Hiring a Remodeler
Despite the numerous DIY websites out there, many homeowners still choose to hire a professional remodeler over attempting their own projects. If you're not familiar with the current building codes, don't have a contractor's license or just don't feel comfortable taking on a huge task alone, it's best to seek out a professional to have it done the right way the first time.
By hiring a professional remodeler, this will more than likely save you time and money in the end (not to mention the stress of doing it all by yourself!). Remodeling can be a very extensive task so let the professionals handle it while you continue your day to day routines as normal.
Now that you've decided to hire a remodeler, where do you start? The Remodeling Council of the Sioux Empire is affiliated with the Home Builders Association and offers a variety of area professionals to help with your remodeling needs. Click here for a list of Remodeling Council members.
You can also find a full list of HBA members by clicking here and then search the "Remodeler" category within the page.
Remodeling Your Home
Are you in love with your neighborhood? Does your growing family hold too many memories in your current home that you can’t imagine leaving, but you know you need more room? Don’t have the time to go through the steps of building a new home? It might be time for you to remodel.
To help keep the peace in the neighborhood while your home is undergoing a remodel, here are some tips to follow:
- Let neighbors know well in advance about your remodeling plans.
- If the project is quite large, keep them apprised of what's going on. That includes when work will begin, approximate completion date, what work will be done, whether their property might need to be used.
- Ask them if they mind that the remodelers park, for convenience, near or possibly on their property.
- Let them know if delays come up and how much they will add time to the crews working in your house.
- Remove dumpsters as quickly as possible. No neighbor wants to look at a huge pile of garbage longer than they have to.
- Keep your yard as normal looking as possible. Watch for debris that might find its way onto your neighbors' yards, especially if a roofing project is involved.
- Stay in constant contact with your neighbors. If something happens that disturbs them, offer an apology immediately.
- Inform them of any large trucks entering the neighborhood.
There are also some things to discuss with your remodeler as well.
- Ask subcontractors to park on one side of the street only.
- Make sure noisy power tools are only used during standard business hours. Reasonable hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- Try your best to have materials dropped off in your driveway or yard rather than the street.