Estimating vinyl siding for a house or other structure can become a time consuming process. First the time to drive to property, then measure the house. After that, you need to determine the amount of areas to remove, and finally think about how the piece lengths will work together.
A couple of years ago siding contractors could get by using rules of thumb and rough estimates. At the time homeowners were not cost conscience, the overriding issue was a long waiting list to get their house resided.
How things have changed.
Now there are more siding contractors running around fighting for the same jobs, and homeowners have become very aware of cost. Now dollars matter more and a bid twenty dollars less will win the business.
Because of all this siding estimates need to be very accurate now, more so than ever before.
However, there are also more bids to be done now so you cannot take much time to finish a vinyl siding estimate before moving on to the next.
This is why many successful contractors have started using takeoff and estimating software, even in this slow period. They understand to survive in the current climate they must be able to produce accurate, timely estimates, so investing in the tools that allow them to do just that is sound business.
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