Tips On Saving Time And Money With Your Home Improvement
Major home improvements, such as roof and siding installation can get derailed and cost you a lot of time and money if not properly planned. Fortunately, such projects can be completed simply with determination and a clear focus–and with the help of the following planning tips and tricks:
Don’t skimp on planning – The plan plots the course of the entire project, so do not be tempted to cut corners or otherwise skimp on your resources during planning. The key is not to rush—take time to do your research, find out what options are within budget, and utilize your contractor’s resources such as, in our case, blogs like this and the free consultations we provide.
Communicate clearly – Getting yourself and your contractor on the same page is essential to getting the best results for your project. For example, if the siding installation options we offer aren’t working for you, tell us. Contractors go by what information you provide. The more detailed your descriptions are, the better we translate your vision into reality.
Have a clear set of goals – A clear set of goals can go a long way when it comes to undertaking big remodeling projects. Ask yourself if you’re remodeling for aesthetic reasons or because you need to fix your siding or roof. You might be surprised at how easy the decision-making can be once you answer such questions early on.
Research and prepare your budget – Unless you have done the same type of remodeling before, spend some time to research and find out what the ballpark cost of your project will be, so the price quote won’t be a shock. Always make sure you add an additional 10% to 20% of the quoted cost to be used for unforeseen repairs and other emergency expenses.
Have several start date options – Before you finalize any other arrangements, secure your installation start date first. If we’re already booked on your preferred date, you’ll have several other choices. The last thing you want is to spend more for changing your temporary accommodations because your first choice of installation dates aren’t available.
To learn more about our services, including metal roofing and steel siding installation, call Jones and Associates today at (806) 686-1380 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate. We serve Lubbock, TX; Midland, TX; and Odessa, TX.