You’ve probably had redoing your home on your mind for a while now, but you keep telling yourself that it’s not the right time. But as you struggle to move around in your cramped kitchen, cringe when you see the cracked tiles in your bathroom, and wonder why on earth you still have a formal dining room, the reality of it truly being time to remodel your home sets in.
In this blog, we’ll go over some signs that will tell you that it’s time to hire a professional contractor to start the process of remodeling your home.
Water damage is the most common reason interior structures become worn down. If a pipe bursts in your kitchen, this could cause severe damage to your ceiling, walls, stairs, and cabinets. This is a great time to replace your pipes with PEX, a durable and flexible tubing that’s now being used to replace older traditional pipes made from copper or galvanized steel.
The same thing applies to the water damage caused by flooding or heavy rains. If you see water dripping from your ceiling, it’s more than likely that you have a leak in your roof. If your roof was damaged during a hail storm or other severe weather, it could be covered under your insurance policy. Depending upon your insurance carrier and coverage, many of these repairs can be paid for—at least partially—by your policy. Ask your insurance broker about your particular policy, but it could open up opportunities to do more extensive remodeling since many of these repairs would be part of a larger remodeling project.
If you live in a location where the weather is always harsh, you need to be more aware of weather wear. Cold winds, heavy or constant rainfalls, or other severe weather conditions cause your home to deteriorate. The best way to deal with these conditions is to make sure that the exterior of your home is solid. This means a solid roof and siding. We talked about your roof in the previous section, but replacing old wood siding with Hardie® Plank siding can give you the look of real wood but the durability and longevity of composite siding.
Mildew and mold growth
A leaky roof or pipe that you couldn’t fix sooner creates water damage in your home that can cause mildew and mold growth. For some people with certain allergies, mold—especially black mold—can be deadly, so if you see water damage on walls or ceilings, get it repaired quickly. If you discover mold, you may need mold remediation to eliminate it after the leak is fixed. Talk to your insurance company about getting mold remediation covered and if the company will do allow this claim, again, it’s another opportunity to expand the scope of the project to get other remodeling done.
If you’re ready to get started remodeling your home, talk to the professional designers and construction contractors with Freccia Group. We provide professional residential construction services in Round Rock, Texas, including bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and a wide range of other construction specialties.
We also specialize in commercial construction management projects and offer services including appliance installation, carpentry, tile installation, HVAC, full remodels, and much more.
Contact us today to learn more about taking the first step toward improving your home.