Home Remodeling

This is the spring of the remodel here in the Kansas City area. It’s starting to feel like summer outside, and projects around Kansas City are moving toward completion.

According to the Kansas City Planning Committee, more than 70 percent of homes in Kansas City were built before 1990 – and that was 26 years ago! Out in the suburbs, the homes tend to be a bit more recent, but many were constructed in the late 80s and early 90s.

When a home gets to be about 20 years old, it starts to experience certain cosmetic and structural issues. In particular, the breakdown exterior protections, like the kind that paints offer, means that homes are more likely to experience problems like wood rot. In addition, the rated life of most shingle roofs are somewhere between 20 and 30 years old. A exterior remodel can be a good option for dealing all of these issues simultaneous.

It’s not just structural damage that makes people want to undertake a remodel. After 20 or 30 years, sometimes a new look is the best thing you can give your home and yourself. A remodel can encompass the installation of siding, new roofing materials, new colors, new home additions like garages or sunrooms, and even decks and patios. Some of the most interesting homes in the more recent developments around the metro stand out thanks to remodels as opposed to original construction.

The most important factor to consider when getting a remodel is the organization you hire to help you make it happen. The remodeler should have a positive reputation and experience completing the tasks you need accomplished. Good remodelers know their own limitations and will recommend or bring in contractors to complete specialized portions of a remodel (like electrical wiring). They should also be able to help you find a design that you like for your home and bring your vision to life on paper before ever starting the actual build.

To learn more about remodeling in Overland Park and the Kansas City area in general, please contact us.