Choosing the Right Company

For most homeowners choosing the right company to remodel their home can be a long and stressful process. Homeowners must chose between small, often untrustworthy contractors or bigger more reputable companies who charge more money. Unless a homeowner knows a trustworthy contractor friend they are often left to guess on which company to use. Most homeowners simply want a company that’s trustworthy, has a great product, has reasonable pricing, and has a quality installation crew. Why is it so hard to find a company that offers this? Well, most companies are too focused on making money to care about product quality or are to disorganized to offer competent services.

Homeowners that use larger, more reputable companies will typically get a good remodeling experience with a decent product. Larger companies are used simply because they seem familiar, their logos can often be seen on billboards, trucks, and television. But does familiarity correspond to quality work at affordable pricing? Because these companies typically spend huge amounts of money advertising and marketing, their overhead is extremely high. These companies will pass on their high overhead to their customers by artificially inflating their prices on their remodeling products. However these larger companies will typically offer better warranties as well as higher quality installers than the small “one-truck” contractor.

Conversely, homeowners that use a smaller more unknown contactor will get a lower price than they would when using a larger company. However, the remodeling industry is one of the most heavily complained about industries in the country. Many of these complaints are due to the dishonesty and unreliability of small contractors who are doing whatever they can to keep their company solvent. Jobs that take weeks, sub-contracting, drugs, alcohol, unreliability, and dishonesty are words that have been used when describing local contractors. After the job has been paid for it can be extremely difficult to reach the contractor if any issues with the product arises. Not all local contractors are bad, and there are a lot of small contractors that do quality work. However, unless you personally know a small contractor or know a friend or relative who has dealt with them it is recommended that you do not take the risk.

So with all of this uncertainty in the industry what is a homeowner to do? At HomeStar Remodeling we understand this dilemma and strive to create a remodeling experience that blends the best aspects of both the big and small companies. We only use the highest quality window, roofing, and siding materials. At the same time we realize that the freshest food in the world does not make a good meal unless you have a quality chef; with this in mind we only the most highly trained installers are allowed to join our remodeling team. In order to keep our overhead low we use targeted marketing strategies rather than the “spray and pray” marketing strategies of other companies. We understand that once customers get their roof, windows, or siding installed they don’t want to ever have to worry about it again. We recognize this so here at HomeStar Remodeling all our products have lifetime-transferrable warranties that not only increase the homes energy efficiency but also increase the homes value.

It is recommended that before doing any job you get a few estimates to ensure that you are making a knowledgeable decision. Be sure that HomeStar Remodeling is one of those estimates.