Exterior home renovations can be overwhelming for homeowners. The television shows make the process look quick and painless, but the path of reality does not always follow TV. Complications in planning or choosing the wrong contractor can cause your exterior to look sub-par, and costs to skyrocket.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be overly-complicated. By following a few easy steps, you can simplify the exterior home renovations process and make sure that the result is quality work and an exterior that you and your family can continue to enjoy for years to come.
3 Easy Steps to a Successful Exterior Home Remodeling Project
Ask Yourself: What’s Your Motivation?
It all starts here, by asking yourself the purpose for your change. There are several reasons to start a project. Some might include:
- To update the look of your home.
- Getting ready to put the home on the market.
- Making your home more environmentally friendly or energy efficient.
- A change in the family’s needs.
- Maintenance or repair.
Once you understand your motivation, and why you’re looking to renovate, the decisions that need to be made from this point will become easier.
Planning: What Do You Want Out of This Project?
Planning can give you accurate expectations of the project. It can help you to find a realistic view of what to expect from this process, and set an accurate budget. By having these two things in place, you’ll eliminate two significant stumbling blocks in any exterior home renovations project.
It’s important to have a realistic view on what you must have, and what you’d like to have out of the renovation. This can help you align your expectations with your budget.
Select the Right Contractor for Your Project
When it comes to selecting the right contractor for your project, it’s important to take your time and make sure you find someone you’ll be comfortable with. You’ll be spending a lot of time with them, and they will be doing important work. Here are a few things to look for as you select the right contractor for your exterior home renovations:
- Look for a contractor who’s handled similar types of jobs, with happy customers.
- Be cautious with the cheapest price that you find. It may be a sign that they haven’t done this type of work, and they’re not 100-percent sure what is involved.
- You can check out past references, and find out what previous customers think of their work.
- Make sure that that any roofing and siding contractor is properly licensed and insured.
- Get a contract in writing and inspect it line-by-line.
- Find out what and how much of the project is covered by warranty.
All of these things should play a significant part in your decision on a contractor.
Custom Home Exterior Remodeling
Adding a new coat of paint to your home’s exterior is a great way to give it a fresh look. Consider changing the color of your home’s trim or adding shutters for a more polished look. If you have vinyl siding, consider increasing its insulation value or upgrading to a newer style. Replace old windows with energy-efficient models for an updated look and lower energy bills. Add decorative details like brackets, corbels, or gingerbread trim to enhance the appearance of your home.
We are a full-service custom home exterior remodeling company. We can help you with all of your needs, from roofing to siding to windows and more. We have the experience and expertise necessary to get the job done right, and we always work hard to ensure that our customers are happy with their final product.
If you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy custom home Exterior Remodeling company, then look no further than FTC Oury Group. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and we’ll work hard to exceed your expectations every step of
FTC Oury is Experienced in Exterior Home Renovations
-Updating windows and doors
-Installing new gutters and downspouts
-Putting in a new porch or deck
Each of these projects can make a big impact on the appearance of your home, so it’s important to choose wisely.
We offer a wide range of exterior renovation services, including:
– Siding installation/replacement
– Roofing installation/repair
– Window Replacement
– Deck construction/renovation
When it comes to an exterior home renovation, you need someone you can trust. FTC Oury has completed hundreds of siding, roofing, and gutter projects in the western suburbs of Chicago. We can help you with planning, and determining what you want from your project.
To get started on your next project, contact us today!