On Renovations


house canada

Having your home renovated can be stressful. Sometimes, the ensuing result doesn’t even come close to what you have envisioned. Not only will you end up frustrated, but you’d have also wasted time, effort, and money.

You don’t need lose sleep over home renovations. That’s because there are a lot of renovation companies offering personalized services to ensure that  clients’ needs and expectations are met and even surpassed. They even use specialized computer programs and software to create initial design blueprints they could present to clients.

These companies’ representatives rigidly ask clients what they exactly want, and then they throw in one or two suggestions along the way to help them reach a decision which they’re comfortable with. Judging from their wealth of experience, you can be sure that they would only suggest based on your ideas and not their own. That’s because they understand and know that home renovations are supposed to be a reflection of your vision.

It is always best to ask around for the best renovation company. You are not limited to online recommendations, you can ask friends who have gone through the process, yes, word of mouth is still a good publicity.

Before you go on, this list could be helpful in determining the extent of what you need to renovate or repair:

  • Proofing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Increasing the capacity of plumbing and electrical systems
  • Waterproofing basements
  • Soundproofing rooms, especially bedrooms and baths
  • Roof tear-off and replacement
  • Concrete and masonry repairs to the foundation and chimney
  • Repairing plumbing and electrical systems
  • Additional space (extension)
  • Installation of security items and others

After determining what you need, you can always discuss budget with the company you choose and go on with the renovations.


When Renovating the Roof

Of all the parts of a home, the roof is the most important because it is the home’s main protective gear. Just as the head is for the body, the roof is located at the top of the house because it is indeed the most vital part of it. But its location renders the roof a more special attention from homeowners. It is a sensitive part of the home because of its high exposure to sun and rain. It is also the part of the home’s façade, hence it should look its bests always. But whether you would renovate your roof for practical or aesthetical reasons, there are some things you should consider before you start the repair.

renovating roof

Here are some things you should take note of before you venture on roofing renovation.

The method of renovation. How are you going to do the renovation? Are you going to take the whole roof down and replace it with a new one altogether? This strip-rebuild method may be impractical, especially when the interior of your house completely looks fine and does not need any renovation. Also, this method is bad for the house’s appliances and furniture as the renovation may damage them. Before starting the actual repair, assess your home first if its roof needs total renovation or just parts of it.

The materials for the new roof. The materials you should use for the new roof is as important as the renovation itself. You should choose the materials most suited in your locality. Some roofing materials are specially made in consideration of the weather. Choose the type of roofing material that would best fit in the weather your locale always experiences. The basic roofing materials include metal roofing, composition slate, wood shake, and asphalt composition shingles.

The expenses for the renovation. You must also consider how much the renovation will cost you. The expenses would include the following: the price of the new roofing materials, the service fee for the people whose going to do the repair, among others. For an average estimate, you should set aside more or less $10, 000.