Hello, not very experienced on here, or with home ownership...but here's my question: I have a chimney chase rebuild (due to water damage/leak). Original estimate was $6,000-$8,000 for labor and painting. Materials estimate $750-$950. Labor hours have gone over estimate by about 6 hours (not including the painting hours which haven't happened yet - those are expected to be 10 hours), increasing total cost to about $10,500. That's about $1500 over highest end of original estimate. How do you more experienced folks handle situations like this?