Factors to Consider when Planning a Home Addition

Factors to Consider when Planning a Home Addition

With careful planning, your addition can add valuable square footage to your home.

A home addition is an incredibly exciting project. It is important to not let the excitement get to you too much, however, because there is also a considerable amount of planning that goes into the design and construction of a home remodeling project of this size. With careful planning, your addition can add valuable square footage to your home. Whether it’s for a simple sunroom or a two-level addition, here are some important things to consider when you’re planning your home addition project.

Size Matters

The size of your home addition matters a great deal, for many reasons. The proportions should fit the rest of the house and property. What will it look like from the outside of the house? The ideal size for your addition will depend on the size and shape of your existing house. You don’t want to put a large, two-story addition onto a small house. When giving your square footage a boost, you don’t want the curb appeal to suffer as a result.


The roof of your home addition is another important consideration. You will want it to match the roof on the rest of your home. You also want it to be durable and last as long as possible to protect your home from the elements. When shopping for roofing for your addition, it’s a good idea to take several photos of your existing roof with you. If you’ve got a spare piece of the roof leftover from the construction, that’s even better.

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Need more help caring for your home? Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time and on budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!

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