Calgary, Canada, December 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Not all homes are built with the convenience of a garage attached to the house itself, which is why many homeowners opt to build one separately. A structure such as this can have many benefits and uses, depending on what families are looking to get out of it.
According to a recent study, although a majority of owners use it to park or house vehicles, quite a few also use it for storage purposes. Alternatively, garage builders Calgary (http://garagebuilderscalgary.org/) can make the space into a workshop, hobby room or even a place to do laundry, provided there is no space in the house.
While the space can be used for a variety of things, experts in the industry suggest not jumping right in and hiring the first professional you come across. In fact, they offer three key tips to getting the most out of the contractor.
To start, it’s advised consumers get a few different recommendations and research each one in detail. It’s suggested to start with their experience and qualifications to do the job. They must also have a valid business license that is recognized in their area of work. Therefore, they must be formally licensed to work in the province and city they are doing their business.
Calgary garage builders (http://garagebuilderscalgary.org/calgarygaragebuilders/) should also be insured, bonded and meet rules and regulations set out by industry standards. They should also have a clear understanding of building codes, blue prints and the ability to read them.
Experts strongly urge consumers to ensure they get a full warranty with their garage package, which includes the contractor’s name, license number and contact information. This guarantee should always be in writing and specify exactly what it covers.
Beyond hiring someone with the appropriate experience, homeowners should always check out references and double check with their local area Better Business Bureau to ensure there are no complaints that have been filed against the specialist in question.
Mike Johnson is an expert writer for Local Online Advertising Experts, a local based Internet marketing firm in Calgary, Alberta. LOA Experts helps local business acquire prime real estate on Google.