9s: How do you choose the best home remodelers for a project?
SCOTT MOSBY: When looking for a doctor, do we shop by price or by expertise and care? Some things – like your health - are just too important to shop by price. Same goes for your house, which just might be your biggest financial investment. So, you need to protect that.
To avoid feeling ripped off, look for quality; because the benefit of paying for quality is that you pay for it once. There’s no value in paying to correct a problem. Bad work requires double the time and money to fix, many times costing you more than the original quote from a company that strived to do it right the first time.
The old saying “you get what you pay for” really applies to remodeling projects. You deserve honest work for an honest price. A quality professional considers all the details to come up with a fair price for the work, which should also be backed with a warranty. You need to feel secure that they will be there in the future to support you.
This kind of quality and service usually comes with a higher price tag. But think about the price and quality difference between different models of cars from the same automaker. That same concept applies to the companies you let work on your home.
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