October 15 2016 0Comment

When to Repair or Replace

Assess Current Product

  • Determine current product on your home.
  • Research that product to see if there are any deficiencies, issues, or class action lawsuits.

Assess Current Moisture Management System

  • Look at the moisture management systems in conjunction with the product you current have on home. Do moisture management systems do what they are supposed to?
  • Is the system creating problems specific to issues connected with the product on your house?

Minimal Repair, Major Repair, or Full Replacement?

  • Analyze current condition of product and create a life cycle analysis, look specifically for moisture issues that can cause costly structural and mold problems
  • Determine what your short, medium, and long term goals are.
  • Calculate long term maintenance costs. Include the cost of not fixing a problem to determine if a possible short term goal can be achieved without costing much more in the long run.
  • Your home is an investment, and so are remodeling projects. Determine your budget and see where you will receive the best short, medium, and long term return on investment (ROI).

Considering Full Replacement?

  • Determine and communicate your budget to your contractor. When considering full replacement it is important to try to narrow down a window of possibilities as there a millions (yes millions) of possible combinations between different products, components, and accessory packages. Budget is the first, and best way, to narrow down more meaningful choices. Btw professional contractors have upfront pricing and can show you their pricing formulas so telling your contractor your budget won’t change your price.
  • Determine how long you would like your new system to last. Not all products and systems are designed the same way and because of this there is no “best” product or system, only the “best” product and system for your house and your goals.
  • Determine what look you are trying to achieve. Different products have different looks including but not limited to shape, size, texture, style, and color.
  • Compare options that meet needs for ROI, maintenance costs, and longevity.

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