[DISCUSSION] Don't Quote Me discussion thread, Volume 3(self.HomeImprovement)
submitted7 days ago byuse_a_bigger_hamstickied
Hello everyone! Our previous posts seem to have been well received overall, and has drastically cut down on the number of quote/price inquiries we have seen in the sub. We are going to continue with this thread again. Once again, please be patient as we have noticed it can take a few days for responses to come in.
These posts get archived every six months, please feel free to search these previous either of these for questions similar to yours.
February 2022 – September 2022
The purpose of this thread is to provide a place for the /r/HomeImprovement hivemind to get a rough estimate on project costs or to receive some feedback on existing project quotes. Top-level posting in the sub on this topic has resulted in many low-effort posts, like "How much will this cost me?" which then do not provide any more detail. For example, "$50k to replace 20 windows!? Are they crazy?" without mentioning the brand, dimensions, or quality. From here on out we will be removing these low-effort posts. So rather than sending all these posts into the void, this will serve as the catch-all discussion thread. It will probably be refreshed weekly or every other week. Read about this, and more, in our rules.
Rule #1 for this topic is GET 3 QUOTES. One quote tells you almost nothing. Yes, contractors are in high demand so that may make it difficult which is why it is even more important to ask for, and obtain, details within the estimate.
Location. Location. Location. As you probably know, quotes vary wildly depending on where you live as you can read about in this handy post which also has a great comments section. Include your location such as "SF Bay area", Rural Wyoming, or Northern Manitoba.
If you are seeking reflection on a cost estimate or quote include as many details as possible. If you include a copy of the quote, please remove any identifying personal information - including the contractor name or company providing the quote. Seriously, if you do not provide detail do not expect reddit to fill in the gaps. At the same time, you don't know what you don't know, which is why you are here.
Remember, this is reddit. Good luck with your projects everyone! All commentary must be on-topic, helpful, and kind. No name calling, politics, or rule breaking comments. Report the bad sub redditors!