Screen Porch Maple Grove MN

Maple Grove MN Screen Porch

Here it is… the end of another Minnesota summer. Fall is officially here and like it or not, another Minnesota winter is sure to follow. Even though no one really wants to think about winter when it’s still nice out, there’s still time left before a chilly fall turns into freezing winter, and there are lots of ways you can put it to good use. To make the most out of these last days summer, I can’t think of a better place to do it than sitting comfortably with family and friends in a new screen porchAhhh… there is nothing quite like sitting outside on a crisp fall day gazing at the leaves changing colors and breathing in the smell of fresh cedar from your new porch! And the cherry on top is the value and space it will add to your home!

Here is another screen porch that we just finished for a homeowner in Maple Grove Minnesota. This screen porch was built with a maintenance free exterior using composite trim and railing and a cedar interior. The decking on the deck is also cedar with a great looking Deckorator Black railing that comes in dozens of styles and colors to choose from. You can easily mix and match to come up with your own statement.

You may also be surprised to know that we can build your porch year round! It’s never too late in the season to build a new porch or addition onto your home and you can enjoy your new space year round.

Screen Porch Maple Grove MN

Screen Porch Maple Grove MN

Maple Grove MN Screen Porch

Maple Grove MN Screen Porch

Screen porch was built with a maintenance free exterior using composite trim and railing

Screen porch was built with a maintenance free exterior using composite trim and railing

The decking on the deck is also cedar

The decking on the deck is also cedar

The railing is Deckorator Black railing

The railing is Deckorator Black railing

Screen Porch with cedar interior

Screen Porch with cedar interior

Maple Grove MN Screen Porch with cedar interior

Maple Grove MN Screen Porch with cedar interior

 DYI vs Hiring A Contractor

If you’ve been putting off those remodeling and home improvement projects, now is time to decide whether you want to take on the project yourself or hire a professional. Remodeling contractors and other home improvement pros are pretty busy this time of year. Demand for home remodeling services is high. Their schedules fill up fast and most operate on a first come, first serve basis. Why?  Because that’s when everyone else wants to finish up on their last minute remodeling projects too!

Plus, if you’ve never done a major remodel before, you don’t want to take on a project of this size without talking to one of these guys. Knocking down walls might seem like a simple task, but behind those walls could be electrical wiring, gas pipes and plumbing that can cause huge problems in your home. Unless you have experience with projects of this size, get the DIY idea out of your head.

If you try to remodel on your own, you must have a well thought out plan right down to the last detail before the project begins, or you’ll find yourself making changes that will not only cost you more in the long run, but will also add time to the project.

Consider also that inevitably you’ll be sharing your home with the remodelers’ crews for weeks or even months, depending on the scale of the project.  All remodeling involves some degree of inconvenience, but inconvenience can easily turn into a nightmare if yourremodeler doesn’t put your family’s comfort and concerns first.

Homeowners should consider the time delays and hidden costs before attempting do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvements. While many projects look manageable at first glance, there are many points to consider when determining the “real” cost generated on a project. DIY projects can be rewarding and fun, but it definitely isn’t for everyone. If your DIY can’t be completed in the planned price range, leave the work in the hands of a professional Minnesota home remodeling contractor.

 

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