It is never too late to get a second opinion especially when it comes to home improvement projects in the home. It is not uncommon for minor issues to arise during a job, but if your contractor suddenly informs you that there will be a major increase in cost beyond the original agreement, you must get a second opinion. Just because you have a contract with one contractor doesn’t mean you cannot protect yourself by having another set of eyes take a look, and it could save you big bucks if the original contractor is practicing some shady business tactics.
The Source of the Problem
- Contractor Caused the Problem: Getting a second opinion could help you determine whether or not the repair was caused by the original contractor. Illegitimate contractors what to get out of paying for a mistake that they made so they will try to convince you that the problem was there all along. Don’t pay for a repair that shouldn’t be your problem.
- Contractor Discovered the Problem: When you are looking to hire a contractor, you will often have bids performed. Many of us end up choosing the cheapest option because we don’t want to spend more than we have to. However, the reason one contractor was able to offer the job so cheap could be due to the fact that they never considered the entire scope of the project. They will then add on huge costs as the project goes on, and this sort of behavior is deceptive and could land you with a much larger bill than anticipated in the end.
When in Doubt…Get a Second Opinion!
Even if you have to pay a little out of pocket to have a second opinion performed, it is always in your best interest to do so if you feel there is even a slight possibility that you are being scammed by your current contractor. Some companies may even do this service for free, but you have to give them a call.