The Best Remodelers in New Haven County CT Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Remodeling contractors in New Haven County CT bearing The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten symbol are remodelers that have exceeded the minimum Connecticut state standard. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the Top Ten requirements for ability and value, that carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who hire only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff have called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as commercial or home remodelers in New Haven County CT.
Updated February 27, 2020
The Best Remodelers in New Haven County CT Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Connecticut requires only that residential remodelers in New Haven County CT be registered with the state as Home Improvement Contractors in order to do residential remodeling or home improvement of any kind over $200. There is no test or exam for ability , merely a fee to be registered, so there is no state standard for competency among remodeling contractors. Those performing as commercial remodelers such as remodeling offices or store remodeling don't even require that mere state registration.
So obviously, simply being registered with the state as a Home Improvement Contractor is no indication that any particular remodeling contractor in New Haven County CT is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.
This makes it all the more significant that all remodeling contractors in New Haven County CT who bear The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten status, such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, verified state registration (residential remodeling only) only employees legal to work in the U.S., best business practices, and more.
Signs of the Best Remodelers in New Haven County CT:
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE WITH REMODELS
A remodeling project, whether home improvement or commercial remodeling, is often more complex than building from scratch. First, the remodeling contractor has to work within the limitations or peculiarities of the existing structure. Second, it's common for surprises to come up during the remodel, because some things can't be known until walls or ceilings are opened, floors taken up, etc. exposing hidden factors. The best remodeling contractors in New Haven County CT are those with the experience to foresee these possibilities and the honesty to explain them to you at the outset, particularly, how it can affect the final cost of the remodel.
Respect and consideration for the customer are also hallmarks of good remodeling contractors since remodels often require work done while the customer is working or living in the space. For this reason, communicating their expected work schedule to you all along the way, keeping to it, or giving you notice on occasions where they can't, are all characteristics of the best remodeling contractors. Some remodelers in New Haven County will even bring portable toilets for the use of the crew to avoid their use of your washroom (or your bushes). A customer living on site during a home remodeling proejct should expect some inconvience during the project, but again, respectful remodeling contractors will keep the potential inconvience to the minimum possible.
Attention to keeping the work site as neat as possible throughout, and cleaning thoroughly at the end of each day, like vacuuming dust and putting materials away, are behaviors that set some remodeling contractors far above the rest and result in much higher customer satisfaction with the finished project.
Home remodelers should know their crew well and be able to vouch for them as trustworthy especially when that crew has access to your home or family.
Of course attention to detail is important for quality work, but detail is critical right from the beginning with the cost proposal they prepare for you. Such a bid should detail the exact brands, fixtures, types of materials and amounts of each. If not, the bid might be quoting only the cheapest options so that later when you find out once the project is underway and you request better substitutions, the cost goes up. So good remodelers will go over those options with you before submitting a written proposal, and include your specific choices, and their costs, in the written bid.
Home Remodelers in New Haven County CT Add Value
Remodeling contractors in New Haven County CT perform many aspects of home repair or specialized home remodeling. A straightforward way to add value to your home is to remodel areas where dated technology and style are most glaring.
Not only are home improvement companies in New Haven County CT able to make an existing space appear larger, they can also create space by shifting square footage to one room from another or by doing a home addition. Finishing a basement is a great way to get extra living space without a home addition, or perhaps a wine cellar.
Other home remodeling contractors specialize in just certain aspects of home improvement like carports and patio covers, sunrooms and screen rooms in New Haven County. But even contractors building patio covers or sun rooms in New Haven County must be state-registered contractors.
Whether it's a big family room with a new fireplace or a new guest room, office, granny unit, garage, sunroom, patio cover, patio enclosure, screen room, carport, wine cellar, second story addition, or even a complete reconstruction of an older house, use the above list of home remodeling companies in New Haven County proven through independent research as safer, more reliable, and who provide more value.
Added Value From Basement Finishing by Basement Remodelers in New Haven County CT
Many homeowners have gotten additional value and a higher quality of life from their home with basement finishing in New Haven County CT done by experienced basement remodeling contractors. It's an immediate increase in living space often for less cost than a home addition. But the basement remodelers in New Haven County CT must be experienced with the specifics to basement finishing, such as moisture control, checking floor joists, proper and safe ventilation, and what it will take to get a basement remodeling project to conform to local building codes for a space that is often starts as non-conforming. The best basement remodeling contractors in New Haven County CT will be able to show you previous finished basement remodeling projects.
Increased Popularity of Patio Enclosures, Sunrooms & Patio Covers in New Haven County CT
Changes to more comfortably enjoy your outdoor space or to bring facets of the outdoors to an inside space are increasing in popularity. Patio cover companies and sunroom contractors in New Haven County are frequent choice.
A sunroom, sun lounge, sun porch or sun parlor is a portion of the home providing enjoyment of the sun and the view while avoiding adverse weather such as wind and rain. They also go by the terms patio room, solarium, conservatory, patio enclosure or Florida room. Some are designed with the view as the priority, others are intended to collect sunlight for light and warmth.
Patio enclosures and patio covers are another option. Patio cover companies build a roof with supports to cover a patio. Patio covers provide protection from rain and shade. If such an area is also surrounded by screens, it may be referred to as a screen room.
Some Home Remodeling Contractors in New Haven County CT Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these remodeling contractors in New Haven County: S&S Remodelers North Haven CT, Choice Design Remodeling LLC Seymour CT, Major Home Repairs & Restoration Southbury CT, US Remodelers Wallingford CT, Racebrook Renovators LLC Woodbridge CT, 3 Star Home Improvement Waterbury CT, D&R Home Improvements Waterbury CT. Other home remodeling contractors in New Haven County CT that might still be in business include: Dave's Home Maintenance West Haven CT, Gio's Remodeling Waterbury CT.
Resources About Remodeling Contractors New Haven County CT
Licensing & Trade Associations Related to Remodelers in New Haven County CT
ABC Associated Builders and Contractors www.abc.org
ASA American Subcontractors Association www.assaonline.com
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
NARI National Association of the Remodeling Industry www.nari.org
NARCICT National Association of the Remodeling Industry Connecticut Chapter www.narict.org
HBACT Remodelers Association of Connecticut www.hbact.com
Media & Web Resources for Remodelers in New Haven County CT
Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine
Home & Design
New Old House
Old House Journal
This Old House
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the Top Ten Remodeling Contractors in New Haven County CT within the following zip codes:
6511, 6716, 6517, 6473, 6702, 6510, 6712, 6516, 6472, 6532, 6492, 6710, 6515, 6471, 6525, 6488, 6708, 6514, 6770, 6524, 6483, 6706, 6513, 6762, 6519, 6478, 6705, 6512, 6720, 6518, 6477, 6704, 6450, 6401, 6443, 6437, 6418, 6461, 6410, 6460, 6405, 6451 and 6403
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the Top Ten Remodelers in New Haven County CT within the following cities:
Ansonia, Cheshire Village, Derby, East Haven, Heritage Village, Meriden, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, Waterbury, West Haven, Woodmont, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Middlebury, Milford, North Branford, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, Wolcott and Woodbridge