Monday, 22 February 2016

Edmour Giguere - How to Make your Home Safe

Having a safe home is a top priority for most families. Edmour Giguere owns Giguere Construction, and works hard to help people make their homes safe. He is dedicated to his clients and he is an ambitious business man. He has worked in construction for years, and is always happy to discuss home safety with his clients. There are a few steps every homeowner should take to ensure that their house is sound.
Edmour Giguere

Electrical wiring can be a major safety concern, especially in older houses. If you are moving into an older home, or if you are renovating your home, ask your general contractor to check your houses wiring. If a previous homeowner patched the wiring themselves, or if the wiring has not been updated in several years, you could be living with a fire hazard. Rewiring your home can be costly, but the safety of your family is worth it.

If you have an older home, ask a professional to review your foundation. This is especially important if you live in an area that has extreme weather or earthquakes. It is important to check your foundation for cracks or sloping every few years.

If your home has an unfinished attic, make sure to have a professional inspect if every few years. These areas are susceptible to pests as well as water damage. If you do not go up into the attic, you could have a small leak up there and never know about it. Ask a professional, such as Edmour Giguere to check these spaces in order to make sure that they are safe and do not need any beams replaced. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Edmour Giguere - To Sell or to Remodel?

Many families sell their home and buy a new one when their families grow. Edmour Giguere often helps families remodel their homes and build additions to make them more comfortable. If your house feels like it has gotten too small for your family, you have a couple of options. You can either remodel your home, or you can sell your home. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.
Edmour Giguere
Edmour Giguere
If you choose to stay in your house and remodel it, you will be able to stay in a neighborhood you like. If you have kids, you will not have to move them to another school, and they will be able to stay near their friends. From a financial standpoint, remodeling your home will improve its value, and you could get a better offer on it in the future. These are the advantages of remodeling. The disadvantages are that you never know what a renovation could turn up. You may end up finding some issues that are expensive to solve. However, any problem you fix, will make your home safer and add value.

If you choose to sell your home, you can find another house that has more square footage. You will also be able to move right in to your new home, and not have to deal with living in a construction zone. These are all major advantages that will make your life a little easier, especially if you have children. Edmour Giguere is always happy to consult with new clients and discuss the advantages of remodeling their home versus selling their home. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Edmour Giguere - Increasing a Home’s Value

Edmour Giguere is an experienced contractor who has worked with clients to remodel their homes, thus increase their value. He understands that some remodeling jobs can be very effective when it comes to adding to a home’s value. For example, a homeowner is less likely to recoup their investment in a major kitchen or bathroom remodel job, but get back what they spent on basic home maintenance such as new siding.

Edmour Giguere

Presently, the most frequent remodeling jobs are on bathrooms and kitchens. These are the two areas where people can easily notice that money was spent on fixtures, etc. What should you look at improving when you redo your kitchen or bathroom? Try to stay traditional by using all-wood cabinets, natural wood floors, commercial-look appliances and stone countertops. Many people are choosing to lean away from the old school whirlpool tubs and choose walk-in showers in bathrooms. Many homeowners are forgoing the tub to have a big walk-in shower instead.

The first priority of any homeowner should be keeping the existing structure sound. What good is having a pretty new kitchen when the home has leaking pipes in the basement? The best money spent on any home is in the structure itself.

Edmour Giguere has worked with countless home owners to make their home both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. He knows the how to get the most for your money when it comes to remodeling a home. He works to stay within each client’s budget and parameters.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Edmour Giguere - Family Owned Businesses

Edmour Giguere is a single father who has worked hard to raise his son. His son is trying to learn the construction business inside and out. The company is family-owned and operated. Giguere’s plan to one day leave it to his son. There are many advantages to owning a family operated business. Family owned businesses tend to be smaller, which can lead to more specialized services. Working with family will often allow you to wear more hats and tackle a variety of assignments.

Edmour Giguere In general, a family owned business tends to treat their staff like one of the family. They include the staff in decisions more often and celebrate the holidays together. This can be the perfect environment for the right person. If you are someone who likes a more corporate structure, than a family-owned business environment may not be for you.

Another positive quality in a business that’s run by family is that the environment tends to be easier going and forgiving when it comes to work schedules, mistakes and the employee’s own family situations. In a family business, you might get the ability to work a more flexible schedule or even part-time hours.

Edmour Giguere likes the fact that he can work side-by-side with his family and share his knowledge in the construction field. He wants to build a successful business that can be left to the future generations. He is so happy that his son shares in his vision and wants to work hard to ensure its future success.