My common contractor, who is also my tennis teammate, was making fun of me for spending $6,000 for replacing my forty 12 months outdated gravity furnace that was lined with asbestos. All else being equal, I might slightly pay someone for a number of additional hours of time to do a high quality job than know they’re getting X quantity and dashing end and transfer onto the subsequent project. It additionally helps the contractor to higher plan for their prices beforehand, in order that they needn’t include as huge of a contingency” quantity of their estimate.
It is true, competitors does encourage higher bids, and so you may additionally assume that having a number of competing contractors engaged on the identical job on the same time would encourage them to carry out higher and one-up one another. Before you begin a remodeling job, invite the local Habitat for Humanity chapter … Read the rest