COVID-19 and Your Home Improvement Project With the home improvement season around the corner, over the last few weeks, we have received many enquiries and questions. Most are related to our process and feasibility of building a garage and completing a basement development project during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you may be guessing whether moving forward with your home improvement project is a good idea. While the situation remains looking very uncertain we will do our best to provide some insight on this scenario from our end. Are we Still Operational? In view of the most recent news, the Province of Alberta has classified the construction industry as an “essential business”: https://www.alberta.ca/essential-services.aspx. Providing health guidelines are being followed. To Build or Not to Build? The main question that homeowners should ask themselves is: "How are we going to pay for this project?" Some projects require more funds allocated than others. If you're looking to complete a project that you can pay for without compromising your “rainy day” savings and your overall life demands then it might be a good idea to complete it now. Rather now is actually a good time to get involved deeper on a time-consuming project, given that you're likely to stay in your home anyway and have some more time available to dedicate to details. Another aspect to consider is financing. In fact, some companies including Alta Home Garages and More, are offering a deferred payment with 0% financing for up to 9 months. You may see if you are qualified for this by visiting our financing partner’s direct link Concerns over Health and Safety Health and Safety of our crew members and our clients is the most important aspect of this pandemic. We do have a full measures protocol which you may read on our home page Concerns over Permitting and Inspections The City of Calgary and most adjacent municipalities are still issuing permits and conducting all relevant inspections In case you have any additional questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at any time and we will be happy to assist further and answer any specific questions you might have regarding your upcoming project Keep healthy and stay Safe!