Northern VA Remodelers

by Carly McAlister on February 12, 2013

By: Carly McAlister

Northern VA home addition

Remodeling Questions Answered By A Northern VA Contractor

You’ve submitted the questions & we have the answers.  When you are considering remodeling and choosing a Northern VA contractor it’s important for you to ask any questions that you may have.  You don’t want to end up regretting any part of your remodeling process because you held back on asking any questions that would help you better understand a company.  We encourage you to submit any questions OR contact us for a free estimate at 703.961.7707.

How does the proposal process work?

A:  Moss Building & Design offers a free estimate and design.  When you call Moss, our Lead Manager, Linda will schedule your appointment with one of our Sales Consultants.  On the day of the appointment one of our Consultants will come to your home and listen to your home needs.  After the appointment we will send you a proposal that covers every aspect of your remodel.  The proposal will include a description of the work we will do, a design layout & the final price of your remodel.  We want you to have time to digest the information and we encourage you to call us with any questions regarding your proposal.

How do I know whether to remodel or build a new house?

A:  That’s a question that many people ask about their Northern VA home.  A lot of people like the location of their home & don’t want to relocate.  Plus, with a remodel you don’t have to shop around and make any sacrifices to what you want because you can customize your existing home to exactly what you want!  However, there is a formula to figuring this out.  You will take what you think you can sell the home for and all the remodel value.  Then subtract 10% for the realtor and moving costs.  Next you will see what’s on the market in that price range and evaluate the deficiencies of the homes in that price range.  If the houses are more expensive than what it would take to remodel your home then you should stay in your home & customize it to accommodate your lifestyle!

What is the difference in the contract price and the final price?

A:  There are easy ways for contractors to manipulate the contract price to look good.  But you and I both know that it’s what you pay in the end that matters.  Many times when you are comparing prices of competitors, people will just look at the contract price and make their decision.  However, you need to know what that price includes.  Is it going to be higher at the end of your remodel?  OR is the contract that had a higher contract price going to remain the same and ultimately be cheaper for you in the end?  At Moss Building & Design we sweat the details to eliminate any surprises in your proposal.  Our contract includes a certain dollar amount that we refer to as allowances; this is where money is put for your selections.  Depending on your taste and preferences during the selection process the price may be higher in the end, but that is totally up to you!  Otherwise the contract price that Moss gives you is not going to be higher at the end of your remodel.

What kind of pre-construction or design support does Moss Building & Design offer?

A:  At Moss Building & Design there is a team that manages your project.  You have the Project Manager, a Customer Care Manager & your Sales Consultant all available to help you every step of the way.  Your Project Manager will communicate clearly & efficiently with you throughout the whole process and be there to answer any questions you may have about your home remodel.  Your Customer Care Manager can help you with questions about selections & even be available to go with you to pick out tile, countertops, cabinets, as much or as little as you’d like.  Your initial contact, your Sales Consultant will be there for you at any time to answer any questions.

We also have MOSS Online.  Track your project from the comfort of your home, and view the schedule of your remodel at any time.  MOSS Online is a single point of communication where you have access to contact information of the team members on the job, as well as photo logs so you can track the progress.  You can also view your budget at any time and see the total costs thus far.  You will also have access to emails and other documents.  MOSS Online eliminates the unknown and is a great form of communication throughout your remodel.

Moss Building & Design

Moss Building & Design is an award-winning remodeling company in Northern Virginia.  We specialize in home additions, basement remodeling, and kitchen & bath remodels.  As an established Virginia contractor we know what it takes to transform your house into the home of your dreams.   As a result of the countless requests by Moss Building & Design customers who already know and trust the Moss name, we also offer home services including plumbing, electrical, handyman services, roofing, windows, siding & doors and much more.

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