Questions you should ask your home renovation contractor
Your home is an essential part of your life. With over 17 years’ experience in home renovations, Caruana Interiors and Contracting provides our clients with the knowledge and expertise to make the most informed decisions.
Home Renovation FAQS
What does a turnkey renovation mean?
How can I prepare for a major home renovation?
How long does it take to produce a home renovation estimate?
How do you select the sub-contractors who will work on my home renovation?
Why are permits important for home renovations?
Homeowners and businesses are ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements, including building code standards and zoning restrictions. Failure to secure building permits can result in costly construction delays, legal action and/or the removal of work already completed.
Work completed without permits may not be covered by your insurance policy should it be damaged or cause damage or injury. In addition, the issuance of a business license depends on securing all required permits.
Is workplace safety important to your home renovation company?
Our employees and clients are our greatest assets, making their safety our top priority. As such, we ensure a safe and healthy work environment through our participation in the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program and the Personal Injury Reduction (PIR) Program. These are health and safety initiatives offered through the Alberta Construction Safety Association and the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) of Alberta.
Is your home renovation company licensed?
Is your home renovation company insured?
We carry WCB Alberta coverage and require that all our sub-contractors do as well. By insisting on the type of coverage and checking daily to ensure it’s up to date, we are not only protecting our workers, but also our clients.
How long is your home renovation warranty?
Do you provide 24-hour emergency service?
Do you take deposits before home renovation work is started?
Additional payments are made on a milestone basis, allowing you to see certain work that has been done before releasing your next payment.
Can I supply all the materials and hire you for labour only?
Our main concern is that our name and reputation will be on the project when it’s completed, so we prefer to control the quality of materials and workmanship directly.
What payment methods do you accept?
Caruana Interiors and Contracting accepts cheques, bank drafts, Visa, American Express and MasterCard for all our home renovation projects. Financing options are also available to spread payments over a longer period. Receipts are provided for all work completed.