Have you ever called a construction contractor for an estimate only to feel like you’re a burden to their time? Another thing we’ve heard a lot is of a contractor saying they’ll come measure up your job only to go ‘ghost’ and never be seen again. Then you’ve also got the building companies that come to your house, scope out the project, but the estimate seems to get lost in their e-mail. With us, a free estimate is guaranteed.
One thing we like to stress at Snap Construction is that we want you to utilize our free estimate service. We enjoy the opportunity to discuss your project with you and give you an idea of your options. An estimate is by no means a contract – we just like to tell you the scope of the work that is needed and a rough outlook of what the cost will be. Here are some more things you need to know about estimates and the bidding process:
You Should Have a Thorough Understanding Of Your Project Scope
One of the reasons contractors like ourselves offer free estimates is so that you truly know the entirety of your project before you begin obtaining financing or prep for the work to start. Say you need a new Minneapolis roof for example. The sheathing might also be rotted and needs replacement as well as soffit, fascia, flashing, and more. Many times contractors won’t know the severity of the damage until we get actually ripping into it but usually we have a good idea of the scope.
To Compare Pricing
Free estimates from multiple contractors will give you a firm estimate of exactly what the project should entail. Not only that, it will give you a great idea of the average cost you’re going to need to budget for. A contractor that is priced way ahead of the others raises some red flags – but so does one that has bid too low. It’s important to make sure that contractors are all bidding the same work in order to compare pricing. Also, it’s recommended that pricing should only be one of the factors in choosing who to work with – the others being deadline, reputation, payment terms, licensing and insurance, etc.
To Weed Out Contractors
If a contractor can’t even meet you for a free estimate, what does that tell you about their ability to meet deadlines? At Snap Construction our dedication to customer service starts with our very first contact. It’s not just an estimate, it’s an informal meeting for both parties to exchange information. We’ll try our best to give you an accurate project timeline and price while making sure you’re fully aware of the work that’s going to be completed.
So there you go, give us a call today! 612-333-SNAP (7627)