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Partnering with the Right Home Improvement Pro

22 June 2019

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 6.22.19.

The most expensive home improvement is the one you pay for twice.  Homeowners wanting to take on a full exterior home renovation that entails roofing, windows, siding, and gutters should take special care to ensure the contractor they’re working with is reputable.  The contractor should schedule the job so that work is performed in the correct order.  The first step should be to replace the roof.  This ensures that any shingles that inadvertently come in contact with the siding are not causing damage to new siding.  Windows should always be installed before siding because to allow for materials used in waterproofing and air infiltration to be installed first.  Installing covered gutters at the end of the process ensures that water is properly filtered away from the home, ensuring the maximum lifespan of the new exterior.  Home improvement professionals that have dedicated installers to each product they work on often produce the best results.  That’s because installers are well-versed in the materials and installation techniques they work with each day.

Industry-leading contractors may have longer lead times, but they are more likely to perform work correctly the first time and to the homeowners’ satisfaction.  The same cannot often be said for homeowners that entrust their project to storm chasing contractors.  Beware of any individual that simply shows up at your door stating that you have storm damage.  If they have license plates from several states away or use a PO box as their mailing address, it’s highly likely that work may be left incomplete and not up to par with building codes.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Storm Damage Restoration: 

Another perk of working with reliable contractors is that they have solid industry contacts that can be of assistance for aspects of the project that cannot be handled by a general contractor such as radon mitigation sump pump issues, and foundation repair.

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