Is it fair for us to ask for pricing in advance from contractors before meeting in person?
We understand your concern to get the best contractor at the right price so that you can stick to your budget. You should consider a few downfalls to asking for pricing in advance.
Asking a contractor for pricing over the phone in advance really isn’t fair to you or the contractor. Without spending time talking to you in person or doing an inspection of your home they will not be able to give you a realistic quote on the work. The best contractors will always look at your project and see elements and options that you may not have considered. They may find efficiencies that can save you time and money. Most importantly, they may even find issues that could cost you thousands of dollars more if they were not caught and properly planned for in advance.
Instead of asking for pricing in advance, we recommend the following:
- Do your homework in advance and check with the Better Business Bureau for the highest-rated contractor related to the services you need in your area.
- Read through any and all online reviews for those contractors to see what real customers are saying about them.
- Set up meetings in person with the 3 highest-rated contractors who best meet the level of service you are looking for.
- Be fair and open with your needs and budget constraints so that they can deliver a fair and accurate quote for your upcoming project.
This is our preferred process at Window Xperts of Raleigh and we call it our In-Home Instant Quote. We are highly trained to help you find just what you need at a price you can afford as opposed to giving out inaccurate quotes that are unfair to our customers. Your quote will always include products, labor, materials, removal, disposal, and taxes. Our energy-efficient and American-made ProVia replacement windows also come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Transferable Labor Guarantee!
It’s normal to have questions about any home improvement project. We understand that this process can feel intimidating and that’s why we will be by your side to help you every step of the way!