A bathroom can be one of the most costly renovations your home will see. Ensuring it is done right means hiring an experienced contractor for the job. We spoke with Hussain Al-Saffar of SNR Contracting, a home renovation company servicing the GTA, about the benefits of hiring a contractor for your bathroom renovation.
A contractor will find the right people for the job
A bathroom renovation requires a number of skilled trades including a plumber, electrician and a tiler. A contractor like SNR Contracting has a roster of all of these individuals and can recommend the best ones for the job. This way, you’re not spending your free time doing your homework to find the right contractor for your renovation. The work is already done for you!
A contractor will make sure the job gets done right
“If you get a bathroom done wrong, you can have a lot of problems afterwards,” says Al-Saffar. Failing to waterproof the shower properly, for example, can lead to a lot of water damage afterwards if you have a leak. And ensuring the bathroom has a fan that is the right size for the square footage of the bathroom will help prevent mould. A contractor will make sure that the right materials get used and that your bathroom is done right the first time. “You will spend more on a contractor, but in the long run you’ll be headache free,” says Al-Saffar.
A contractor provides a warranty
Ontario law requires contractors to provide a one-year warranty on their work. This means if your bathroom has any issues, you don’t have to worry about searching for a plumber or an electrician to fix the problem. You can simply call the contractor who has a responsibility to return and fix it.
A contractor can anticipate challenges
An experienced contractor will be able to look at your space and know what challenges may exist. “An older home won’t have insulation on the walls, so if the tub is installed against an exterior wall, the wall will be freezing after you do the tiling job,” says Al-Saffar. A contractor will know this and will be able to anticipate the additional costs involved in updating the space so you don’t end up with surprising budget increases.
A contractor has experience you can rely on
An experienced contractor will be able to help you with the design of your bathroom and can recommend certain products, fixtures and suppliers. They can tell you where to get the best deals on tile, for example, or which faucets are the most durable.
Renovating your bathroom doesn’t have to be a nightmare. A reputable contractor will make the transition that much easier. Visit SNR Contracting’s profile on our website for more information about the company and how they can help transform even the toughest places in your home!