The Pros and Cons of Home Additions

A home addition is a great way to make more room for your growing family. It is also a big undertaking that requires careful planning. In today’s post, local roofing contractor Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​​ discusses the pros and cons of investing in a home addition.

The Pros And Cons Of Home Additions

Pros of a Home Addition

You don’t have to move. If you’ve already found your forever home, you won’t even consider the hassle of uprooting your family just to get a bigger house. A home addition is a great solution for enjoying all the benefits of your location while having all the space you need for your growing family.

Tailor your living space to what you need. Most types of home additions are designed from the ground up, which gives you the freedom to build just the right amount of living space that you need, with the design that you want, building codes permitting.

You can choose the options that you want — You can choose the materials that will match your style and tastes. If you have a detached home addition, you can choose whether it should have an asphalt shingle or a metal roofing system.

Cons of a Home Addition

It can be disruptive. A home addition takes much longer to build than a new roof. If your home addition involves converting part of the house, this can disrupt your daily routine for weeks or more. When planning a home addition, talk to your remodeler about whether or not you will need to temporarily relocate while construction is ongoing. If that’s the case, choose a nearby hotel so you can easily check on your project’s progress.

The wrong changes can affect your home’s value. Not all home additions will boost your home’s value. To ensure an increase in value, you need to make the right choices. This is why you need to work with an experienced remodeling professional — they can provide insight on which improvements will get you the best value.

You’ll end up with a smaller yard. Increasing the house’s footprint means taking up some yard space, which means you have to plan ahead if you’re planning on landscaping or a sprawling deck for future improvements.

Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​​ is one of the leading roofing companies serving the Boston, Cambridge and South Shore areas. Give us a call at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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