Faqs & How To

How do I choose a remodeling contractor?
When choosing a contractor, it is important to confirm that contractor carries the appropriate licensing and insurance, that they don’t have complaints against them. Don’t hesitate to ask the contractor for a copy of their certificate of insurance and for a current copy of their license. And, you know that when you choose a local contractor, the success of their business is based on the happiness of their clients. Local contractors will work hard to ensure client satisfaction.

How much should my project cost?
It is impossible to estimate the cost of a project without reviewing the scope of work to be performed and the size of the job. Materials choices, the condition of the building structure are just two factors that influence cost.

How long should my project take?
As with the cost of the project, it is impossible to estimate the time a project will take without viewing the space. Even with the best planning and the best contractor, remodeling projects can uncover problems that may add time to the project. We stay in very close contact with our clients so any snags are communicated early and expectations set to keep the project moving as smoothly as possible.

What can I expect during the remodeling project?
Throughout the project, we stay in constant contact with our client. We take care to keep disruptions to the client’s home to a minimum. Even with our attention to this, there will be noise, clutter and dust during any remodeling project.

What exactly is green remodeling?
During a green remodeling project, homeowners incorporate earth friendly materials and concepts into the work. These concepts include indoor air quality, energy and water conservation, using sustainable materials and creating minimal waste.

What are some ways I can implement green concepts into my home?
There are several ways green concepts can be incorporated into a home with minimal disruption to the home or its occupants:

  • Non-toxic paints and sealants
  • Natural flooring, such as cork or bamboo
  • Natural fiber rugs and fabrics
  • Local building materials to minimize transportation impact
  • Quality insulation and air sealing your home to minimize energy loss
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Programmable thermostats to reduce unnecessary heat use
  • Insulate hot water pipes and use a tankless water heater

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