Additions to your property can be built either on top of or out from your existing structure. Our home building services team at Empire State Builders and Contractors can help determine which option is best for you, depending on a number of factors. Here are some of the things you need to pay attention to before embarking on any home addition project:
Provided you are well within zoning laws to do so, building outwards is a great way to increase usable floor space throughout your home. You can widen your ground floor. You can have an enclosed deck installed too. Remember that more work is required to open up exterior walls, however, so make sure to make plans to accommodate that.
Prior to making any upward home additions, our team at Empire State Builders and Contractors will have to ensure that your home’s foundation is strong enough to support additional weight. You’ll need to have your current structure reinforced first if it can’t hold that weight. You also need to make plans for removing and then reinstalling the roof later on.
Provided you’ve met all the requirements of building up, this manner of adding space will be best if the area surrounding your home is too limited. There also may not be as much trouble with zoning laws too; however, do check if there are height limitations for properties where you live.
For more guidance in deciding whether to expand your home going up or out, let Empire State Builders and Contractors team help you. We are fully licensed and insured to work in all the areas we serve. We also offer painting, masonry and carpentry services. Call us at (844) 682-2990. We serve White Plains, NY, and other areas in New York.