When you’re given a cheap price estimate for having our wood floor installed, you probably want to jump for joy- after all, who doesn’t like a good deal? Before you start your happy dance, though, you should look further into the contractor in question. Why? Cheap prices look good on paper, but can often result in low quality work.
To be sure that you aren’t tempted by cheap prices, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t hire the cheapest contractor you can find.
Bad reviews Cheap contractors probably didn’t start off being as cheap as they are. Chances are, most of them lowered their prices after they started to receive unfavorable reviews. Upon seeing and hearing those reviews, they lowered their service prices to try and override the bad customer reviews that they got. This was probably done in hopes of winning back old customers and enticing new customers to ignore the negative reviews.
Lack of training An uncertified contractor isn’t able to charge premium prices, so when you run into a cheap contractor, it’s possible that he or she is uncertified. An uncertified contractor won’t have the knowledge or professional experience that is required from a tradesman in order to successfully complete the job. Even if the contractor has training, he or she probably doesn’t have the official certification and proof of training that a more expensive contractor might have.
Reoccurring problems By letting a cheap contractor complete your flooring installation, you’re setting yourself up for the possibility of problems arising. The problems in question might not pop up until years after the floor has been installed, but once they do, they might become reoccurring issues. This is due to the cheap contractor making mistakes or carelessly installing your floor. In the long run, hiring a professional to fix your cheap contractor’s mistakes, can end up being costly.
Job completion time When you need a floor to be installed, you probably want it to be installed sooner rather than later and within a reasonable amount of time. Hiring a cheap contractor is no way to guarantee that the job will be completed in a timely manner. Going back to what we said about lack of training, the contractor might have little to no training and therefore, take a longer time to get the job done. This, depending on your schedule, can be a major inconvenience.
When you hire us to install your wood floors, you can be sure that none of the above factors will apply. We are certified, professional, have good reviews, and can get the job done quickly.