If you’re like most homeowners, you have two primary reasons for remodeling your home’s exterior:
- To maintain and even enhance the value of your investment
- To feel the personal satisfaction of living in a beautiful home that you’re proud to show off to friends and neighbors
For both of these goals, homeowners tend to focus on the imagination stage, during which they scour magazines and websites for replacement siding, window, and door ideas. This is part of the fun of an exterior home renovation, so go ahead—indulge! At some point, though, you’ll want to turn whimsy into a real-life home makeover, and that’s going to require the assistance of a trustworthy exterior home remodeling contractor. Therefore, the first and most important tip for smoothing your way to a beautiful home makeover is to choose the best contractor for the job.
What to Look for in an Exterior Home Remodeling Company
It’s important to make sure any home renovation contractor you partner with is properly licensed and insured and has a portfolio of completed projects that are similar to yours. Your best option is a well-established remodeler that has a track record for delivering exquisite workmanship and customer satisfaction. You’ll also want to work with a home improvement company that offers an extensive array of siding, window, and exterior door options, so you can select the best ones to create exactly the home remodel you have in mind.
Some additional tips for enjoying a smooth exterior home remodeling experience include:
1.Seek Expert Guidance at the Beginning
Choose an exterior home remodeling partner you can trust to provide you with expert guidance in the product selection process. This means carefully listening to your aesthetic preferences and expectations for product performance and steering you toward the siding and window brands that can fulfill your desires. You’ll also want to look for a remodeling contractor that provides 3D exterior design software that will allow you to input a photo of your home and experiment with various siding, trim, and window options before you commit to a purchase. This crucial visualization step will help prevent the disappointment that homeowners sometimes feel when their remodeling choices don’t match the picture they had in their mind’s eye.
2. Develop a Home Remodeling Plan and Stick to It
The experienced, well-respected home renovation company you want to work with will thoroughly discuss your goals, inspect the work site, and help you define the scope of your project. Then you should receive a free, comprehensive, and written estimate that clearly defines the materials to be installed and the scope of the work.
3. Be Clear About Your Expectations for the Installation
It’s best to hire a home renovation contractor that takes pride in providing ongoing communication throughout your upgrade, and especially during the installation phase. Will your contractor alert you to delays created by bad weather? What steps should you take to prepare the work area for removal and replacement of your existing siding and windows? Will the contractor remove all debris and provide a thorough cleanup at the end of your project?
At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., we take pride in remodeling homes throughout the Kansas City metro area with the ideal windows, siding, and exterior doors to deliver exceptional curb appeal, weather resistance, and energy efficiency. We’re equally proud of our award-winning results. However, we also place high importance on creating smooth home makeover experiences that our customers will describe in glowing terms to their friends and neighbors.
If you’re in the Kansas City metro area and you’re ready to replace your house siding, windows, or exterior doors—or all of the above—contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today. We’ll be happy to discuss your home makeover ideas and tell you how we can help bring them to life.