknown). Some upgrading/remodeling has been done, such as stone floors in kitchen and bath, new kitchen cabinets, some electrical (new breaker panel and new home run wiring but still some old wiring left). I had new windows installed 3 years ago and had the attic insulated. There are a few other projects that I will need to hire someone to do, nothing so big that I would need a general contractor but at least someone that knows what he's doing as it may involve a bit of framing/structural work. One in particular is replacing the entry door on the front of the house. It's a bit intimidating for me to tackle alone. I've read the other threads and posts and know about checking a contractor's license, bonding, references, etc. But given that there may be more than one way to do any particular job, how can I be sure that the person I hire will do it the MOST correct way or the BEST way? Also, who would be best for this job, a door guy or a framing carpenter?
Last edited by Higgy13; 12-23-2013 at 04:33 PM.