3 things your contractor won’t tell you

Posted December 3, 2020 in Blog

Most contractors don’t ask how you plan to use your new patio or deck space, so you run the risk of not having enough space or even too much space once the feature has been installed.  This leads to wasted time and money. These knowledge gaps between client and contractor are why Pennsylvania and New Jersey homeowners usually feel stressed or anxious when building a patio, deck, or other backyard structure.

Hiring the right partner to build your deck, patio, or pool shouldn’t be stressful, and the construction process shouldn’t give you anxiety. Before you hire a contractor in the Lehigh Valley make sure you read this:

  • They might not be the right contractor for your project

Your contractor probably isn’t worried about building a backyard that is functional, timeless, and timeless and fits/flows with the rest of your backyard features in a beautifully seamless way. They are probably more interested in building exactly what you asked for, getting paid, and then moving on to the next project. This could leave you with a backyard that you never enjoy, and space that doesn’t add value to your home.

We realize that your backyard transformation is a huge investment, and we are committed to making sure that you completely fall in love with your new backyard. Using our design-first approach we can help you visualize exactly what your backyard could look like, and make sure you love every single detail before construction begins. Our process eliminates any surprises, and helps you feel confident with each and every decision!

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  • They don’t know who will be at your project daily

With a bid-build model, your contractor probably will not know the names or history of the sub-contractors that will be at your home. This could lead to communication and construction errors. To protect your home and family, you will want to make sure your contractor (and their subs!) are bonded and insured.

Honesty, respect, and transparency are the foundation of every MasterPLAN project. We will make sure you know exactly who will be at your home, how long they will be there, and what you can expect from them each day during your build. Our design-build model also ensures that every trusted partner is properly insured, bonded, and qualified to guarantee the safety of your family and home!

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  • They don’t know how long your materials will last

An outdoor patio that isn’t installed with the proper base won’t hold up under heavy snow and ice is not the best option for your backyard in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Additionally, if your contractor is receiving kickbacks on material sales, they may recommend an option that may not suit your needs the best. Your contractor is probably not going to let you know about any hefty maintenance your new patio will need either.

At MasterPLAN, we make sure that your project is built to last, with minimal maintenance requirements. We believe you deserve to enjoy your backyard as much as possible! This is why we help you select low-maintenance materials that will stand the test of time as part of our process. Our Love your Design Guarantee will make sure that you are comfortable and confident with every decision. Your designer will guide you through the pros and cons of each option, and help you make the best decision for your home and family.

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We get that working with contractors can sound intimidating, and overseeing your construction could be stressful. You are not alone!

With MasterPLAN, we oversee every step of your project so you never have to worry. We have helped hundreds of homeowners – just like you – do more than just build a simple patio or deck. We eliminated all of the stress that can come with planning an outdoor renovation by handling all aspects of their project’s design, engineering, and construction. By combining the design and construction process our clients enjoy the experience of creating an outdoor living space that maximizes their home’s value, helps them fall in love with their home all over again, and makes their backyard a magnet for life’s most important moments!

Here’s how to start the process:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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