To ensure you don’t go over budget on your home improvement project, it’s important that the estimate your contractor provides is comprehensive and accurate. In this blog, siding and roofing contractor Tango & Gatti shares some tips on how to make sure you receive an accurate estimate.
Don’t Prioritize Price Over Quality
Carefully scrutinize every quote you receive, and don’t automatically assume that the lowest quoted price is the best deal. Unscrupulous contractors cut corners just to get that low bid. A good roofing and siding contractor may present you with a higher bid, but the quality you’ll be getting if you choose them will make it well worth it.
Understand How Size Affects Cost
It goes without saying that the size of your home will affect the cost of the project. More square footage means more materials and more labor, so don’t be surprised if you receive a higher estimate than that of a neighbor with a smaller home.
Think Long Term
Everyone wants a great deal, but often you have to pay more to get better quality siding. Remember that whatever the result of your siding replacement will be, you will have to live with it for the next 20 years or so. Weigh factors such as longevity, impact resistance, maintenance requirements, energy efficiency and warranty coverage before you make your choice. The upfront cost may end up a little bit higher, but the long-term value you’ll receive by going with a higher-quality material and a more experienced contractor may save you money in the long run.