One of the things we stress at Snap Construction, even as one of the leading home renovators in a competitive Twin Cities market, is getting multiple bids for your home renovation remodeling project. It is a part of responsible home ownership and lets you know that the scope, budget, and time frame of a project is on par across a multitude of companies.
Homeowners should know why it’s important to acquire 2-3 bids for a remodel, but do you actually know how to go about doing that? Here are some questions to ask and details to include when finding the best contractor for your renovation:
Know Who You Need to Get Bids From
What can be tough about acquiring bids and figuring out a price for your home renovation is that it may involve multiple contractors of many different niche specialties. A bathroom remodel, for example, will not only need a contractor, but also a plumber and electrician. General contractors can take care of this by getting bids for all secondary bids themselves and putting the whole project under a blanket estimate. However, some homeowners choose to bid out electrical, plumbing, etc. on their own to get the best pricing.
Create a Project Description
At Snap Construction, we come to your home and provide a free estimate for the work you want completed. That being said, you can help the process go seamlessly by creating a project description. Think of a project description as a “mini business plan” that outlines as specific as possible your renovation goals and desires. There’s no such thing as being too detailed with this writeup including how you want old materials disposed of, materials you may have, work you might do yourself, etc.
The project description also allows you to send the same project goals to each contractor you get a bid from. You want to know you’re comparing apples to apples in this process. One companies bid might be super low, but they also didn’t take into account demo, electrical, cleanup, etc.
Don’t Be Afraid to Convey Your Needs
Even as a construction contractor ourselves, one thing we want to share with the homeowner is that you are not at the mercy of the builder. It actually helps us out if you explain your desired budget, timeline needs, scope of work you want completed, and basically what you’re looking for overall in the project. We strive on giving customers what they want, it just helps to know what that is too!
Get Bids in Multiple Ways
Another thing that we like to tell our potential customers is that it never hurts to get information. If you are looking for project information or just have general construction inquiries. you can contact Snap Construction via phone, email, or an online quote request. We provide a free estimate and inspection with no obligations. We enjoy the opportunity to interact with our Twin Cities neighbors and want to help you beautify your property in whatever way possible.
We look forward to hearing about your upcoming Minneapolis roofing, siding, windows, insulation, or deck projects!