Continued from ‘Don’t Hire Cheap Remodeling Contractors. Here’s Why.’
With all that has happened up to this point, emotions are running high. When enough is enough, Jane makes a list and texts XYZ her complaints. For XYZ contractor, her five texts comes out of nowhere. Completely unaware of the list of issues, he thinks Jane’s requests are unreasonable. She’s frustrated. He’s frustrated. Who knows how he and his crew will respond?
Will the quality of their work suffer now that the issues are out on the table?
Possibly. We’ll see. They come to a resolution for the time being – to keep things civil.
XYZ agrees to fix the drywall issues. However, they want to back charge Bill and Jane for extra painting required afterward. Bill and Jane aren’t happy about receiving a change order for work they feel is halfway complete.
What XYZ is charging for what is called Point Up, which should have been included in the original proposal.
Cheap remodeling companies end up charging you on the backend. Beware.
Point Up is the final drywall work needed after primer coat of paint has been applied. Primer reveals imperfections in the drywall. After the reveal, drywall crews add the finishing touches. Painters, then, come back and finish their first and second coats, and in some cases third coats.
Qualified construction companies are knowledgable. They work through their proposals step by step – paying attention to every detail – no wild guesses.
Sometimes without the homeowner’s awareness, quality construction companies will bear the burden of additional costs that may arise due to unforeseen challenges within an already agreed upon scope of work. (Change orders or other work outside of contractual obligation are still billable).
What cheap remodeling contractors do, on the other hand, is they miscalculate and try to get you to buy extra work – putting pressure on you to spend more money. Never succumb to pressure tactics. Fire that company immediately!!
So, how will Bill and Jane’s adventure continue?
We’ll find out in the next edition of ‘Don’t Hire Cheap Remodeling Contractors. Here’s Why.’ Part 3.
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