FAQs


How long have you been in business?

Since 1993.

Where are you located?

Downtown Osseo, Minn. on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and County Road 81, and Virginia, Minn. in the T Squared building at 302 Chestnut Street.


Do home improvements increase the value of your home?

It depends. Adding living space, such as three- and four-season additions, finished basements and decks will give you the largest value. New siding also helps increase a home’s value, because people desire less maintenance. Roofing is important as well; it can become a popular asset with all the new, innovative products that enhance curb appeal.


Do you pull permits, or do I have to?

Advanced Home Improvements will pull all necessary permits to ensure we follow the right guidelines throughout your project..


Do supply companies and manufacturers stand behind their products?

Some do and some don't. Over the years, we’ve surrounded ourselves with the best companies and manufacturers in the business, proven to stand behind their products and correct any issues that arise in a prompt and professional manner.


What is the most important rule to follow when picking a contractor?

Follow up on references the contractor gives you to call. Reach out to them and ask about their experiences working with the contractor you’re considering. If some of the references you call were not completely satisfied, you know you’re working with an honest contractor that strives to give you a variety of opinions. Advanced Home Improvements has a long reference list with few, and minor, problems. Ask references how their contractor dealt with issues as they arose to keep them happy. That’s the ultimate question. View Advanced Home Improvements reviews.


How can I get the highest return on my investment?

Evaluate the neighborhood and add square footage that aligns with what the surrounding area will allow. For example, imagine that you live in Maple Grove in a $140,000 to $180,000 home with six houses on your street that have added a four-season porch, averaging 12x16 in size. If you were to add a two-story addition or a 24x20 four-season addition, you may price yourself out of what people may pay for your house if you were to sell at a later time. View the top 20 extras people want to see when buying a new home.


Where can I find out about a company?

The best place is the State Commerce Department, located in St. Paul, Minn. They issue licenses every year.


How do I know if my house has hail damage?

Storms usually hit certain areas, making hail damage obvious. However, many home and business owners have hail damage and don’t even know about it. When in doubt, call a trusted contractor for an inspection and his or her honest opinion regarding the state of your business or home’s exterior.


How do I know if I am paying the right price for my project?

Getting three estimates is a good way to judge. It’s often wise not to settle for the lowest bid. Otherwise, you risk compromising the level of professionalism and experience among the crew working on your property. After all, you get what you pay for. While Advanced Home Improvements may not give you the cheapest estimate, we will strive to give you the best service, materials and installation quality.


Can I do part of the project to save money?

Yes. Every job is unique and, in many cases, people have a great talent or just a strong back and want to help. This is fine, but we also have to keep you safe. So, if it is feasible, you’re most welcome to pitch in.


Do you offer the best products or use a middle grade?

Advanced Home Improvements offers the best, most innovative products in the market and installs them for a great price. Our roofing, siding and window installers are trained and certified by the manufacturers themselves. We only use siding and window products that are Energy Star rated by the U.S. Department of Energy. If you can’t afford the “best products,” we’ll work with you to find solutions within your budget.


Can your company do complete remodels?

Yes. We offer you full service on your entire home. So many companies only perform one or two aspects of all the work you need done, so you then end up using more than one contractor and must try and schedule them around one another. Advanced Home Improvements spares you this headache, scheduling and completing the entire project on your behalf. You’ll find using one company can save you money, hassle and time.


Are you going to be around in 10 years?

Absolutely! We are stronger today than ever and plan to continue to grow slowly. Growing too fast can mean forgetting customer service and good quality. Both are important to us.


What is the most important aspect of your company?

“Large enough to handle your needs, but small enough to care” is our motto. We take care of you at the beginning, middle and end of every job, paying close attention to the big picture, whole also overseeing the many fine details of every project.

 

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