If you're like most Minnesota homeowners, your house is the biggest investment you'll ever make.  And it's your personal castle.  Your home says a lot about you and what you want out of life. However, if your home is run down and needs a good fixing, then it's making a negative statement, so it might be time to consider renovating it.

When it comes to renovating your home, you might be excited and want to get started on this process right away. However, you can save yourself some time (and money) by sitting down and actually planning the process out before jumping ahead. Make sure to complete these tasks before you move forward with any home remodeling.

Once you've got an idea of the kind of remodeling project you want, talk with a specialist that knows all about home renovation. A licensed MN home remodeling contractor or a private building inspector can help you evaluate what needs to be fixed or should be updated.  Some contractors may also offer financing or have suggestions for you.  Once you've found financing, take a good look at what's involved - interest rate, payment amounts, length of the loan, etc.  Will this loan cover your planned remodel?  Many homeowners opt for a home equity loan - the amount is based on the equity you have in your home.

And as to choosing the right contractor, doing your homework will pay off.  Home improvements should add value to a home, so you'll want to hire someone who provides only the best in service, products and help. You want someone that is going to be honest with you, as well as provide you with an affordable estimate. Working with the right contractor is essential in a remodeling project. Make sure to do your research - dig deeper into their company to learn more.  Search out reviews on line and ask for references (and then talk to those people).

Before you sign anything and make your first payment, make sure your plans are well detailed in your contract.  You want to make sure that everything is laid out and ready to go before you actually start. You need to make sure you know the total cost, how you're paying for it, what is going to be done, the time frame and so on. By having open communication with the inspector, loan officer, and contractor, you're able to have control of the entire remodel.

Quarve is able to help you with your exterior remodeling this fall.  We do help with a new roof, windows, doors and an assortment of other high quality exterior remodeling work. Check out some of the projects we've done on our Pinterest page.

There's still time to get your project done before the snow flies!  Call us today for a free, no-obligation estimate.  763.785.1472.  We are a licensed MN exterior home improvement contractor.