When it comes to home improvement projects you should stick to the three-bid rule. This is the rule that recommends you get bids from at least three different contractors and compare them with each other to get the best possible value. While this is true for smaller projects like painting your home’s exterior or having new gutters installed, in today’s article pro exterior and interior remodeler Highland Design and Build explains why this is not necessarily the case for large-scale construction projects.
How Many Bids Should You Consider?
We get asked this question a lot and in our years of experience, we found that it is best to look for the two top companies that match your needs. Many homeowners believe that getting several bids is a great way to compare prices but when it comes to a major home remodel, the cost is not necessarily the most important factor to consider.
While a low bid is definitely important, you have to ask yourself what could this low bid be missing? If a bid is too low, it could mean that your home remodeler is sacrificing quality and design. Picking a contractor based on price alone is definitely a big mistake. Instead, what you should do is select a contractor that you can trust who is reliable and has a reputation for excellent work.
For major home remodeling projects, be sure to find a company that can bring your ideas to life. Look at their previous work and see if it is something that appeals to you. Call up their references and ask about their experience with working with that company. Make sure that they are properly licensed and they are a member of a professional trade association. A large project is a considerable investment so it is important that you are 100% happy with the results.
Why Choose Highland Design and Build?
Highland Design and Build is the go-to company when it comes to custom home remodeling. We pride ourselves in gaining an understanding of what our customers need and are experts in putting together a plan and executing it flawlessly. Give us a call at (205) 386-8660 or fill out our contact form and let’s discuss how we can help in turning that dream remodeling project into a reality.