This Old #%&@*$ House

Paleocon wrote:

Hmmm.

Okay. I got a bunch more quotes and have some math to do.

The two that are highest in the running are:

The low bid who came in at $10,444.

The mid bid who came in at $13,588 but is offering 24 months same as cash.

Both look like the same materials and scope of work.

Should I take the lower bid or count on inflation and the future cost of money?

Inflation / NPV isn't going to account for 35%... besides cost also consider how good the people were to work with and talk to, did they show up on time, do they just sub contract out the job or do it themselves, did they explain how they would avoid damaging your deck, etc. Compare reviews of the two companies also.