One of the most important parts of your home improvement project is getting an accurate estimate. An estimate should be as detailed as possible, with all costs outlined clearly. This is a great way to gauge the quality of your contractor, so it is important to select a company that has experience and a commitment to excellence. The neighborhood experts at Richmond Gutters are proud to present this handy guide discussing the vital elements to keep an eye out for when you receive an estimate.
- Associated Costs – Create a budget that includes the cost of labor and materials, as well as any associated licensing or permits and cleanup. Being realistic about the associated costs will keep you from having to pay for surprise expenditures in the middle of your project!
- Documents – Do not ever hire a contractor that is not licensed and insured in the state in which they operate! The value of up-to-date licensing and insurance can not be understated. Ensure your chosen contractor has updated workers’ compensation coverage and liability coverage. This will not be on your estimate, but is nonetheless paramount to avoid getting scammed!
- Materials – When checking the estimate, tell them that you need more than just a lump sum! Make sure your estimate includes an itemized list of all materials associated with your project. Make clear any brands that you would prefer to use. Specify any unique details about your home that the contractor should know. It is your project and your home, so do not be shy about asking for details!
- Responsibilities – If your project requires more than one contractor, be sure you know who will be at your home and what responsibilities they hold. Check your estimate to see work assignments and familiarize yourself with your responsibilities, including caring for pets and vulnerable family members. A reliable contractor should have a courteous staff of professionals and conduct themselves accordingly in and around your home.
At Richmond Gutters, we have been serving the Richmond community for years, and we are proud to help homeowners with their projects. We have been Indianapolis #1 exterior remodeler since 1987, because we put our clients first! From roofing and gutters to siding and windows, Richmond Gutters has you covered! Call us today at (317) 316 – 9309 to schedule your estimate today.