Tips for a Thorough Estimate

Gone are the days of walking in with a tape measure and giving a potential client an off-the-cuff estimate or simply adding labor plus materials to get the price. In order to reliably make a profit in the installation business, rely on these proven tips.

Determine What Everything Cost Per Square Foot

Since a majority of your estimates are based on a square footage figure, you will need to translate all cost into a per-square-foot figure.

These may seem like a lot of numbers to crunch, but once you take the time to fully calculate all these costs and translate them into a per-foot cost for one job, you should be able to use your formula to simply plug in the particular details of future jobs.