How You Know It’s Time To Add To Your Home

Last updated on February 18th, 2024 at 07:54 am

When a home needs repairs, we often neglect the issues until the problems become big. When a home is older, the repairs will be so dire that they will eventually become forgotten about until a remodel or add-on is decided. To know when the right time is for an add-on to the home, you need to be aware of a few signs first.

The Home’s Floors Are Crumbling

When you begin to see your floors crumbling, it could be for more than one reason, and when you forego an inspection of the problem, the crumbling will only get worse. This is why you should bring in wood paneling when you are adding new flooring. This paneling will outlast tiles and is easier to keep clean.

When you have floor carpeting, you should have it replaced at least every 5 years. This way you don’t have an infestation of grime and germs built up.

You Have A Leaky Roof

Your home’s roof plays an important role in keeping the elements out. But when your roof springs a leak, it could cause water damage and mold to grow. As soon as you notice a leak, you should be on the phone to have your roof inspected. Make sure to get an estimate following the inspection so that you have an idea of the cost of adding a new roof.

When a new roof needs to be added, the cost could be as little as $4,000 or as much as $11,000. Of course, the price will depend on the type of roof shingle you go with and the square feet of the roof.

Your Home Feels Cramped

When you feel cramped in your home because you have a lot of stuff or if your family is expanding, then you may want to add some more space by creating an extra room. This can be accomplished yourself or by contacting some home addition contractors. They will be able to design a plan for the added space and finish the project in little time.

Your Kitchen Is Outdated

The home’s kitchen is an important focal point. When you do not add a new kitchen, then your kitchen will likely not function as properly as it should. So when you plan for a new kitchen, ensure that it includes a new addition of modern countertops and your cabinets with a fresh layer of paint.

Keep in mind that the new kitchen will not be a cheap project, so you will benefit from having a budget in place to help you obtain important items now and the rest later when you have some money saved.

Add On New Siding

When your home siding’s paint starts to chip, it could be due to the siding warping. This is a sign that you will need to add on some new siding. A great addition would be vinyl siding that is in the color that you prefer. Plus, the vinyl siding is highly durable as well as beautiful. It is highly scratch-resistant and maintenance-free.

Your newly added siding should be of high quality and high value. This will be able to help the siding to remain cost-effective. As opposed to wood, vinyl will keep money in your pocket because of its energy efficiency. The siding will help keep your home cool during the summer months and comfortable during the winter. You also do not need to worry about replacing panels or adding paint.

By having an experienced contractor add on some new siding, the quality of the home will improve while extending its life. A good example is being on the lookout for problem areas that you should have replaced first.

Get Your Home Additions Now

When you see that your home could benefit from a home addition, you will be able to quickly assess the situation so that the issues can be resolved as quickly as possible. Your contractor will be able to offer valuable service for the entire home.


Your home’s layout is never finished when it requires eventual replacing or additions. When you contact us today, make sure to get an estimate for your add-on. That way your home can be as modern and updated as possible.

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith

I'm Sarah Smith, a good housekeeper, blogger writer. Love to write about housekeeping, cleaning, cooking tips and tricks as well as life hacks related article and share online.

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