Planning a home remodeling project soon?

As many Minnesota homeowners have discovered, any home improvement can become overwhelming.  But we can guarantee that your next home improvement remodeling project will go more smoothly if you know a few of the insider tricks:

Plan Ahead 

Making your product selections before construction starts will prevent any delays later on.  With a proper planning stage will also help keep you on top of your budget as well.  As you're working with your contractor on the written quote, get specific in terms of materials and color.  The more things that are pinned down at the start, the smoother things will go later on.

Remembering the BIG Picture

When selecting products also keep in mind long-term maintenance requirements, energy efficiency, as well as any repair expenses; these issues can add up quickly.  Ensure that you include these issues into your calculations when comparing prices.

Hiring/Finding Good Help

When hiring a MN building and remodeling contractor, in general look for a home improvement company  that hasmore than three years of experience.  Another plus is one who has a membership in the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and a good record within the Better Business Bureau.  Also look at positive customer references.  (Don't just rely on reviews; ask for names of recent customers you can contact.)  Make sure that you hire a contractor you feel comfortable with and trust.

Visiting a Contractor's Job Site

Make it a priority when comparing remodeling companies to visit one of their current job sites.  The best remodeling companies will operate in a clean and well organized work sites, as well as taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety, and they will also keep a low profile in a neighborhood.

Being a Good Boss

The most important task that you can accomplish during a home improvement project, other than writing checks, is treating your contractors well.  Make it easy for them to get along with you, be honest about what you want, and show them that you do appreciation for the work that they are doing for you.

A Detailed Contract – Insist On It

If you jump head over heels into a home improvement project with an ambiguous contract or no contract at all, you may as well hire a lawyer and set a court date.  Ensure that your contract has the correct address of where the work is to be completed, the start date, the end date, and what exactly is to be accomplished, and what is not to be done.  Payment schedule and material specifics should be included.

Contact us here at Quarve to find out how we can help you with your next remodel. We want to make sure you can check off all the needs for a remodel that you have.  We are a NARI member, and we've been helping Minneapolis and St. Paul area homeowners with exterior home improvement for over 30 years.  And we'd be happy to put you in touch with some of our recent customers to find out just how well we deliver on our promises.  We offer roofing, siding, replacement windows and doors, and other services.