Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830AM 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 2.3.18.
Planning a remodeling project can seem like a daunting task to the majority of homeowners. Decisions can seem endless and knowing where to begin can be difficult. When we’re contacted by potential clients for a renovation estimate, we assure them that we’re their partner from day one and here to make the process as seamless as possible. We start by scheduling a time for our Design/Build Specialist to meet with them and understand their vision. Once this has been done, he’s able to get the right contacts within our company involved. Oftentimes, this means having our interior designer meet with the homeowners to select colors, textures, and fixtures. In projects as complex as kitchens, homeowners can take several weeks to pick out flooring, cabinets, faucets, and countertops because of all the choices available to them. Once finishes have been selected, our team maps out the dates that each of our crews will be tackling all aspects of the project.
Mark from White Bear Lake was the show’s first caller and he was concerned because he was noticing mold forming where the ceilings meet the wall in two bedrooms on the main level of his 1960’s rambler. He was curious to know what the most likely cause was. Our take? Most likely condensation originating in the home’s attic due to lackluster insulation and ventilation.
As a follow-up question, Irene in Plymouth reached out because watermarks and had formed around the skylight in her bathroom and the paint around it was flaking. More often than not, when this phenomenon occurs, it’s due to bath fans not being run for a long enough period of time after a bath or shower. In this case, condensation was occurring because warm, moist air was rising and coming in contact with the skylight and creating excess moisture within the room.
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