Home Restoration Advice from Window World of Akron
Are you taking on a new home restoration project? Here at Window World of Akron, we understand it’s a lot to handle, but we’re here to tell you it’s not impossible.
As the Akron housing market takes the lead for “hottest market” in the United States, here at Window World we have seen more current and prospective residents under pressure when it comes to their housing situation. Demands have reached an all time high in the area and, subsequently, supply is relatively low.
Akron home prices are also rising at an annual rate of 12% so far in 2015, compared to 9% in 2014. Which means for those looking to relocate to Akron, or simply seeking a different home in the area, options are limited. More and more people are being forced to settle for homes that may need costly updates, and for some who have not found a new home, renovating their current one may be the only answer.
Whether you’ve recently purchased a fixer-upper or are making huge updates to your home to meet your needs, Window World of Akron is here to help. Relax, take a deep breath of fresh Ohio air and check out our tips for home restoration, below:
5 Steps to Managing Your Home Restoration
1. Assess your needs. Take an inventory of what needs to be completed in order to fully understand the scope of your project. Do you have drafty windows that are affecting your energy bill, or a front door with broken hardware? Installing energy efficient windows or replacing your door may be more demanding needs than your other tasks. Knowing what you need will help you prioritize your list.
2. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Take your project little by little, especially if you will be living in your home as the renovations take place. Choose what is most important to you, and start there. Try to knock out big structural things first, such as replacing all windows or updating a roof, then move on to smaller, less pressing tasks, such as painting or decorative work.
3. Choose products that will last. Don’t skimp out on quality when choosing new products. For example, energy efficient windows from Window World are not only affordable, but will actually save you money for years to come. Choosing products with lasting quality will tend to help you save in the big picture.
4. Don’t try to do it all yourself. While DIYing is great, and generally fun, there are some tasks that require a professional hand for success. Installing a window or fixing a leaky roof on your own could end up costing you more if the job isn’t done right. Plus, you have enough on your plate. Relax and allow a professional to take over.
5. Choose a company with superior customer service. Selecting a company who takes their time, trains their workers and puts your needs first is crucial in the success of your renovation project. If you hire companies that are difficult to work with or do not have adequate knowledge, you may end up losing time and money.
And last, but not least, remember that it will all turn out just fine in the end!
Contact Window World of Akron for Your Home Renovation Needs
Restoring a home can be stressful, don’t try to do it all on your own. Call on the experienced professionals at Window World of Akron for assistance with window replacement, door replacement and installation needs. We serve customers in Akron, Boulder and surrounding Ohio areas!