When it comes to planning home improvement projects like a sunroom addition, getting an estimate seems like it should be the easy part. But this is often where the first disconnect between contractor and homeowner happens. Fortunately, if you keep these tips in mind, you’re more likely to get a bid you can count on.
Look for a Builder With a Stellar Reputation
Builders with strong reputations for excellent service usually start off on the right foot with clients by providing bids that are reliable. Seek out building and home improvement contractors with established reputations for integrity and trust every step of the way.
Make Sure Your Bid Includes All the Costs
Review the bids you receive carefully. Compare what is and isn’t included in each. In addition to materials and labor, you should also see any relevant expenses like taxes, permit and inspection fees, and subcontracted work if needed from plumbers and electricians.
An Aggressive Push to Sign Off Is a Red Flag
Builders often provide bids that are valid for a limited amount of time, which is reasonable because the costs of a project can change over time. But if your builder pressures you to sign a contract because the bid is good for 24 hours, use caution. A dependable bid shouldn’t be contingent on making a snap decision with a project as important as this.
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