06 Aug Why a Cheap Quote for Patio or Pool Screen Enclosures Is a Bad Idea
When your little voice tells you to be careful, you should listen. When a rock-bottom bid tempts your pocketbook, your little voice is your best friend. A cheap quote on patio or pool screen enclosure cost and installation can net long-term problems that cancel out up-front savings. If a contractor comes up with quote that is too good to be true, you need to start asking questions.
Here’s a list of questions to ask those potential pool screen enclosure companies.
How Reputable Is the Company?
A reputable business is proud of its work and its credentials, so visit a prospective contractor’s website. Is the company registered with Florida’s Division of Business and Professional Regulation? If not, you might be dealing with a contractor who can’t meet state requirements. What is their rating with the Better Business Bureau? Check out online consumer reviews. People share all kinds of information about project costs, customer service and follow-up care. If a cheap contractor has a bad reputation, you’ll hear about it.
What Do You Get For Your Money?
Every job’s cost depends on two factors: material and labor. How well that project holds up over the years also depends on both factors. If the dollar estimates on your new screen enclosure cost far less than other bids, ask to see details about screening, framing and finishing materials. Find out if the contractor’s crews are industry-trained and what kind of scheduling to expect. Cheap bids are based on low-cost materials and minimum labor, and that means you’re getting less than the best for your money.
Why Consider a Higher Bid?
When you compare different patio or pool screen enclosure cost breakdowns, it’s important to think past the figures on paper. They cover the estimate for actual construction, but a higher bid offers much more. You enjoy design services, reliable scheduling and written warranties. It’s not your job to handle paperwork, so a reputable company takes care of all building permits as well as plan preparation for homeowners’ associations. Cheap quotes don’t cover the extras, and they never include the customer service that you expect and deserve.
The bottom line is your new screen enclosure will be an extension of your home. It’s your responsibility to protect your home’s investment. As a side bonus, we hope this list will also help you protect your wallet.
It’s important to know as much as possible about any company that wants your business, so we welcome your questions here at American Screen Contractors. We never cut corners, and our commitment to quality materials and workmanship shows in everything we do. If you’d like more information about patio and pool screen enclosures, give us a call at 407-847-9322. We’re proud of all our work throughout central Florida, and we look forward to earning your business.