Renovating your home provides an opportunity for you to change and improve the look of your home. When looking for a contractor to do your renovations, you want to be sure you hire a reputable company that will work with you and not sell you something you do not want.
While price will be a factor when hiring a contractor, it should not be the only consideration – cheaper is not necessarily better. The quality of workmanship and the products used for the job are important as well as the customer service provided before, during and after the renovation process.
The professionals at White Elm Contracting in Bradford have been building decks and fences, installing windows and doors and renovating homes in York, Simcoe and Durham Regions since 1997 with one goal in mind – to satisfy the customer through quality products and exceptional workmanship at competitive prices.
When renovating a kitchen or bathroom or a basement, insulation is an important factor; you want to be sure the contractor uses the proper insulation to achieve the level of comfort that you want. Proper insulation will increase the energy efficiency of your home, helping to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The type of insulation used can be styrofoam, fiberglass and, in some cases, spray foam but you want to be sure the R-value or the insulating value is sufficient. Insulation in the basement should be R12 and should go right to the floor, in the frame walls you need R20 and in the attic you need R40.
When doing your kitchen or bathroom, the plumbing has to be installed properly to prevent water leaks, which will lead to mould. When doing your basement, you may want to consider a sub-floor to accommodate whatever flooring you desire and avoid dampness in your basement.
During the renovations, a good contractor will take steps to ensure safety while in your home and clean up when the job is done, leaving you with nothing to do but enjoy the finished product.
To discuss your renovation plans, contact the professionals at White Elm Contracting at 905-778-83111 or 1866-212-4443. For more information visit www.whiteelmcontracting.com.