Tips to Keep Your Home Improvement Project on Budget

Whether you’re investing in new roofing or exteriors, use these tips from Art Smart Roofing and Exteriors to keep your expenses from spiraling out of control:

Take Note of the Costs Associated with Your Home Improvement Project

A roofing or window estimate is only an estimate; it doesn’t guarantee the final bill. Some things might be added along the way. Don’t underestimate small bills, because when it adds up, you may be surprised that the money you allotted for the home improvement is already spent.

If you have concerns about your budget, these two things might be a good option;

  • You can explore different options available through your bank a trusted loan company/agency.
  • Completing the Home Improvement Project in stages. Work with your home contractor to identify higher priority areas (like malfunctioning windows or doors) and discuss how you can approach your goals strategically.

What to Renovate and What Not to Renovate

Consider factors like:

Your home’s age: New homes under fifteen years typically require less maintenance than their older counterparts. If an issue does crop up, it’s more likely that a simple repair will do the trick. If you’re having problems with an older home, undertaking comprehensive replacements might make more sense.

The plans you have for your home: Do you want to stay where you are for decades or do you plan on moving in a few years? Remember that a home renovation can give a significant boost to your property’s value. You can recoup over 90% of the cost associated with replacing your front door, for example, and over 100% of what you’d spend re-insulating your attic.

Anticipate the Weather, Plan Your Timing

Although many people aim to complete projects by April or so, any months during spring through fall are prime time for revitalizing the exterior of your home. Keep an eye on the calendar, because as colder weather approaches, the materials you’re using may not perform as they should. Cold weather can lead to moisture problems, including rot, for both windows and siding.

Work With a Professional, Reliable, and Experienced Contractor

After considering the things that you wouldn’t want to miss in planning your home improvement, it’s time to find a reputable Roofing and Exteriors company. Ask for proof of credentials and read enough online reviews to vet your candidates properly.

Art Smart Roofing and Exteriors is here to help keep your home exterior project on budget. Our record speaks to our unquestionable integrity and impressive expertise. Call us at 972-965-2567 now to schedule your no-obligation consultation to discuss your home improvement needs, and get a free estimate. We are proud to service the Allen, Plano, McKinney, and Frisco communities.

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