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Plastering Contractor

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Plastering Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Plastering Contractor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Plastering Contractor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Plastering Contractor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Plastering Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Plastering Contractor - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Plastering Service at a fair price?Find a Plastering Contractor that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Plastering Contractor prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins. Download the Plastering Contractor Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Plastering Service?Most Plastering Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Plastering Contractor ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Plastering Contractor.
Do I need to use a licensed Plastering Contractor for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?A professional Plastering Contractor must be licensed to provide most Plastering Services. To check a Plastering Contractor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.
Should I use an insured Plastering Contractor for my project?Your Plastering Contractor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Plastering Contractor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Plastering Contractor need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Plastering Contractor. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Plastering Contractor's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Plastering Contractor - Services

A Plastering Contractor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Plastering Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Plastering Contractor - Finding and Hiring

Not every Plastering Contractor has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Plastering Contractor matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Plastering Contractor to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Plastering Contractor - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Plastering Contractor. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Plastering Contractor. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Plastering Contractor's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:



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  • Get quality work
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