When it comes time to begin planning your master bedroom addition, hiring a qualified and reputable renovation company requires a bit of research. The tips below are designed to assist you as you search for a Northern Virginia remodeling and renovation company that is knowledgeable, has experience, uses quality materials and consistently meets Virginia’s building code requirements.
1. Ask for Recommendations from Your Co-workers, Friends and Family
Talking to family and friends is a great way to find out more about the companies here in Northern Virginia. You can also use GuildQuality to find reputable contractors in the area. If any companies you hear about spark your interest, make sure that they are members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
2. Call the Companies You Are Interested in
Once you have a list of companies you are interested in learning about, take some time to call each company.
Ask if they:
- Will provide financial references from banks or suppliers
- Have a list of former clients you can contact
- Have experience creating master bedroom additions
- Work on multiple projects at the same time
- Have worked with their subcontractors for a long time
3. Choose a Renovation Company Dedicated to Utilizing Current Advancements in Building Science
Choose a company that keeps up with current advancements in building science: A well-informed company can usually complete a project with very few revisions, if any. This is important because each revision extends the duration of your project; in addition, revisions frequently cause a delay in receiving the permits you need to complete your master bedroom addition.
Technological advancements, insulation regulations and new building techniques are transforming the way that walls are constructed; thus, replacing many of the more traditional building practices. For this reason, it is crucial that the renovation company you hire understands how to meet modern building code requirements.
4. The Company You Choose Must Have Knowledge of Building Permits
Incomplete, incorrect or hard to read documents can delay your master bedroom addition project. Hiring a company that has knowledge related to Virginia’s building permits and codes can help your project continue to move smoothly; even throughout the process of applying for and receiving your building permits.
5. The Renovation and Remodeling Company Must Understand How to Read, Write and Follow Building Codes
Building codes are usually complex and difficult to understand for individuals who are not familiar with the building industry. Once the renovation company designs your master bedroom addition, the design must be reviewed by the building authority. During this review, the building authority planner ensures that the design adheres to the current building codes and construction standards. If there are any deviations, the examiner returns the plans to the renovation company with a revision notice. This notice outlines any variances from existing building codes and/or construction standards. The plans need to be revised and returned to the examiner for approval. A company that is knowledgeable about building codes is more likely to avoid a revision; thus, keeping your master bedroom addition project on track.
Foster Remodeling Solutions is dedicated to providing clients with skilled designers and builders who are knowledgeable about Virginia’s building codes; in addition, we only use materials of the highest quality. If you are ready to begin planning your master bedroom addition, contact Foster Remodeling Solutions, Inc.
If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!