Home additions are a great way to expand your living space without the complications of moving or undertaking a full-house remodel. The key to a successful home addition project is careful planning. In today’s post, local roofing contractor Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. shares some important things to know when planning your home addition.
1. Your reason for getting a home addition — Ask yourself, “does my home really need an addition?” If you’re doing it because your home feels cluttered, how about decluttering your home first and see how much space it frees up? Or perhaps a family member is moving in — is there a spare room that you can clean up instead? Minor renovations to a spare room, as well as installing wallpaper and furniture, would take less time and cost less than a home addition.
2. Remodeling contractors — Home additions are far more complicated than siding or metal roofing installation. Certain types of home additions like granny flats are essentially like building another, smaller house on your property. This means you need to choose a remodeling company that specializes in home addition projects. Design/build remodelers are ideal for home additions because they are involved from the design stage, which helps ensure the project will meet your requirements from both an aesthetic and functional standpoint.
3. The contract price — You should compare bids from several competing remodelers. Do not make the mistake of automatically going with the lowest bid. Pay attention to the list of materials and other project details and beware of unscrupulous contractors who cut corners and substitute inferior products just so they can present a low bid. As with any other kind of deal, remember: if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
4. Building essentials — If your home addition is intended to be separate from the main structure, it will need its own foundations, plumbing, insulation, electricity and HVAC system before it’s ready to be occupied. Working with a good remodeler like us can help make the process easier. In addition to taking all of these factors into account, we will also make sure that your home addition will comply with all applicable building codes.
Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. is one of the leading remodeling and roofing companies serving Plymouth and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (781) 512-6868 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.