We are licensed and insured in the state of North Carolina and also carry workman’s compensation and liability insurance.
Yes. We confidently stand behind our work with an in-house warranty taking a proactive approach by contacting you thirty days, six months, and again at eleven months after closing in order to identify any issues that need to be addressed.
Yes, Glaze Design/Build will be glad to provide an initial consultation to discuss your project where initial budget ranges will be provided. Enough time is allowed to thoroughly discuss your project and will provide enough time to answer any questions you may have.
This is always a challenge for both owners and contractors. Animals need to be kept away from the construction site due to inherent dangers: nails, staples, tempting sticks of wood, sawdust, holes in the floors. Many animals are 'gun shy' and a pneumatic nail gun scares the daylights out of them. The best solution is to find a neighbor or family member will keep your pet. If they remain on site, limiting them to an area of the house not being affected is critical. If they are kennel trained, use it. If you leave town during the remodel, we suggest boarding your pet.
As a Design/Build Specialist, we will help you work out a plan beginning with a comprehensive master plan that incorporates your ideas, plans and future goals for your home which is key to prioritizing your project. This is beneficial because it ensures that work done now will not interfere with work done later. Creating a master plan can also help you secure financing ahead of time to prevent surprises when the job begins.
It is imperative that you meet with your insurance agent for a policy review before the remodeling project begins. The agent will request details such as a copy of the contract and/or the plans in order to determine the increase in coverage that will be used to adjust the insured value of your home. This adjustment must be made before beginning your project to protect you in the event of a loss during the construction process. If there is a gap in coverage, being underinsured could result in paying thousands of dollars in losses out of pocket.
Due to known health issues especially in children, the EPA and the state of North Carolina now require that contractors be trained, certified and use lead-safe work practices when remodeling or making repairs. Glaze Design/Build is an EPA Certified Renovator which means that your project will be handled in a safe manner to protect you and your children from lead paint exposure during construction. Click here for more information.
Before you meet with us, hold a family meeting to ask questions such as:
- What do we really dislike about our current home?
- What do we want to accomplish with this remodeling project?
- Do we want to make cosmetic changes or upgrade aging or broken parts of our home?
- What do we need from this project? More space? Accommodate changes in our growing or shrinking family? Make accommodations for someone in our family who has special physical needs?
- How do we plan to use the room to be remodeled?
- How long do we plan on living in this house?
- Do any friends or relatives have something in their home that we would like to personalize and recreate for our home?
- If we remain in the house during the project, are we willing to have our daily lives disrupted?
- If money were no object, what would we do?
- How much money do we want to invest in this project?
Debris and dust are a fact of life in any remodeling project but there are measures to take to minimize it. We always lay down flooring protection at the beginning of the job and replace it as necessary. For additional protection, plastic sheeting is used to isolate the construction area from the rest of the house. Depending on the tasks, an exhaust fan may be run in the work area, and air ducts in the work area may be shut off and sealed to prevent contaminants from being drawn into the living area. Also for most projects, a dumpster is brought in for the entire construction process and is used for daily and weekly clean ups.
And there are things you can do. Most likely you will be asked to remove all furniture, electronics and personal belongings from the area. What cannot be moved must be covered and taped. To keep dust to a minimum, you can vacuum and sweep daily in the area outside the work area. You may want to consider a ShopVac that is better equipped to handle construction debris and drywall dust. Many homeowners use high-efficiency furnace filters and change them once a week during construction. We also ask that you keep pets and children out of the construction area due to the presence of sharp nails, tools, dust and debris.