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The Ultimate Guide to Home Remodeling

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It’s time to get started on those exterior home remodeling projects you have been contemplating for months (or years). Here’s how to pick a contractor and what to expect from the process.

Home Remodeling Tips

Here’s how to get the most from your house exterior remodeling project. 

Don’t just focus on curb appeal.

Home improvement projects should make your home more attractive. But if you want to get the most bang for your buck, you should also invest in projects that will make your home more secure, durable, and energy efficient. If you want to complete a home remodeling project that gives your home the highest resale value possible, upgrade your siding, doors, and windows.

Interview contractors with good reputations in your area.

Take time to pick the right contractor for your project. Ask other homeowners for recommendations and read reviews. Reach out to a few companies to see how they respond – and schedule on-site consultations. Ask to see portfolios and for references.

And make sure you choose a company that understands how the roofing, siding, doors, and windows work together to create an energy-efficient, secure structure. 

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Be open to new ideas – including alternatives to wood siding. 

One benefit of visiting with a designer from a home remodeling company is that you can get fresh new ideas on how to update the design of your home.

Someone with a fresh perspective could show you how different window styles could increase the amount of natural light in your dark bathroom – while still maintaining your privacy. You can also get ideas on updating your patio door to be more secure and energy efficient.

And before you schedule another painting project, ask about new siding materials that can increase durability without needing constant maintenance. 

Do you have brick or stone on your exterior walls? Ask how new siding could complement those features. Modern siding offers excellent fire resistance – and it never needs to be painted!

Compare estimates.

We all have limited budgets, so cost is undoubtedly a factor when completing remodeling projects. However, scrutinize the estimates before you select a company for the project. On the surface, one estimate may be cheaper than another. However, will that company use high-quality materials covered with a manufacturer’s warranty?

Also, think about how much money you will save by making your home more energy efficient –and how much money you will save by not having to paint your wood siding and trim every few years.

Understand the process.

Communication is critical for a successful home remodeling project. Make sure you understand the length of time your project will take. Ask what you can do to expedite the process. 

For example, you could clear space on your patio or room in your garage to store materials over night. Or you can find a place for your young children and pets to spend the afternoon while your new windows are installed. If there’s a constant influx of family members and guests, your siding installation team may struggle to complete the project on time. 

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Consider project upgrades. 

Are you replacing your windows because there’s moisture between your window panes? Why not install a larger window while you’re going through the renovation process? Or why not add something fun to your room – such as a bay or bow window?

If it’s time for a new roof, ask about the cost of using GAF Energy Timberline Solar Shingles. Replace the doors on your patios at the same time you complete a siding project. 

A home remodeling project is sometimes the perfect time to add an interesting architectural feature to a home. 

Homefix Custom Remodeling Is Your Go-To Choice for Exterior Home Renovations

Homefix Custom Remodeling has over 30 years of industry experience. We have high standards. In fact, we set the bar high because we want to be known for providing the best customer service in the region. 

Homeowners come to us when faced with seemingly impossible situations, such as woefully outdated house exteriors or doors and windows that never seem to function as they should.

Whether you’re looking for siding, doors, roofing, insulation, gutters, GAF Energy Timberline Solar Shingles, or window replacement, Homefix Custom Remodeling is the company to call. Book your free, no-obligation consultation today. We serve regions of Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. We can’t wait to help you with your exterior home renovation project. 

Key Takeaways: Choosing a Contractor for Home Remodeling

  • Complete projects that beautify your house while making it more energy efficient and secure.
  • Ask neighbors and friends for contractor recommendations. Ask several companies for estimates. 
  • Be open to fresh design ideas and using new materials.