Hatch Homes highly recommends to our homeowners that they receive multiple quotes for their remodeling project. This is especially true when It comes to siding, roofing and windows installation and replacement. Hatch finds that 3 to 5 quotes is the sweet spot.
There are a few reasons for this:
1) Interviews, not estimates
We suggest that you view appointments with contractors as interviews. Beyond securing prices, it is important to take time to assess the level of expertise and value that a contractor will bring to your home remodeling project.
2) Outlier Pricing
When you receive multiple quotes, you’re able to compare prices against one another. If a price is significantly higher and lower than the others, it is important to understand why. Is a contractor attempting to price gouge by pricing artificially high? Does a contractor not know the level of detail needed for a project by pricing low?
3) Making The Best Decision
The more options, the better. Multiple estimates allows homeowners to compare and contrast siding, roofing, and window installation companies. Finding the right match is vitally important to a remodeling project’s success.