Three Ways a General Contractor Can Help Increase Your Home Value

Posted on by Dr Roof Inc

General Contractors Do More Than Just Home Building

With all the growth in Vancouver and Portland these days, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find an available contractor. And if you do, they may charge high prices for their services since the demand is so high.

But what some homeowners don’t realize is that specialty contractors are often licensed to perform general contracting services. So, when you’re on the hunt for, say, a window replacement contractor, don’t rule out roofing contractors.

General contractors are often skilled and licensed in a variety of trades, but don’t advertise them heavily. Knowing this could open up several opportunities when you’ve nearly given up hope.

For instance, many of Dr. Roof’s roofing clients are surprised to discover that we specialize in decks, windows, and siding in addition to roof replacement. That’s because we are licensed in general contracting.

The benefit of operating as a general contractor, as opposed to a specialty contractor who is limited in what they can perform, is that we can provide and manage a variety of building crafts. Dr. Roof is licensed to perform and subcontract for services ranging from plumbing and electrical to siding and decking. However, our main focus is roofing.


Siding

If you’re looking to upgrade or create a new look for your home’s exterior, don’t hesitate to call a roofing company! Companies like Dr. Roof bring the same professionalism and broad experience to siding installation as they do to roofing. We provide siding in varieties including:

  • James Hardie Siding – A leading brand that comes with a 30-year warranty
  • Wood Siding – With the look and feel of Real Wood, this siding stands up to harsh Northwest winters
  • Fiber-Cement Siding – This material is both attractive and extremely durable; a resilient mix of wood pulp and cement
  • Vinyl Siding – Vinyl siding is a practical option for all architectural styles. CertainTeed has several colors and material options as well

Windows

Foggy windows in the winter and fall can send homeowners into a frenzy. When the seals between the window glass and sash fail, it causes nonstop condensation. Not only is this unsightly, it leads to mold and dry rot around the sash and frame, which, for obvious reasons, is not something anyone wants in their house.

Dr. Roof offers window replacement services year-round at an affordable price. We also buy back your old windows and only install windows manufactured by reputable companies, including MilgardPellaAndersen, and Cascade. Call us to find out more.


Decks

Decks in Pacific Northwest cities like Vancouver can have a pretty short shelf life if they were built with short-term goals. Months of rain and general sogginess can lead to rot and decay, and before you know it, side-rails are wobbling and boards are warping.

When you’re ready for a new deck, call Dr. Roof (er, Dr. Deck!).  The products we use are some of the best the industry has to offer, including Fiberon and TimberTech Composite Decking.

We also offer cedar and other natural wood decking materials as well. Replacing your deck with us means you get a 20-year limited warranty on all our decking systems. So, don’t worry about all that rain. In the unlikely case that your deck starts to ail, you’ll be covered.

Find out how you can increase your home value sooner by calling Dr. Roof for more than just roofing!

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