When remodeling or constructing a new building, quality stonework can add a unique, ageless aesthetic. Regardless of whether you know exactly what you want and how you want it or if you only have the vaguest idea, picking the right masonry contractor is the biggest factor in your satisfaction with the result. There are several strategies that you can employ to make sure you find the right masonry contractor for your work at the best price.
Getting the Right Price
The first thing that a customer will ask about after describing the job to a potential contractor is how much it is going to cost. It is very important to shop around different masonry contractors to ascertain the price range and to make sure that no one is trying to rip you off. Depending on the area and the quality and reputation of the contractor, prices can vary significantly. From the contractor’s point of view, there are a lot of factors that go into the initial quote such as the type of stone, intricacy of the work, and required travel distance. Communicate your needs as well as possible so that a contractor does not make an incorrect assumption, leading to an inaccurate quote.
Despite what some people think, price is not the only factor to consider when investing in a masonry project. As widely as different contractors may vary in price, they will also vary in workmanship quality. Make sure to ask to see other examples of a contractor’s work, ideally work very similar to that which you are requesting, before making your decision. If one contractor’s quote is significantly lower than another’s, try to determine the reason before instantly hiring them. It is likely that they do not fully understand what is expected of them or that they do not have a high reputation for quality.
It is easier than ever to find out information on the quality of contractors through the countless online review and quality assurance resources that are available. Using online tools as well as recommendations from friends or your general contractor ensures that past customers have been satisfied with a potential contractor’s work. Finding the contractor that will do the highest quality job is the best way to ensure you get the best experience and are satisfied with the work in the long term.
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For other questions regarding commercial masonry restoration, feel free to contact DelPrete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your commercial masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.