Our Process

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If everything goes according to plan, most people will only renovate the exterior of their home once or twice in their lifetime. And the average cost of siding a house in Edmonton is not insignificant. So, it’s natural for you to have questions about how to hire a contractor and start a project!

At Blue Jay Exterior Renovations, we work tirelessly to ensure that your home is renovated in a way that is uniquely tailored for you. This means that we will not provide a quote without first meeting with you at your home, learning what is most important to you, and coming back with a customized solution.

At our first meeting we will discuss siding products, design, and colour options. You will see siding samples, photos of other homes with new exteriors, and lots of product information to read up on. Whether you have a vision for exactly what you want your home to look like or you are just looking for ideas, this meeting will help you decide if Blue Jay Exterior Renovations is the right company for your home. At our first meeting we'll also get an understanding of what factors are most important to you outside of products and pricing - what hours would you like us to work between, safety concerns, communication preferences, scheduled reviews, etc. 

Before we leave, we will measure your home, discuss any unique areas, and book a follow up meeting to present our proposal. The first meeting typically takes between 45 and 90 minutes, depending on how many questions we each have!

After our initial meeting, we will typically present your full proposal within 2-5 days (depending on your schedule). Your proposal will include full measurements of your home including a 3D model, renderings of the design options we discussed at out first meeting, estimated project timeline, a safety assessment, and much more. If you decide that Blue Jay Exterior Renovations is the right fit for you, we will agree on a project start date and go from there.

As one of Edmonton's only siding companies with an Alberta Prepaid Contracting License, Blue Jay Exterior Renovations is legally allowed to take a deposit for our work (check with other Edmonton siding companies asking for deposits, most are not qualified for this certification, making it illegal for them to take a deposit). At Blue Jay, we take a 39% deposit payable only when material arrives on site - so you don't have to worry about being out money up front while you wait for the work to start.

If Blue Jay is the right contractor for you and we decide to move ahead with the project together, you'll enjoy the benefits of our structured re-siding process. One week prior to the start we'll do a pre-site meeting to review expectations. On the first day of siding removal, I'll be there to ensure a smooth project start. We'll have scheduled site reviews throughout the re-side. And once construction is finished, we'll do a final inspection together to ensure your complete satisfaction with the job.

If you still need more time to decide, that’s okay too! Choosing a contractor to re-side your home can be a difficult decision, that’s why we promise to never pressure you. Even if you are just looking for a project that is a couple of years down the road and want to start researching options, design ideas, and rough budgets, we are happy to be your resource!