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Every home that has ever been built has required repair at some point in time. Unfortunately, architect and builders haven’t quite figured out a way to build something that lasts forever. The good news is that building techniques allow for repair and anticipate a structure that will facilitate repairs as needed.
Repair Versus Improvement
Most home repair companies also do home improvements, renovations and remodeling to the interior or exterior of your home. But let’s focus on the difference between home repair and home improvement. They are different types of jobs, even though they require similar tools, experience, and knowledge. Perhaps the best definition of each is to say that home repairs solve your immediate problem by fixing what is simply not working. Home improvements also fix something that isn’t working, but more in the sense that it isn’t working for you, although typically nothing is technically broken.
Maintenance is something that home repair companies do on a daily basis. A professional contractor views this as a typical job, and yet understands that for you, the homeowner, it’s something special that requires personal attention. Replacing cracked tile, fixing rotted wood window sills, repairing a broken deck railing, or replacing sheetrock damaged by a leaking water pipe are all examples of typical home maintenance repairs. Damage caused by a tree falling on the house during a storm, a cracked foundation from the house shifting or settling, or water damage from a storm is examples of damage repairs. In some cases, repairs caused by damage, may be covered by homeowners insurance.
Considerations When Choosing a Contractor
Choosing a good contractor is not as difficult as it may seem. Home repair companies are highly regulated and their contractor license proves you’re dealing with a legitimate business; they must have commercial insurance and you should ask to see this. References and a portfolio of previously completed work show why a particular contractor has the experience and knowledge to complete the repair work you need professionally and within a timely manner.
The state of CT provides lots of information for consumers on hiring home repair companies (http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?Q=274440) By law (CT Home Improvement Act), all home improvement contractors doing work in Connecticut must be registered with the Department of Consumer Protection. Make sure any home improvement worker that you hire is actively registered with the Department of Consumer Protection. Skilled work often done as part of a home improvement project (such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC) will require additional training, expertise, and licensing.
Here at Connecticut-based BC West Building Company, LLC, we provide a wide range of services to our customers, and we deliver each one of those services with our trademark professionalism, attention to detail, and experience. We approach every home repair project with exquisite craftsmanship and practical implementation. No project is too small or too big – from modest kitchen repairs to major home repair projects. From the time construction begins, we adhere to the highest levels of efficiency and attention to detail possible, affording you the ability to enjoy your home with the knowledge of quality workmanship and integrity. We are passionate about working with you to transform your living spaces into the home you’ve always dreamed of owning. Whatever work we do for you, our aim is to delight you with a clean, elegant, professional, and amazing results. We’ve worked hard to gain the reputation as one of the finest area home repair companies. Please contact us today to start planning your home repair project.