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Question DetailsAsked on 8/18/2015

Is it common to pay for an estimate for remodeling projects?

I'm looking around for a contractor to work with regarding some water damage in my family room and basement.
I currently have a insurance claim in process. I heard back from one today who wanted $150 for the estimate. The price would be refunded if he gets the job. Is this a common practice? Is that price standard?

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In 40 years of home improvement, I have never recieved money to give an estimate.

Areas of my background are windows, siding,kitchen remodeling, basement waterproofing and remodeling, gutters, roofing, energy conservation, and currently gutters covers in Nebraska & Iowa.

Jim Casper BBB Integrity Award Winner and Angie's List Super Service Award

ps Body shop estimators sometimes charge for estimate


Answered 4 years ago by jccasper

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