installation quoting practice
Is this normal practice?
I've asked someone from a local (reputable) fireplace store to give me an estimate on installing a chimney for a woodburning stove.
The are asking $55 just to visit to give me a quote AND they say that I need to get a roofing contractor involved in addition because it's a metal roof. There is nothing tricky about the installation - standard 6" flue, one story building w sloping ceiling (no attic), gently sloping roof. They must be kidding - do they just not want the work???? Doesn't a chimney installation include whatever is involved with the roof?
One guy from the store already came to the house, but was incapable of a) answering any technical questions and b) giving a price. I didn't understand why he came and not an installer.
remark, I'm not buying the actual stove from the store.