Adding a fireplace to your home is never a waste of your hard earned money. When you decide to add a fireplace to your home, you and your family will stay warm during the cold weather and at the same time, you will make your home even more beautiful. Another reason why I say this is a smart investment is because it can increase the overall value of your home in the future. You will never regret adding a gorgeous fireplace inside your home.
When planning to install a fireplace to your home, see to it that you are hiring a qualified professional. Don’t forget that only a professional fireplace installer can install this type of home addition. If you take a risk and you hire an amateur, your home’s safety from fire hazards is never guaranteed. To make sure your fireplace is safe from any fire hazards, you have to do your research on your potential fireplace installer.
Listed below are some important things that you must consider before agreeing to hire your potential fireplace installer.
1. Always look for their license.
Hiring an unlicensed fireplace installer will cause you a lot of frustration in the future because you have to deal with a lot of legal problems. This is not worth the risk even if the price for their services is very cheap. Before you reach an agreement with your potential fireplace installer, don’t be shy to request for his license and other credentials. His license is also proof that he is qualified for the job and that you can trust him.
2. Having a written contract is a must.
If you want to be satisfied with the end result of your fireplace installer’s work, it is important that he has a clear understanding on what you really want. Explain to him what you really want your fireplace to look like. Be detailed with your explanation and included the following: it’s dimensions, the materials to be used, the color, etc. After this, put everything in writing. Once you do, do not forget to include your terms of payment.
3. Visit the website of your fireplace installer.
The best fireplace installers in town now advertise their services to the public through their websites. Once you visit his website, you will learn more about his background, abilities, and experience. If you are looking for his company address, price rates, or contact details, you may also refer to his website.
While you are on his website, click on his portfolio. This is where you will find samples of his work. When you take a closer look at some of his previous work, you will have an idea if he is the right fireplace installer for you.