Monthly Archives: October 2016

Complete Home Additions

October 28, 2016

Remodeling and adding an addition to an existing home are improvement projects that many homeowners consider. Home additions and improvement of living space combined with endless possibilities for usage, materials, colors, and other preferences are the creative homeowner’s dream. However, big renovation and addition projects require planning, budgeting, and hiring the right contractors. Being prepared for the inconvenience and expense of adding onto your home will help minimize surprises and hassles.   

Planning: When adding on to your existing home, make sure the addition will be integrated seamlessly into the overall design and aesthetic of the house. A home addition requires planning and effort to make it look like it belongs to the house, and hasn’t just been tacked on haphazardly. A trusted architect or building contractor can help in this area. Likewise, nearly all home additions require permits from the local city or county government. A good contractor should help you get the proper permits to ensure the addition is up to code. Adding on to your home without the proper permits can lead to code violations and difficulties when it’s time to sell the home. 

Budgeting: Home additions are costly. estimates that adding an additional bathroom or bedroom can easily cost $25,000-$50,000. Homeowners can save money by choosing to remodel an existing room instead or by converting an existing space, such as basement or attic rooms, into a bedroom, bathroom, or family room. Also, expect your property insurance to go up a bit, and plan for the possibility of unforeseen expenses such as rotting floorboards that need replacement or mold cleanup.

Hiring the Right Contractor: One of the biggest decisions to make is who to hire. Any contractor should be licensed and insured, and be able to help you obtain the proper building permits. Before you interview contractors, have a detailed plan of what materials you want to use and your vision for the finished product. Expect unexpected expenses here and there, but ask for receipts from the contractor, and don’t pay the full bill until the job is finished. Don’t forget to have a clear idea before the work begins about what hours the contractor will work, what they will clean up at the end of the day, and how much noise and dust will be created. Finally, ask which aspects of the job the contractor will do, and how much of it they plan to sub-contract out. For more questions to ask a potential contractor, see this article from U.S. News and World Report.  

Located in Dunn, North Carolina, McKeelwork, Inc. is a full-service remodeling and HVAC contractor. Servicing all brands of residential and commercial HVAC systems, McKeelwork’s licensed, insured technicians provide emergency service, repairs, full new-system installation, and warranties on parts and labor. We can also help with your remodeling and home addition projects, including bathroom and kitchen remodels, tiling, and exterior work such as brick, stone, painting, tree trimming, and pressure washing. To find out more about how McKeelwork, Inc. can maximize your home environment, visit our website or call (919) 631-7525.

Heating and Cooling Service in North Carolina

October 4, 2016

In North Carolina, you need reliable service that you can trust to keep your home or business cool in the heat of summer and warm in the chill of winter. At McKeelwork Inc., we specialize in a range of HVAC services including installation and repair. No matter what season it is, the professionals at McKeelwork Inc. are happy to service your home comfort needs.

McKeelwork Inc. specializes in heating and cooling service, duct installation and total system replacements. We service all brands of heating and air conditioning systems for both residential and commercial properties. If we see that your system is beyond repair, our team can provide you with the installation and sale of a new heating/cooling system. While we know we have great prices, we are never offended by a customer who wants a second estimate. In addition to competitive prices, we also offer a 10-year warranty on both coils and compressors and a 2-year labor warranty (depending on the job).

Did you know that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? Poor air quality can lead to allergies, fatigue and worse. If your air quality is lacking, let McKeelwork Inc. perform complete duct change outs. Our technicians will remove the old ducts, and install metal ducts, spiral ducts or flex ducts. This will help rid your home or business of pollutants and improve indoor air quality.

With licensed and insured professionals, McKeelwork Inc. offers prompt and courteous service 24/7. Our certified technicians are available for any of your unexpected heating/cooling problems that occur after hours, on weekends and even holidays.

McKeelwork Inc. can also help you with your remodeling needs. We are a one-stop contractor with experience in bathroom and kitchen remodels, tile settings, and small electrical or plumbing repairs. We even service exterior projects including brick, block and stone as well as pressure washing, exterior painting, tree trimming and gravel delivery.

If you’re ready to return your home to a comfortable living environment, contact the team at McKeelwork Inc.! To schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (919) 631-7525 or visit our website for more information.