Everyone loves a good home improvement project, but do you actually know what it takes to start, finish, and protect a home improvement project? First of all, it takes a lot of work, so be prepared, but don’t worry – it is definitely do-able! Today, I want to chat with you about how you can protect your home improvements throughout the entire process!
Choosing The Correct Improvement
Choosing the correct improvement is definitely a necessary step when it comes to protecting your home improvements. For example, if you love a certain style (let’s say you love tie dye) and it’s really in-style when you are doing renovations, you need to make sure that this is not just a temporary love of yours. Even if it is just temporary for you, you also need to make sure that you consider how it will affect your property value. If you paint your walls to look like tie dye, will people want to buy your home? Will this increase or decrease your home value? Before you do any project, I highly recommend doing some research on it first and also discuss it with the professionals that you are hiring to complete your project(s). You may have a bathroom renovation, a kitchen renovation, and a sunroom addition on your ‘want to do’ list, but how do you know which one will increase your home value the most? Figure that out before you go forward with your improvement!
Hiring Knowledgeable Contractors
The work a contractor does can make or break your home improvement project. Why? Because some are better than others. Anyone can call themselves a contractor. The title does not say anything! You need to make sure they are skilled, professional, and reliable. Home Advisor says, “The first question you need to ask yourself is what type of project needs to be done. If it is a small, specific project, such as cabinetry, your best bet would be with a contractor who specializes in what you need done. If it is a medium-sized project and doesn’t include any structural changes to your home, you probably just need a general contractor. If it is a substantially large project, you will need either an architect who can approve structural changes or a designer who specializes in doing what a contractor and an architect do. When you’ve determined the type of contractor you need, it’s time to sit down and do some research. Ask friends and colleagues to see if anyone you know and trust has any personal recommendations for contractors that they’ve used. You can also ask any local real estate agents or local suppliers, as they often rub shoulders with contractors in their field. Searching for local contractors on the Internet is an easy way to start if you cannot get any personal recommendations. Be sure to check if the contractors you are interested in have professional, up-to-date websites and if they have any ratings or reviews of them on the web. It’s a good idea to search their names with key words such as “scam” or “rip-off” before determining that a contractor is the right one for you.”
Adding Window Films
Your home is holding many important things to you – home improvements, family heirlooms, memories, and of course, the most important thing(s) yet — your family. Since it is holding so many important things, you want to make sure that your home is as secure and safe as it can possibly be. One way to increase the security of your home while also protecting your home improvements is by adding window films. This will make it harder to break in, it will protect the people inside by reducing the chance of shattered glass, and it will also decrease the risk of fading when it comes to furniture and artwork. Window Films from UHS Window Tinting and Blinds block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, which is the principal cause of fading. They also reject solar heat and filter visible light, as well. UHS Window Tinting and Blinds serves the Greater Metro-Atlanta area which includes Roswell, Buford, Marietta, Kennesaw, Atlanta, Smyrna, and more. They have 30 years of experience, always go above and beyond, and know the ins and outs of window tinting and window treatments. If you are interested in adding window films, you can reach out to them at Email: Info@windowtintingatlanta.com and Phone: 678-648-2494.
Maintaining The Improvements
Better Homes and Gardens says, “Like a health physical, a home maintenance schedule is important for every home’s upkeep and well-being. Continuing to check up on your exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. Inspecting your home and completing monthly home improvement projects will keep your maintenance schedule on track and easier to manage. A comprehensive monthly home maintenance checklist is easy to implement, both in terms of time and money. If any of the jobs go beyond your skill level or lead to more involved repairs, hire a professional to help.” Most basic home maintenance tasks should cover keeping up with your home improvements. For example, if you had your exterior painted, basic pressure washing and cobweb removal will keep it looking sharp! If you purchased new furniture (which is a home improvement, in my opinion), adding window films from UHS Window Tinting and Blinds will ensure that your furniture will not fade from harmful UV rays for years to come!