March 2023

The Best Time to Remodel Your Home is Now

As a designer and contractor living in the beautiful state of Colorado, I have devoted my life to helping others remodel their homes. While it may seem extreme, I have seen this process change the lives of my customers, and that is why I do what I do.

I’ve successfully completed hundreds of remodels for all types of families and homeowners. What I see every time is probably the most important factor; a home and customer rejuvenated. Witnessing the joy that homeowners have when they first view their home after a remodel, is priceless. Their happiness becomes mine. 

Remodels allow a homeowner to create and get involved in their home renovation. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard: “I love our home, but I always wanted this type of backsplash in the kitchen,” or “ an amazing home theater,” or “ an authentic wine cellar that looks like it’s right out of a home in France.” The remodel offers homeowners a chance to finally make things the way they always wanted them. 

The current market conditions make it a favorable time for homeowners to consider home renovations, so if you are looking to remodel your home, now is the perfect time to start your project. Here are some of the reasons that the winter months are the best time to remodel your home:

1. You will get the lowest prices.

2. The pool of experienced contractors to choose from is larger.

3. With interest rates at an all-time high, remodeling is smarter than selling.

Additionally, remodeling can add significant value to your property in the long run, and when interest rates come back down, may make selling your home at a higher price point much easier. And who is to say you can spend time enjoying that remodel yourself? With more people working from home, rethinking living spaces to create more functional home offices and workspaces has its appeal.

For me, however, the most important reason to consider a remodel is that you and your family may be even more attached to your home than you realize. I’ve seen it happen over and over. Homeowners think about moving, then the memories kick in. It may be the place your daughter took her first steps or the last place you saw an ailing grandparent. Consider these emotional implications, both on you and your other family members, before you decide whether you are ready for the stress of moving (and it will be stressful!).

Now, when it comes to remodeling, it’s essential to work with a hands-on contractor who will work closely with you from the start to bring your ideas to life. A contractor who is experienced in the pre-construction phase can help you minimize unexpected delays, budget, and scope changes that can derail many projects.

The success of any remodeling project depends on getting every detail right from the outset. On every project we do, my team and I invest significant time in the pre-construction phase, learning every detail of our clients’ needs and wants. Our custom approach to client service and transparency ensures faster construction and more accurate budgets, saving you time and money.

I take pride in our meticulous organizational style and understanding of design and trends. Our passion for seeing our clients’ dreams evolve from paper sketch to finished product keeps us motivated. We encourage you to contact us for a consultation to learn more about our approach to remodeling and how we can help bring your ideas to life.

About Kadrian:

Kadrian Whisenhunt is the President of Hall Ryan Construction and is a designer by trade. She has 15 years of experience in materials sourcing and project management in the textile manufacturing industry.  Her expertise in handling multiple, highly detailed projects while keeping budget and timeline at the forefront, combined with her passion for seeing clients’ dreams come to life, makes her a valuable asset to client projects.

Protect Your Home from Hail Damage: Why Consult a Qualified Roofing Contractor Before Disaster Strikes

As a homeowner, your roof is one of the most important components of your property. Not only does it protect you from the elements, but it also plays a critical role in the overall integrity and value of your home. This is especially true for high net worth homeowners living in areas prone to severe weather, such as Vail, Colorado. With hailstorms being a common occurrence in the region, it is essential to talk to a qualified roofing contractor before disaster strikes.

When hail damages a roof, it can compromise the shingles, tiles, or metal panels that make up the roofing system. The impact of the hail can cause cracks, dents, or even holes in the material, making it much more vulnerable to water damage. This water damage can lead to serious consequences, such as leaks, mold growth, and structural damage to your home.

If left unrepaired, hail damage can also lead to significant energy loss, making it more difficult to regulate the temperature inside your home.

The cost of repairing or replacing a roof after hail damage can be substantial, particularly for large homes. In some cases, the cost can reach tens of thousands of dollars, and in extreme cases, it can be much more. This is why it is essential to have a qualified roofing contractor inspect your roof regularly and address any potential issues before they escalate into more serious problems.

Throughout my years in the business, I have seen firsthand the damage that hailstorms can cause to homes in Vail and other regions prone to severe weather, especially those who are not adequately prepared. Many talk about the three “Rs” when considering the right contractor to talk to about inspecting and preparing your roof before a disaster:

  1. The right expertise.
  2. The right equipment.
  3. The right track record.

But I believe there is a fourth “R” that is the even more important:

  • The right care for your home.

Most contractors look at a your home as a dollar figure, not as a structure where the you and your family live and where your most important memories are made. They think about total revenue and margin and how they can optimize both by doing the job as quickly as possible, rather than  about what’s best for you. For me, the fourth “R” is the most important because it leads to better quality work, longer lasting results, and a happier customer who will advocate for your business to their friends and family.

In conclusion, talking to a qualified roofing contractor before your roof is damaged by hail or other disasters is an investment in the future of your home. By addressing potential issues before they escalate, you can avoid costly repairs, protect your home from further damage, and ensure that your roof continues to provide the protection and comfort you need. If you are a homeowner in Vail, Colorado, or another region prone to severe weather, reach out to the team at Hall Ryan Construction today and let us help you protect your most valuable asset.

About the Author: Chad Whisenhunt is Principal and CEO of Hall Ryan Construction, the recognized leader for high net worth roof replacements in Colorado. Chad has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and is a subject matter expert in roofing, construction, and restoration. He is regularly asked to consult and provide estimating services for insurance providers