Extreme Low Prices from a Contractor Can Be a Red Flag

For most people considering a home remodeling project, budget is an important consideration. You want to spend your hard-earned money wisely and get the most for your money. It’s important that your contractor respects your financial priorities and strives to keep costs within your budget limitations.

However, be careful about making a choice based on cost alone. When it comes to home remodeling contractors, you do often get what you pay for. If a contractor quotes you an amazingly low price, that may be cause for concern—or at least further investigation. When a contractor quotes an unrealistically low fee, this could signify one of several things:

  • They are inexperienced in that particular type of projects and unfamiliar with the cost of labor and materials involved—meaning your bill may quickly skyrocket once the job begins.
  • The contractor may plan to try and cut costs by using lower-quality materials or rushing through the process, cutting corners that could affect the appearance and integrity of the work.
  • The contractor may be able to work more cheaply because they aren’t paying for things like insurance or licenses/certifications that reputable businesses do.
  • Worst case scenario: the contractor just wants to get the initial payment from you, and has no intention of completing the job.

At RW Remodeling, we know you work hard for your money, and we’ll do everything in our power to keep the budget reasonable—while also keeping it realistic. We won’t hit you with nasty surprises or cut corners that would result in a disappointing final product.

Jim Weisman (685 Posts)

Jim Weisman founded RW Remodeling in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995. Jim’s strong belief in the importance of ethical standards, honest communication and quality work make RW Remodeling a unique home remodeling company. For more than 19 years, Jim Weisman and his team have been proudly delivering what their customers want; their dream home.