How Do I Get A Good Job Done, At Low Prices?
I can't think of too many people that aren't concerned
about quality and price. Most of the time the two of these things don't
go hand in hand. If you find an inexpensive contractor, there's a good
chance that their quality level might not meet your standards.
If you're truly looking for the lowest priced contractor but you would like to have a high quality job done, you should explain this to the contractors over the phone, before you waste their time and yours.
One of the biggest problems with quality control in the construction business is that you really don't know if the person working on your home has enough experience, until the job is actually done. I don't have a magic formula or finding the lowest priced workers who will produce high-quality projects, but I can tell you this, if you ask a few questions, you're probably going to get a better idea than just taking someone's word for it.
Ask these questions, to the contractor while you have them on the phone. How much do you charge per hour? How much will it cost to complete my job? Do you have any guarantees on your work and materials? Can you guarantee me a low price with high-quality construction?
If you don't ask the questions, you're never going to know the answers. I'm not telling you that every contractor is going to be honest with you, but it's a start in the right direction. Most experienced contractors aren't going to be working for low wages and will tell you so over the phone.
They're not interested in wasting any of their time and they will usually express this in different ways while you're talking to them over the phone. It might take some time to find the lowest priced contractor who will provide you with high-quality services, but if that's truly what you're looking for, you're going to need to start calling contractors and asking the right questions, until you find one.