Building additions can provide much-needed space for productivity and growth. Making sure this project is complete with a trusted building addition contractor is a must! Consider these four tips to make sure you choose the right building addition contractor:
1. Talk to Your Building Addition Contractor about the Scope of Work
A building addition requires most – if not all – of the same things the rest of the building needed during its construction. No matter the size, the building addition will need electrical, plumbing, foundation, HVAC, windows, flooring, and more. Talk to your contractor about the scope of work necessary to complete the project in a timely manner and within your budget.
2. Consider Square Footage when Reviewing Estimates
You should receive several – at least 3 – estimates from different contractors before you choose your building addition contractor. (This is why that’s so important.) When you’re reviewing the estimates, consider the cost per square foot. There are several different trades that must be accounted for during the build. By comparing cost per square footage in each estimate, you can streamline your decision and weed out any contractors who are underpriced or overpriced.
3. Discuss the Value of the Building Addition with an Appraiser
Are you curious if the building addition will add value to your structure? The best person to ask would be an appraiser. Even if it doesn’t add much monetary value, it may add other types of value for your company in the form of productivity, space, and efficiency. If it adds monetary value if you ever choose to sell, that’s a win-win scenario.
4. Approach Your Contractor Relationship with a Business Mindset
The contractor you choose will be working for you for period of time, all depending on the size of your building addition. You want your personalities to mesh well, but it is more of a priority that you and the contractor have a business relationship and realistic expectations.
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Our company has extensive experience with building addition projects. We prioritize clear communication, staying within budget, and getting the project done on time. If you’re considering a building addition, allow us to answer your questions and create an estimate for you. Contact us today.