Your home is your #1 investment. Renovating the exterior allows you to customize its appearance so it truly reflects who you are and what’s important to you. But are you considering the building envelope at every stage?
Do you know what damage could be done and what that could mean in the future?
We’re building envelope experts who understand that, while it’s great to have a home that looks good, an exterior renovation that leaves the building envelope vulnerable to moisture is a failed project. Not only that, but it could cost you big time over the long run.
Educate Yourself Before You Start
If you have an exterior renovation project and are looking for someone to do your siding, roof, or deck you want three things: quality, service and cost. Doesn’t everyone?
Here’s how to make sure you’re getting all three:
Quality in Exterior Home Improvement
Quality materials are available to everyone, and they’re necessary if you want your reno to last. But there’s something even more important for long-lasting, problem-free home renovations—a quality installation.
A quality installation is more than just slapping up the material. It’s understanding the entire building envelope. You need to know how to install in a way that will ensure the house can properly shed water, preventing leaks and water damage. You also have to know how to install to ensure proper ventilation to prevent condensation and mold.
A quality installation means your home doesn’t just look better today. It means it will look that way, and be free of problems, for many years.
Service in Exterior Home Remodeling
How do you know the job’s going to go well? How can your contractors prove they can deliver? That’s a tough one. All we can suggest is do your homework. Ask potential contractors outright how they can prove they’ll get the job done.
How do we prove that we deliver? Well, for years we’ve done home exteriors for some of Calgary’s high-quality homebuilders. Homebuilders do not tolerate delays or poor project management. Their livelihood depends on work getting done to their standards and on time.
Cost and Home Renovation
Of course you want to know how much it’s going to cost. Every job is different and every contractor will have to assess your project and provide a quote.
Remember to balance the cost of the project with other factors rather than simply picking the lowest price. Does the contractor have the knowledge and initiative to identify if your home isn’t breathing properly? Does the contractor seem like a company that will take the time to fix that problem before proceeding?
We keep our costs competitive. We run a lean operation so you’re not paying for high overhead and inefficiencies, and we’re committed to over-delivering. That’s one of the reasons we created this website, with lots of information for homeowners planning to do exterior remodeling. The more you know, the better your project will turn out.