Lots of folks decide to make updates to their home during the spring and summer months. The warm weather makes it an ideal time to get work done on your home. However, it’s important not to rush into anything, and the decision-making process isn’t over just because you’ve hired a contractor for a home improvement project. Keep these four things in mind throughout the process – they could save you a lot of time and money!
Make Sure Your Project Is Code-Compliant
Most areas require that you get a permit to do any kind of serious residential construction. Before you hire a contractor and start knocking holes in the wall for replacement patio doors, contact the appropriate parties in your city or county to make sure your updates are allowed. Otherwise, you could be left having to pay a contractor to effectively “undo” all their work.
The Cost of a Project Can Change
At Mr. Rogers Windows and Doors, our expert consultants will always give you an upfront quote and be transparent as possible about the cost of a window or door installation. However, unfortunate situations occasionally arise during home renovation projects that might lead to expenses that are outside the scope of the project. For example – If you live in an older home, you might have existing structural damage to an area where you want to add a replacement window, or you may need to hire an electrician or plumber to re-route existing wiring or plumbing before construction can take place.
Don’t Settle for The Cheapest Option
It might be tempting to hire a contractor that promises low prices and a quick job. However, they might outsource the labor to unskilled craftsmen or complete the work in a rush, resulting in a shoddy job. This could not only mean a lot of headaches going back and forth with the person you hired – it could also mean you have to hire someone new to re-do their work. In short, you get what you pay for! That’s why we never outsource our labor and only use Certified Master Installers to complete our door and window installations.
Make Sure Your Project Is Within Your Scope
We all want our homes to look amazing and reflect our unique style. However, it’s important to be realistic about your home renovations in relation to your personal budget and time. We all can’t afford our own Parthenons, Taj Mahals, or Sydney Opera Houses – so remain sensible about the scope of your project. There’s a lot you can do to make your home look amazing while keeping a realistic budget.
If you’d like to discuss an upcoming home improvement project with a design consultant from Mr. Rogers, we’d love to chat. You can give us a call or use our online form to request a free in-home consultation. You’ll learn a lot about our products and services, and we’ll be able to make suggestions based on your ideas and budget. There are no strings attached, so what are you waiting for? Contact us today to get started.