Does the Whole Restoration vs Renovation Argument Really Matter? Let’s Find Out!
It seems like you hear different lingo every time you talk to a new contractor, or every time you’re chatting with a different neighbor about the changes they’ve been making to their home. One guy says he’s got a big renovation project going at home, and that’s why he needs to watch football in your basement. The other says that the home restoration people will be occupying his kitchen until Sunday, so he needs to borrow your beer until then. Besides just considering the possibility of getting some neighbors who aren’t freeloading jackwagons, you may want to consider the source and validity of their claims. What is home restoration? What are home renovations? Are there legitimate differences, or is it just semantics? And if Ricky insists on watching football in your basement, where are his pants?
Understanding Home Renovations, Home Restoration, and Contractor Speak
When most homeowners talk about Renovations, they’re usually talking about making changes that don’t necessarily stem from immediate damages. In other words, renovations are generally regarded as home construction projects that are tied to a desire for change, more so than an absolute need to change. But then again, ask most men if it’s absolutely necessary for them to have the master bathroom remodeled like the wife wants it, and they will tell you that not only is it imperative that the renovations take place, but that their own life might actually depend on it.
Home Restorations and residential restoration construction tends to be slanted more towards restoring your home back to its previous level of structural integrity, due to direct or long-term damages to your home. For instance, a tornado rips your roof off. You call a contractor from Safeguard Roofing. We start rebuilding your roof, and haggle with your insurance company until they pay for it. That’s home restoration. At least to our professionals. And everybody else we know.
Another scenario that would be categorized as Home Restorations might be if you’ve had long-term moisture damage from broken shingles, but didn’t notice the damage immediately. Over time, moisture can devastate the structural integrity of your home. You could be in need of mold remediation, or another restorative construction process. Regardless of all this, our contractors care very little about the intended definitions of things, or whether your project is out of desire for change, or necessity. Bottom line: It’s your home. We’ll renovate or restore it or remodel it or reconstruct it to be exactly how you want it. And you’ll love it!
Commercial Renovation vs. Restoration, the Government, and the Price of Corn
Commercial Renovations are a little less quarantined to wants, and can even be categorized as legally required renovations from time to time. For example, if a business is cited for not having proper wheelchair access, the governing organization may require “renovations that allow safe passage for all humans, mechanical or otherwise.”
But by and large, commercial contractors and the folks who hire them for new construction, renovations, restorations, remodeling, reconstruction, and speciality construction work, have no real concerns about definitions, semantics, or otherwise. All that is about as important to their functional relationship as the price of corn. In Canada. Unless somebody is remodeling a Canadian Corn factory. Then it’s very important.
Commercial construction clients know what they want done, and they want somebody who can get it done efficiently, effectively, on-time, and under-budget. When you want Commercial Renovations, Commercial Restorations, or any other service we provide, don’t hesitate! Call Safeguard Roofing Group for the best residential and commercial contracting services around.