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The following are some of the most commonly asked questions, to see the answer for a question just click on a question.

Q: How long will it take to remodel my home?

A:The time it takes to remodel a home varies greatly on the scope of work. High-end projects demand great attention to detail, but the best remodelers have a streamlined process to ensure a project starts, progresses and finishes in a timely manner.

Q: Are there any guarantees in the work that you do?

A:Yes! Of course! Any work that we do comes with a written guarantee for 3 years on our labor, but you should not worry, we will clean up after finishing your project and make sure that everything is to your liking before we collect or leave your premises. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

Q: Can I live in my house while it's being remodeled?

A:Typically, you can continue to live in your home while it is being remodeled. It is a fairly simple process to section off the areas of your home that are under renovation. A quality remodeler will make sure the construction area is kept clean and does not interfere with your daily life.

Q: What exactly does the term design/build mean?

A:Basically, the term design/build means that one company is responsible for your home remodeling project, from the design concept all the way through construction and final completion of the project.

Q: Will my project require a permit?

A:As a general rule, a building permit is required whenever:

  1. There is structural work involved (e.g., removing load-bearing walls).
  2. The basic living area (square footage) of the home is to be changed.
  3. The home’s mechanical systems (e.g., gas, electrical or plumbing) are to be reconfigured or otherwise modified.

As a rule, you should always request that your licensed general contractor obtain the building permits. This is because the person who "pulls the permit" is considered liable for ensuring that all completed work complies with the state and local building codes.

TIP: Be wary of “contractors” who say they can save you money by not pulling permits for a room addition, kitchen or bath remodeling project.

Q:Is there an average price-per-square-foot for a room addition or other remodel?

A:Many variables must be considered when remodeling or adding a room to an existing home to arrive at an “average” square-foot price. These include:

  • the home’s current engineering/structural aspects along, with the potential impact of any proposed changes
  • the age of the home (many older homes do not meet current building code requirements) and what is required to bring the home into current code requirements
  • location and condition of existing plumbing and electrical wiring, and how any additions will impact the system’s overall integrity
  • required changes to the roof line
  • zoning requirements and setbacks currently enforced
  • types of finished materials and hardware to be included
  • interior surface choices (Corian, granite, natural stone or tile?)
  • plumbing and light fixtures (spa shower or hot tub, recessed lighting?)

Q: What is the best way to determine my remodeling budget?

A:The most reliable method is to get a precise bid based on a set of plans and product specifications. Obviously, this is not practical during the initial planning stages of a remodeling project.

We will be happy to provide you with a "ballpark" budget range based on a preliminary, no-obligation consultation. This meeting allows us to learn first-hand about what you ideally want to accomplish with your home remodel along with your top priorities. In turn, we can offer valuable information to help you make key decisions and continue to move forward toward your goals.

Q:Is financing available for your services?

A:No, we do not offer any type of financing.

Q:I still have a question, how do I contact you?

A:If you have any questions whatsoever, you should contact us or call us at the number located above.

Q: What types of wood and other materials are used for decks?

A: Decks can be built from natural or composite materials. There are many different types of wood that can be used on a deck including pressure treated lumber, redwood, cedar, and even tropical hardwoods.

Q: What is composite decking?

A: Composite decking is made from 95% recycled materials including reclaimed wood as well as recycled plastic. It is a strong option that is quickly gaining popularity.

Q: How should I choose the right material for my project?

A: Pressure treated lumber is the most economical option. The infamous green-tinted wood is still the top material sold today. Redwood or cedar are the most superior of natural options, and composite is manufactured specifically to be strong and long lasting. Composite requires the least amount of upkeep.

Q: What are some of the benefits of adding a deck to my home?

A: Decks increase the value of your home; the design provides curb appeal. Investing in a deck will result in a great return should you choose to sell! Also, of course, you and your family can enjoy a deck for years—it will be the cornerstone of your entertainment calendar.

Q: What size deck should I build?

A: This depends on the size of your yard! Decks typically range from 12 feet by 12 feet to 300 or 400 square feet. When you call Maxi Decks Protection LLC to come to your home we’ll provide a free estimate and suggest a design that will flow best in your unique yard.

Q: Can you power wash composite decking?

A: It is not recommended, as it could damage the surface. Warranties do not cover damage due to power washing.

Q: Can my old deck be repaired?

A: Yes! There’s no job that is too big for us. More extreme jobs will of course be pricier but we are up for any challenge.

Q: Should I seal my concrete driveway?

A: It is not necessary, but it can help reduce cracks and improve the appearance for longer. If you’re concerned about color fading, you should seal your driveway to keep it looking fresh.

Q: What should I do if my concrete deck is cracked?

A: Repair it! There are a few options of how to do this. You can use a caulk or sealer which is easy and inexpensive, however the long-term durability is limited. Pouring more concrete is also inexpensive and will repair the full depth of the crack. It’s better for larger cracks and lasts longer than caulking. Polymer resins are the best materials. They’re pricier, but penetrate deep and last long.

Q: How long does decking last?

A: A traditional wood deck has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, and a composite (more resistant to the elements) lasts between 25 and 30 years.

Q: Why should I hire a contractor to build my deck?

A: You can of course DIY a deck, but if you want a more complicated design built to flow naturally in your yard, it’s best to hire a contractor. You also won’t have to go through the headaches of building it yourself. Leave it to us!

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