How many years’ experience do you have?

We have nearly 40 years of experience in all facets of remodeling, kitchen remodeling, screen rooms, sunrooms, windows, garages and general renovation and construction projects.

I have some general remodeling ideas; can you help me establish which ideas will work best for my situation?

Yes. You can also go to the contact us page and email us with information that you would like to have completed. When our team member meets with you, they will discuss all of the options that might be available, and help to guide you for what will work best for your situation.

Why do I need to make sure a contractor has liability insurance?

While your home is being remodeled, you should insure the structure and its contents.  If you don’t, then you could be exposed to certain risks that are out of your control, including fire and weather.

When hiring a remodeling contractor, find out if they have workers compensation and ask to see a copy of the policy. Workers compensation pays for medical and rehabilitation expenses and covers lost wages if the workers sustain injuries on the job.  You should also protect yourself by verifying that whoever is remodeling your home is carrying proper insurance coverage, which Duer & Sons is happy to provide before starting our projects.

Do I need to get a permit for my project?

Typically, yes. We rarely come across municipalities that don’t require a permit for the larger remodeling projects that we provide such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. If your project is fairly simple, you may not need a permit. Central-Iowa is very segmented which means that we work with over 40 different building departments and the best way to find out is to call and ask your specific city or township building department.  Important note: we take care of getting all the paper work and inspections that are required for your project.

Should I budget for costs beyond the proposal price?

This can be a tricky question, but we always advise our customers to set aside additional funds beyond the anticipated cost. Unforeseen issues, including bad framework, outdated wiring, and rotting wood can result in additional costs beyond those outlined in the proposal.  We always try to limit these expenses and predict these problem areas well in advance. However, issues can arise beyond our control that need our immediate attention. No matter what may happen, our team will do everything we can to “make it right”.

How do I know that I'll get quality work at a reasonable price?

Reputation speaks volumes about any contractor. If you go with a company that has excellent references and satisfied customers, then you’ll likely get a quality end product at a fair price. Ask for a project portfolio and look for examples of their work. Do your homework before making this decision.

Do you have any other questions?

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