Home additions are a great way to add extra floor space to your home, but it pays to be careful when weighing your options. According to our roof repair specialists, there are a few things you need to know before going ahead with any kind of home addition.
Just as when choosing a new phone or car, you don’t have to settle for the first contractor that offers to do the work for you. It’s best to have a list of four or five reputable contractors so you can compare prices. You can save anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars on your new home addition with this approach.
Consider Renovations First
Home additions will be costly regardless of which contractor you choose. Roofers recommend first addressing your need for more space by starting with smaller renovations or simply rearranging your stuff. This way, you avoid having to spend too much on what’s essentially wasted floor space.
Prioritize a Purpose
Having a clear purpose for your home addition other than just “having extra space” is a great way to get the most out of it. For example, if you want a pleasant place to hang out, a porch or sunroom will do. However, if you want a place where you can enjoy barbecues or a fire pit, a deck will be a much better option.
Don’t Go Cheap
Home additions will cost a lot even with the most reasonable offers. That’s no excuse to go cheap on your materials and design, however. Home exterior and roof maintenance companies recommend sticking to well-known brands for materials, since these will do a good job without limiting your choices to high-end options.
Let’s work together for that new addition to your home. Affordable Roofing, Siding, and Gutters is the leading home exterior company in the area. Call us at (423) 584-5600 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.