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What to Expect from your General Contractor.
Be prepared for your next home renovation project.
As a homeowner, it’s likely there will come a time when you’ll have to work with a general contractor. Whether you’re making repairs after a storm, renovating the spare bedroom and turning it into an office, or making upgrades to get the most out of an upcoming sale. Whatever the reason, it’s important that you know what to expect from your relationship with a general contractor.
Here at High Mark Construction, we specialize in exterior residential renovations. That includes all home restoration on the outside of the structure, including roofing services, siding repair and restoration, gutter & gutter guard installation or replacement, and window replacement. We also work directly with insurance companies to ensure that you get the most out of your policy, especially when it comes to storm damage repair.
Research Their Services
Before you reach out to any general contractors, you should understand their specialties. Not every general contracting company provides the same services. If you know the type of work you need for your home, start your search there. Use your favorite search engine to look for companies that specialize in the services you need. In addition, your neighbors and family members may also have the name and number of a company that they trust. High Mark Construction is a neighborhood-centered company, meaning we’re always out in the community learning the needs of the homeowners in the areas we cover.
Learn Their Process
Just like every general contractor has a certain set of specialities, they also have very different processes. Here at High Mark Construction, we assign one project manager to each home renovation project. This means that you’ll always have a single point of contact for the job rather than being bounced around between departments and representatives. It all starts with a free inspection. One of our experts will come to your home to assess your needs. We’ll then make recommendations for the types of services you require, present you with a scope of work and, if warranted, communicate directly with your insurance company to maximize your coverage. Our work also includes a final walk-through, cleaning, and inspection to ensure that you’re completely satisfied and happy with the work we’ve completed for your home renovation.
Communication is Key
High Mark Construction knows that communication is an essential part of the process. Once the project is underway, we’ll ensure that you’re always in the loop on the progress.We will always keep you up to date with the work that’s already been done and what’s next on the schedule. And as we communicate with your insurance company, you’ll also always know the status of your claim so that there are never any surprises.
Choose Your Finishes
One of the key aspects of general contracting and exterior residential renovations is the quality of the work and the standard of materials that we use. The other side is the look and style of the finished product. As your general contractor, we can offer recommendations, but we ultimately want you to be completely happy with the new upgraded look of your home. Become familiar with the previous work that the company has completed in your area. It’s a great place to start if you’re unfamiliar with the industry’s products and available styles.
One theme that’s always present in the world of general contracting is to expect the unexpected. We always do our due diligence to complete all renovations in a timely manner, but there’s always the possibility of something coming up and throwing the project a little behind schedule. Because we specialize in exterior renovations, we’re always at the mercy of the weather. When conditions are unsafe for our crews to work, we always err on the side of caution. Not to mention the fact that waiting for specialty materials can also sometimes derail the schedule. Patience is key, and flexibility will eliminate unnecessary stress and ultimately make for a more enjoyable experience.