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Utah is among the best states to live in the U.S. ranking at #6 in the best states ranking according to a McKinsey &Company study. The study, published by U.S. News & World Report, says that this is among the few states which have retained such high positioning. The ranking also reflects the 2016 National Housing Forecast where Utah received high ratings in the real estate market. If you are planning to settle in Utah, this is the best time to do so. 

Why Customize?

Well, if you are planning to build a new home or you are buying an older one, it is advisable to use an experienced home contractor to get the work done. It is best to personalize your home to give it a personal style. This also gives you an opportunity to add energy efficient systems that will help you save on energy bills. From solar panels to more efficient heating systems, you will have an opportunity to work with a professional contractor to make your living space more comfortable.

How to Identify the Best Home Contractor

If you are planning to build a home from scratch or customize an older one, you must find the best Utah custom homes and residential home contractor. With so many contractors in Utah, you have to be overly cautious to avoid burning your fingers.

There are so many would-be homeowners who have ended up losing money through shoddy custom works. To avoid the same pitfall, consider the following when hiring your contractor:

  1. Determine Your Needs First

Make sure you have a plan for the home you want or the improvements you would like done on the existing structure. Never approach a contractor before you have an idea of the project you want because your ideas will be hijacked.

  1. Gofor Reputation

Choose a company that is well known in the industry and the best way to do this is by looking for reviews and testimonials from past clients. Make sure you ask for referrals and recommendations from other homeowners in your area. If you are new in the area, talk to your workmates in order to create a shortlist of reputable home contractors in the area. You should also seek recommendations from National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), which includes reputable contractors near you. brings on board a solid reputation, experience and resources to get the job done. 

  1. Get Several Estimates

After creating a shortlist of the contractors you can work with, ask for estimates so that you get an idea of how much the project will cost. Such estimates should be free with no obligations. You will learn a lot from the way different contractors conduct the assessment of the project.

  1. Ask for Licensing, Insurance and Qualifications

Make sure you go for a company that only hires trained and certified technicians to carry out the project. This guarantees that the quality of work done will be topnotch. You should also verify what is covered by the contractor’s insurance and for an older home, what is under your home insurance.

Other things to consider include a well detailed and straightforward contract, clear agreement on ground rules, warranty and satisfaction guarantees on both the materials and workmanship and excellent communication and customer service.

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