It goes without saying that you want your dream project to turn into reality. The question is – who’s going to help you do just that?
Ask around and there should be a lot of contractors willing to do the work for you. This is a given considering the amount of money that will be exchanging hands. There should be no issue with you handing your hard-earned money to a contractor to turn your dream property into a reality. You just have to make sure that they’re qualified to do it. Simply put, hire a qualified contractor and it will be money well-spent as you move into your dream-property-turned-into-reality.
In case you missed it, here are the questions you should ask a contractor that you’re considering to hire.
Should You Trust an Unqualified Contractor?
The mere fact that they’re unqualified should scare you. However, a lot of them are sweet talkers. They’re amazing salesmen and you can be encouraged into hiring them for the job even if you know in your heart and in your mind that they’re not the right person for the job.
Sure, they could get lucky and end up meeting your expectations. But when it comes to your dream project, your expectations should not only be met. They should be exceeded. There’s no room for risks here.
What can Happen if You Hire an Unqualified Contractor?
These things should scare you out of hiring an unqualified contractor:
- They’re too much of a “yes” man.
A good contractor knows what’s best for the project. They should be able to give good recommendations. They’re not just going to say yes to everything. You’re hiring a contractor so you can tap into their years of experience and expertise. These allow them to tell you upfront if your dream project is realistic or if changes have to be made for the best results.
For example, they can give recommendations for your roofing options. They can even tell you how to remodel your bathroom the right way. They can also tell you if your home design makes sense if you are living with elderlies.
- They don’t really follow the code of ethics set by a trusted organization.
Most of the best contractors are licensed architects. These licensed architects are part of organizations like the United Architects of the Philippines. Organizations such as this work on continuous improvement of their profession and they hold their members accountable.
On the other hand, unqualified contractors don’t really have a code of ethics that they follow.
- Poor workmanship will lead to nightmarish results.
We’ve seen homeowners ranting on Facebook about their dream home literally crumbling after just a few months. They’re complaining of paint scraping, leaking roof, cracks along the walls and more. Unfortunately for them, they can’t go after the contractor or it’s a very long and expensive process to correct the mistake.
Poor workmanship does not only lead to eyesores. It can also lead to danger. Are you really going to leave it to the hands of an unqualified contractor considering that your family’s safety can be compromised?
- You can be held liable in case of an accident.
A qualified contractor will ensure the safety of the whole team. Accidents can happen and when they do, you can be held liable if you hire an unqualified contractor. Have peace of mind knowing that you won’t be held liable by hiring a qualified professional.
- An unqualified team will work on your project.
A qualified contractor has a team of qualified professionals with him – from plumbers to finishers. You’re basically tapping into their network of qualified professionals to work on your dream project. They’ve been working together for a long time and they’ve turned several dream projects into reality. Your dream project is next.
Not a lot of professionals would want to be associated with an unqualified contractor. This is why if you hire an unqualified one, expect to have a team of unqualified professionals working on your project.
- You could end up spending more money later on.
It’s very expensive to correct mistakes caused by poor workmanship. You’d end up hiring a qualified professional to fix the mistakes which you should have done in the first place. Worse, a member of your family could get into an accident because of poor workmanship.
Speaking of money, here are ways on how you can save money for your dream home!
Hire a Qualified Contractor Today!
G Cube Design + Build is managed by a team of qualified professionals. Expect to have a hands-on and licensed architect to oversee your project along with our team of experienced professionals. Let’s turn your dream project into reality. Contact us today!