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FAQ

General

How long will my home renovation project take?

Each home remodel is unique, so this question isn’t as cut and dry as one might think. The duration of your project depends on multiple aspects, including size of the renovation project, scope of work and materials/finishes used. At Renoco, we prepare a construction schedule for each remodeling project based on our full understanding of the scope. We also work together with the homeowner to ensure it can be completed within the estimated time frame.

How will I be kept informed about the progress of my project?

You will have easy access to your project production manager and can expect ongoing communication throughout the house renovation process. We also make full use of today’s modern computer-based tools to manage your project and keep you updated. We keep all project documentation safely stored online where you can monitor progress, manage change orders or simply send a short message with feedback to your team. When completed, we do a final project walk through to ensure every detail of your project is handled to your complete satisfaction.

When do I need to make decisions on appliances, fixtures, etc.?

We have a detailed schedule on our projects that keeps you apprised of daily activity, and also alerts you to approaching deadlines for selections and pending decisions. Following this schedule and meeting these deadlines assures that the workflow will continue uninterrupted. Our production team works with you to clarify your options, and answer any questions.

Will the remodel be noisy? When?

Construction is inherently noisy; there will be noise at varying levels throughout the home renovation process. We will give you advance notice during the really noisy phases, particularly, concrete cutting, tile cutting, floor sanding, etc. so that you can plan your days accordingly.

Will it be really dusty and dirty?

The dust and dirt will be the worst in the demolition phase. Once we’ve got things stripped down to the frame, things will be fairly clean. Drywall installation and sanding will create a lot of very fine dust for a few days. We do our very best to seal off the rest of the house, but a little dust will always get through. It’s a good idea to throw a plastic sheet over nearby sensitive items like electronics or fine furniture during this phase.

Will I be without power/water/gas during the remodel?

Depending on the scope of your home remodeling project, there will likely be some brief interruption to utilities. During the demolition phase, and when we bring in the rough trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC), electrical, water and gas may need to be shut off anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. If we are connecting new gas pipes to your existing pipes, we will need to unhook your gas appliances and test the whole system for leaks. This could take a whole day. Moving an electrical panel or upgrading an electrical panel will likely also take a whole day. In any case, we will give you advance warning so that you can plan accordingly.

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