As a homeowner, you may find that planning a second story addition can be one of the most challenging home additions. There’s a lot of factors to consider, but there are some cases where it makes sense to tackle such a drastic renovation project. If you’ve already decided on having this done on your own home, then here are some of the key considerations.
The Cost of a Second Story Addition
If you have a tight budget but still need to add several rooms, building up may be your best option. The reason why it can cost less to build up is because you won’t have to spend for new foundations for your added space. Instead, you’ll be building on your home’s pre-existing foundations. However, you still need to have your hired contractor check whether the foundations of your home can accommodate the additional weight.
Finding an Experienced Contractor
A second story addition is no easy project. Not only should you hire a professional contractor to get the job done properly, you should hire one that’s reliable. Make sure that they have the proper certifications in remodeling and construction. Hiring a locally trusted contractor for your home building services means you can be confident that the project will be done with capable and experienced hands.
Do These First Before Starting Your Project
Some neighborhoods and local building codes may have height restrictions. Before you start building, check with the local city officials and see if there are any restrictions you were not aware of. It’s also important to consult with your hired contractor about adequate structural support for your home. Some homes can’t support a multilevel structure. Have your contractor check your home’s foundation requirements first before proceeding with the project.
Whether you need to add a second story to your home or additional carpentry services, consider hiring our team at Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. You can be confident that the job will be done the way you want. Call us today at (845) 425-0003, or you can reach us through our convenient online request form. We serve our customers in New York, including White Plains and nearby NY areas.