Beware of Your Remodeling Quote Price – What Might Not Be Included
Consider what’s included on your remodeling quote…and what isn’t.
Your remodeling quote can be helpful when it comes to budgeting your remodeling project and getting an idea of the rates for a particular remodeling company. However, before you put too much stock in it remember that quotes are sometimes called estimates for a reason. Even an excellent, honest remodeling company will present the best figure they can before starting the project, but might not be able to predict everything that could come along. Here are a few costs that might not be anticipated until the job starts.
If water damage is bad enough, your remodeling contractor may be able to spot it during the quote stages. However, water damage can be a sneaky thing. Often, homeowners and contractors alike don’t notice it until they start to take the wall apart. And water damage can be an expensive issue to solve. However, you can try to anticipate the cost by watching your water bill closely. If you notice sudden upticks in your costs, you may have an issue with a leak or water damage.
Mold and Mildew
This often goes hand-in-hand with water damage, as mold needs dark and damp to grow. Mold, too, can be hard to spot right away. It grows inside the walls or in dark corners where it can be hard to see, and getting rid of mold can be another distressingly unexpected cost. You may be able to notice mold from a musty scent in the house. If you have water damage in your home, you can also expect that there’s a good chance of mold. You can also schedule a mold inspection before you have your remodeling project done, if you have the time.
Quotes Estimated Incorrectly
Sometimes the quotes are just estimated incorrectly. That’s why it’s important to get more than one quote when shopping for a remodeling contractor. Some quotes may seem cheap on the face, but when the work is done, you’ll find that they were full of hidden costs. It’s better to have a contractor that’s honest with you upfront, no hidden cost and no surprises. If you’re still worried that you may be surprised by costs that the contractor didn’t expect, ask them how they typically deal with that kind of thing. This will give you an idea of the contractor themselves, not just the cost.
At MBC Remodeling, we always promise a detailed quote with everything itemized in writing. We promise no hidden costs or surprises. Have a question about our quotes? Contact us today for more information.