During these recessionary times, the biggest bang you get for your buck as regards home improvement is you getting deferred maintenance done, and done properly.
- If you have a slow leak somewhere, you spend less to get it fixed sooner. We have seen horrendous damage caused by small amounts of water over long periods of time. See below. You deferring it to later always costs more, often significantly more. We’ve seen situations where a $20,000 repair now could have been prevented with a $500 fix three years ago.
- If you are planning to sell your home now, you will not recoup the cost of a new kitchen or bathroom, but if you list your home while it needs $10,000 of repairs, current buyers will need a $15,000 credit to move the purchase forward. You will l save $15,000 on the transaction by spending $10,000 now.
- When you hire a service that prices smaller jobs on a time and materials basis (as we do), you spend only what you need, no more, and no less. A customer like you once saved $4,000 hiring us to repair their backyard pergola, as the other contractors felt it necessary to protect themselves against hidden or unseen damage when they prepared their fixed price bids. We also markup any material we buy and resell to you by only 10%. We are happy to show you our receipts.
- It will always cost you less to have the job done right the first time. Your time has value. We respect that.