Summer is in full swing, and so are all sorts of outdoor projects at homes…
If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor living space with a new patio, it’s important to choose the right patio contractors for your project. There are a lot of companies out there who want your business, but not all of them can design and build the custom patio you deserve.
So, how do you find the best patio contractors for the job? Follow these tips, and you’re well on your way to your dream patio.
Tip #1: Get Recommendations from Friends and Family
The best place to start when you’re looking to hire patio contractors is with people you know and trust. As friends and family for recommendations. You can also ask for recommendations on websites such as NextDoor. From these recommendations, check out the 3 or r companies whose name comes up most often.
Here are some things to look for. You can find most of this information on their website or social media.
Tip #2: Look at How Long They’ve Been in Business
You want to choose patio contractors with a record of quality and responsiveness. Generally, the longer they’ve been in business, the better. This is because companies that do shoddy work don’t stay in business long. Go for a company with at least 5-10 years in business. In addition, make sure they are licensed and insured.
Tip #3: Make Sure They’re Experienced in Your Type of Patio Project
This is one of the first things you need to do. If you’re looking for a high-end patio, you don’t want to hire a company that only does stamped concrete. You want to look for a design-build firm that creates custom patios using only the best materials – pavers and natural stone.
For the record, Woodfield only installs paver patios and patios using natural stone. They’re beautiful and can be customized in nearly unlimited ways. And of course, they won’t crack like a concrete patio eventually will.
Tip #4: If You Want Extras, Make Sure They Do Those Projects
If you want to put in a new patio and add an outdoor kitchen at the same time, look for patio contractors who are hardscape specialists. Some patio builders don’t do anything but patios. Look for a company that does it all, and does it well.
Tip #5: Check Their Reviews
If you got recommendations from friends and family, you already have people you trust who have given good reviews. But maybe you like the sound of a company no one has used yet. Check out their Google reviews and their Facebook reviews. For a big project like patio installation, you want patio contractors who have LOTS of reviews, with a 4-5 star rating.
Also, check to see if the company responds to even slightly negative reviews to try and address the problem. This shows that they are responsive and dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Tip #6: Check Their Portfolio and Social Media
Most patio contractors and outdoor living contractors will have a Portfolio or Gallery page on their websites. Check out those pictures. Do they inspire you? Check out their social media posts as well, because they will frequently highlight some of their best projects.
Tip #7: Arrange Consultations with Multiple Patio Contractors
At this point, you’ve gathered a lot of information that may have included or excluded certain patio contractors. Arrange consultations with the top contenders. Then decide who best sees your vision and instills the most confidence in their ability to do the job right.
Once you’ve signed a contract, it’s only a matter of time before you can start entertaining on your new patio!
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
If you want to spend the summer entertaining on your new patio, start getting quotes from patio contractors now. We hope you will include Woodfield as one of your options. We’re confident we can design and build the patio of your dreams, complete with any extras you want, including an outdoor kitchen outdoor fireplace, fire pit, pavilion, and more.
Over the last 25 years, we’ve worked with thousands of homeowners throughout central Maryland, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. To schedule your consultation, fill out the contact form or call us at 443-299-6500.