Don't Get Robbed By Your Deck Building Contractor
I don't know how many times I run into situations where
the homeowner fell in love with the first contractor that came to their
home. They never took the time to get any more estimates and ended up
getting robbed by their deck building contractor. Don't let this happen
If you enjoy wasting your money, go ahead and hire the first deck building contractor that comes to your home. If you're not interested in wasting your money and would really like to get a fair price for building your new deck, you should get at least three bids from three different contractors.
If you live in a small community, where there are only a couple of deck building contractors, you should try to go outside of your area to find additional contractors. The reason why I'm saying this is because some contractors in small communities form a monopoly and share jobs between each other, while charging homeowners outrageous prices.
When you do finally get three bids from three different deck building contractors you can compare each one of the estimates to each other. If the estimates aren't easy to understand, contact the contractors and have them explain the building contract to you. It's not going to do you much good, to have three different construction contracts, if you don't know what they're actually saying.
To give you a quick summary, you must get at least three bids from qualified deck building contractors and make sure that you have the ability to compare their bids against each other. If you really don't want to get robbed by a deck building contractor, you will follow the advice that I have given you.