Go with a Pro: Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler
Ever hear the saying, “You get what you pay for?” Well there’s another one that goes with it, “You get what you don’t pay for, too.”
When it comes to home remodeling, homeowners face the dilemma of balancing their desire for a professional job with the lowest possible price. In the end, you need to consider that what you pay for directly correlates with the type of quality, service and happiness that you’ll receive. Since May is National Remodeling Month, we wanted to spend some time talking about the benefits of hiring a professional remodeler.
Remodeling is a Service, Not Just a Product
You can have the most expensive products out there, and still get poor service from your remodeler. Service includes all the things we can’t see when you look at the final project. Do you want to look at your brand new kitchen and think about how happy you are with your investment, or do you want to be reminded of all the stress and frustration that went into it?
Find Professionals First, Bids Second
Shift your focus to finding a professional remodeler, then go about getting a quote on your job. If the quote is higher than what you budgeted, work with the remodeler to decide where you can cut back or what you can postpone to keep the project on budget. For example, you can always have the remodeler frame in a fireplace to be installed later, but he can’t upgrade the company’s customer service if there wasn’t any to begin with.
Experience Matters, So Does Reputation
We have been in business for almost 35 years. Longevity suggests financial stability, which is necessary to finish a job and still be available if problems come up in the future. To us, the sign of a successful project is the customer’s level of satisfaction. If they would hire us again, it means we did our job right. Better yet, if they would refer us to their family and friends, it means we earned their trust.
Paying Less Could Mean Paying More
Choosing a remodeler based on the cheapest price could result in paying more later. For example, surprise charges can rack up easily without a comprehensive budget and plan up front. Or poor quality can mean future repairs that require hiring a real professional to fix. But ultimately the extra cost of a professional remodeler will pay for itself in the satisfaction you’ll get from the many years of enjoying the completed project.