Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I Want A Renovation Quote On My Cottage Should I Wait Till The End Of The Season?


We were looking for a quote for a renovation for our cottage, should we wait till the end of the season to get one?


Absolutely not. Renovation contractors might be extremely busy throughout the summer season but they are busy doing the work that they quoted in the spring.

Usually contractors around late July and early August are looking for jobs to quote. When you wait until September/October you are actually asking them for a quote at one of their most busiest times of the year for not only work but for quoting.

If you wait until the end of the season to get a quote you will be risking having to wait for the contractor to get back to you with the quote. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait for at least a month depending on the size of the project that you want quoted. A lot of contractors end up so busy in the fall that they aren’t able to quote you the work and then do the job until the late winter or early spring.

If you were to ask for a quote in the early to middle of the summer then you would get an accurate quote and you would have your choice of the timing that you want the contractor to start and finish the job.

My recommendation going forward would be to never wait to get a quote for anything that you want, you can always ask the contractor to schedule you later in the year without having to wait.

Rob Abbott
Village Builders Inc.

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