Before any home renovation project, it’s important to thoroughly research a screen enclosure company in Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, and Marco Island, you are interested in working with. Then, set up consultations with your top companies. If this is your first pool enclosure, or pool cage project, it’s helpful to have a list of questions to ask prior to and during the consultation process. That’s why the team at Aluminum Master has compiled the following list, which includes top 5 questions during a screen room enclosure consultation in Naples, FL
1. How long will an in-home consultation take?
It differs for each company, however, at Aluminum Master LLC, we custom design and manufacture all of our sunroom products, so we typically have one of our design consultants meet with you for a minimum of 60-90 minutes). This allows our screen enclosure expert ample time to discuss your project and develop a personalized plan complete with a quote.
2. What can you expect during an in-home design consultation?
Again, this varies from house to house. At Aluminum Master LLC, we take the time to listen to your vision for space. Since everything we do is tailored to your home specifically, the options are endless. Having an idea of how you and other family members plan to use the room will help us make recommendations and develop the best plan for you. Finally, our goal is to leave you with a project estimate and payment plan options. Our experts do not use high-pressure tactics, nor is there ever an obligation to buy. We know a sunroom or porch enclosure is a big investment for your home, and we want to give you all the information to make a great decision for you and your family.
3. Who needs to attend the consultation?
In today’s day and age, getting everyone together for dinner is sometimes a challenge, let alone getting everyone together for a design consultation with a contractor. However, a custom sunroom or pool deck enclosure is essentially a room addition. There are many details to go over that impact the total cost of the project. At Aluminum Master LLC, we encourage all parties who will use the room to be involved in the consultation. That way everyone can ask questions and our sunroom expert can make recommendations for your custom project specifically.
4. How many years have you been in the industry?
Although working with an experienced contractor doesn’t always guarantee quality work or professionalism, a contractor with a long history in the industry should have a well-versed background in quality construction. In addition to great problem-solving skills, an experienced contractor is more likely to have a larger portfolio to show you, along with a longer list of customers who’d be happy to speak with you about their patio enclosure experience.
5. Are you licensed in this State and for how long?
Every state has different certification requirements for contractors, so it’s imperative that you research the specific laws in your state. Similar to number one, this seems like a basic question, but people still forget to ask it once the consultation begins. If having a state-certified contractor is necessary for you, be sure to ask this question early on in the conversation to avoid wasting any time.
Although contractors often receive inquiries about the project timeline and cost of pool enclosures, homeowners should start at a more basic level by researching companies and asking for credentials. The information you receive from these basic questions will help you make an informed decision.
Asking this question will help you determine the company’s familiarity with your type of project and may lead the contractor to discuss how those past projects went. Once you have confirmed that the contractor has completed similar projects, you can better align your expectations for your specific sunroom type and the contractor’s approach to these projects. With this information, you can directly compare your top contractors’ responses to determine whose approach goes best with your vision for the renovation
Aluminum Master LLC has completed thousands of screen enclosure projects in Southwest Florida over the years. Aluminum Master LLC believes in keeping the promises we make and we aim to exceed your expectations in all regards. We believe every pool enclosure is unique and every step, from design to finish, is customized to your needs. To start designing your dream pool enclosure, call Aluminum Master LLC at (239) 449-9934 for a free estimate today!