When you need to have more space in the home, often homeowners will look toward room additions to help solve the problem. The need for more space can vary from household to household. Adding on to the home can provide the needed space the homeowner requires. When investing in a room addition, you can add value to the home and make your home suit your needs better. However, many people fear starting a room addition due to a few horror stories about the project going all wrong. My-General Contractor knows the ins and outs of home additions and would like to share a few steps you can take to prevent any major disasters when beginning a room addition.
Hire a Reputable General Contractor
A room addition is no DIY task. When investing in a room addition, you will need a reputable contractor. For some people the horror story of their room addition began with their contractor. You will want a skilled team that knows all codes and regulations for the room addition to ensure the add-on is done correctly. Along with skill and knowledge, they will need to be properly licensed and insured. When looking for a contractor that meets all of the necessary requirements, you will want to not only look at the credentials but also their review. See what other people are saying about the contractor you are considering hiring. When looking through reviews some notable qualities you will want are someone who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, helpful, experienced, and provides timely services. You will find your room addition will go smoothly without any major hang-ups during the project.
Detailed Plan to Build Room Addition
Many disruptions and or delays during a room addition or any remodel project often occurs due to poor planning. Before beginning a room addition, you will want to go over all of the details with the contractor. You and the contractor must be on the same page and are both aware of all of the details of the project. Room additions often require having permits in place, having a complete material list, and steps for a timely project planned out. With proper planning neither the homeowner nor the contractor has to run into any surprises.
Get All Needed Building Permits
Depending on the room addition, the homeowner will require certain types of building permits before the work can begin. Some of the worst horror stories starts with no permits. When knocking down walls and adding on to the home the city will need to grant you a building permit. You cannot begin work without the building permits from the city or county. A good contractor should make sure you have all of the right permits and shouldn’t begin working without them. Again, a room addition will go much smoother with a knowledgeable contractor who will make sure all of the building permits are in place.
Know How Long Home Addition Will Take
Sometimes a homeowner can become frustrated with a room addition because of how long the project is taking. Depending on the size of the addition, and any obstacles or challenges to overcome, room addition timeline can greatly vary. When it comes to a project, the homeowner should be made aware of how long it will take to complete the room addition. The contractor should be able to give a close estimate of how long the project should take. Weather conditions can interfere with the project at times, which the homeowner should be prepared for as well. However, a homeowner shouldn’t have to live with a room addition project for too long. If the project seems to drag on way past the contractor estimate completion date, then contact the contractor.
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If you are worried about beginning a room addition, follow these basic tips. You will see that the project is well worth the investment. For quality home remodeling, room additions and more, contact My-General Contractor today.