kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, basement remodels, home renovation, building addition contractor serving Somerset and Union County New Jersey


frequently asked questions

about home remodeling, renovations and additions

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Q: Is Skydell Contracting Inc. licensed and insured?

A: Yes, we are registered with the state of New Jersey and fully insured, and can provide all documentation upon request.

Q: Do you have an office or do you work out of your home?

A: Yes, we believe having a public work space is more professional and beneficial. Our office even includes a design center where our customers can come review design drawings and select materials like flooring, cabinets and countertops.

Q: Do you have references available?

A: Yes, we’ll be happy to provide you with references upon request. We also invite you to read our testimonials.

Q: Can I go over the contract with you? I’ve got questions...

A: Yes, we prefer to meet in person and read through the contract with you, so that if you have any questions you can ask them right on the spot.

Q: Do we need to hire an architect or designer before we get started with Skydell?

A: As a full service general contractor, we are typically able to provide adequate design skills to help you explore, envision, and develop your home remodeling vision. For larger, more detailed projects, we can refer you to a list of qualified architects and engineers.

Q: Do I need to get a permit for my remodeling work?

A: For most jobs, absolutely. It’s the law and it’s an important safeguard for your investment... you should be leery of any contractor who says otherwise. Sometime for smaller jobs such as tiling a floor or installing trim, a permit is not required. We will help determine if a permit is needed and if so, we’ll complete the application and submit it for you.

Q: Can you assist me in selecting materials for my remodel?

A: Yes, in fact we love going shopping with you or bringing you into our design studio to select materials or both. We’re even able to help you choose new furnishings, rugs, artwork and accessories once your project is complete!

Q: I would like to supply the materials for my remodel, is that okay?

A: Yes and no. While we won’t turn a job down because a customer wishes to provide their own materials, we strongly advise against it. If you are providing the material and an item comes in wrong or damaged, we have to charge you for our time to rectify the problem. If Skydell Contracting Inc. supplies the materials, it is our responsibility to make sure everything arrived correctly and in good condition or to correct the problem if it did not. Few customers find that it’s worth their time and energy to take off from work to return or exchange something, not to mention the risk of project delays until you find the time to do so.

Q: What about lead and asbestos?

A: Skydell Contracting is trained to handle lead and asbestos and we employ demolition crews who are professionally licensed to remove lead from homes and buildings older than 1978.

Q: Once my job begins, can we keep in touch via email?

A: Absolutely! We are available by phone, email, text message and postal mail.

Q: Will you or a Skydell representative be on site during the work?

A: Yes, you will be assigned a Project Manager who will be your daily contact for any job related questions. He is responsible for managing all the subcontractors (Electrician, Plumber, Tile Installer, etc.) and will check on your job in person every day to make sure the work is being done properly and according to schedule.

Q: How much of a mess can I expect while remodel work is being done?

A: We pride ourselves on keeping your home as clean as possible. Obviously, some jobs are messier than others, but we always take precautions to project your home, including using floor protection, plastic zip walls to keep dust down, and other approaches.

Q: What types of payment do you accept?

A: We accept personal and business checks or cash. We do not accept credit cards, as this allows us to avoid high bank credit card fees and provide you with a more competitive cost estimate.

Q: Does Skydell Contracting Inc. warranty their work?

A: We have a one year workmanship warranty on all the work we perform.



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