Having completed over 20,000 jobs, the Better Business Bureau Torch Award winning Aloha Construction sees the same mistakes too many times not to say something. They contributed an article to Realty Times listing the four most common errors they see with tips on how to avoid making them.
First they see people trying to sell their homes make the wrong upgrades to increase the value. Aloha Construction sees many homeowners who add an extra room or bathroom to their house but ignore fundamental upgrades such as siding and roofs. Extra square feet is a bonus but if the roof leaks when it rains then the house needs work and this condition reduces the market value considerably. There are also the aesthetic reasons for improving the roof and siding, making the house look newer and presenting a better appearance for potential buyers.
Homeowners also neglect to get regular home inspections. By keeping up with inspections an owner can catch problems before they become catastrophes. Finding our you roof shingles are about to collapse is easier and cheaper to fix than waiting for the roof to cave in. With free once a year home inspections, Aloha Construction helps the homeowner work with the insurance company to minimize the deductible and help ensure the homeowner gets the best deal at the right time.
Aloha Construction also sees many homeowners neglecting basic maintenance like cleaning their gutters and downspouts. This simple process can remove a great deal of stress on a roof and walls and help them last longer, but many homeowners simply take this aspect of home maintenance for granted.
The final big mistake Aloha Construction lists is people skimping on their home repairs. Whether trying to do it for themselves or simply taking a cheap bidder over a more expensive but also more qualified one, mistakes and poor work can do long term damage to a home. Aloha Construction recommend always asking if the company is licensed, bonded and insured. If not the dangers of inadequate work increase, leading to bigger repair costs down the road when the problems inevitably come back.