Home Improvement Projects for Spring 2022

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Most homes sustain a few problems during the winter months and spring is the perfect time to schedule your home improvement projects.  Albrite Building is a General Contractor company located in Westmont, Illinois. We specialize in specially selected residential projects. In addition to general contracting work, we also provide design and build services to meet our client’s specific needs.   Repair Winter Damage Don’t wait long to address a leaking roof or damp basement. Water damage can cause mold and rot. Roofs require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that your home remains safe, stable, and comfortable. Look for trouble spots on the roof. You can also look in the attic with a flashlight to check for signs of moisture. If you need to repair or replace your roof or…
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Commercial Property Renovations

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Commercial property renovations can vary from minor redesigns for the building’s interior to major changes for the exterior (and sometimes both exterior and interior) of the structure. Even a small property renovation can be a major project. It is important to have an idea of the entire renovation process before diving into the project.   Renovation Logistics The first step in a commercial property renovation is to recognize why a building needs to be renovated. Some common reasons include: - New tenant - New build-out - Updating the space (carpet, paint, etc.) - Amenity upgrades and energy efficiency At this step, the building owner and sometimes a tenant are the only parties involved. It is critical to look at the zoning laws, certificate of occupancy, the state of the property,…
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Expand you Living Space with an Outdoor Deck

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Do you utilize your outdoor living space? Would you want a backyard where you can socialize, relax, and eat with friends and family on an outdoor deck? You'll need to hire a contractor to build it.   Hiring a Deck Contractor You need to set a budget so you know precisely how much you can afford. A few things you'll want to consider when planning a deck: Deck Size – Grab a tape measure and measure your space. It will also give the contractor a clear idea of the scope of the project from the start. Deck Materials – Pressure-treated wood used to be the only choice for an outdoor deck. But the variety of materials available today gives you more options. Pressure-treated wood is still a popular choice, but…
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6 Stages of a Construction Project

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For every construction project, there is a process that needs to be followed to ensure a successful outcome. They vary based on size, budget, and completion date. Below are the 6 stages of a construction project and what you should know about them:   1. Concept Conception typically begins with the client. Depending on the project, the conception stage might vary. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few months or more.   2. Design Now it’s time to talk about the design. This is still a preliminary stage and designs can change. Once the design is approved, the bidding process begins. There are normally four different steps within the design stage. 1. Feasibility – All of the objectives of the project need to be outlined. Several…
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