If you’re planning a room addition for your home, you’ll need to decide which direction to add onto. There are only two ways–up or out–and this will mostly depend on what you’re using the new room for. Let Triangle Home Exteriors, one of the top home exterior remodeling companies in the area, help you decide here:
What to Expect When Building Out
Most additions are built out, which means increasing the footprint of the ground floor level of your home. Whether you’re looking to expand the kitchen or planning to add a family room, this will involve having a new foundation or slab put up, constructing the walls and roof of the addition and then connecting the addition with the old space by taking down the existing exterior wall.
Advantage: There’s less disturbance to your living space and your daily routine because the addition won’t need additional support from the existing structural frames or foundation. And if the addition is small enough, you can even avoid any foundation work. Whatever the case, you have to make sure the work is handled by one of the area’s premier exterior remodeling and siding contractors, Triangle Home Exteriors.
Disadvantage: You should expect to lose some of your yard when you build-out. Before starting the work, a zoning variance might be required, as well. Some neighborhoods have strict setback requirements, so you’ll want to understand them better when planning your addition.
What to Expect When Building Up
You can expand your home vertically, as well, which means adding a second story to your home. Most built-up room additions use the space above the garage, porch, or sunroom. When building up, you’ll need to have your foundation reinforced to ensure your home can sturdily and safely hold up the weight of the new room.
Advantage: Your yard space remains untouched and you won’t have to worry as much about zoning restrictions.
Disadvantage: A second floor means adding a staircase, which further takes up space on the ground floor. In fact, some walls and ceiling may have to be torn out to strengthen the structural supports and accommodate electrical, plumbing, and heating lines.
Whether you decide to build up or out, just turn to the expert in home addition and roof replacement, Triangle Home Exteriors, to handle the job. We’ll ensure a safe and worry-free experience with our masterclass services. We serve Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (919) 615-1101 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.