Renovating your home can be an overwhelming task, but you can make it a lot easier with a solid plan and the help of a reliable contractor. In this article, Wortham Bros., Inc., a trusted company that offers an array of roof repair options, shares tips on how to prioritize projects when revamping your entire home.
1. Come Up With a Plan
Be as detailed as you can and work closely with your contractor to establish a realistic timeline. Ensure that the goals of your renovation project are clear to you and the workers so that errors can be minimized. Don’t forget to set a budget for every project and secure additional funds to cover unexpected costs. Lastly, make sure you have all the necessary permits before starting the renovation.
2. Focus on Large Projects First
Large projects such as foundation repair, siding replacement and roof replacement should go first. If your home has water infiltration issues or water damage, it’s best to fix them before moving on to other projects. This would also be a good time to check if there are any siding or roof repair costs that could potentially affect your budget. If certain areas in your home will have to be demolished, find out how this would impact your subsequent projects.
3. Provide Ample Time for Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC Ductwork Installations
It’s best to carry out these installations when your walls and ceilings are open. This will provide inspectors a good opportunity to check your electrical and plumbing systems.
4. Get Your Insulation, Walls, Windows and Flooring Done
Once all the major projects and electrical and plumbing installations are completed, it’s time to lay the insulation in your walls and ceilings. Afterwards, your drywall would have to be closed. If you have replacement windows lined up for installation, it’s best to put them up after finishing the drywall and before adding moldings and trims.
There’s no clear rule on whether you should paint the walls before installing the flooring or vice versa. But it might make more sense to do the painting first so you can avoid paint droppings on your new floor. Just ask your contractor to be careful in sanding your floor to avoid scuffing the walls.
5. Auxiliary Buildings Should Go Last
Work on additions, swimming pools and other structures detached from the main house towards the end of your home renovation project.
Wortham Bros., Inc. provides a comprehensive list of services including roofing, siding, burnout restoration, home remodeling and others. Call us at (830) 200-0383 or fill out our contact form to request an estimated price for a roof repair job.