Gove Restoration


2016 Angie's List Super Service Award

Gove Restoration llc Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award  Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service     Gove Restoration llc has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.   This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016.   More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were...  Read More »

To gut or not to gut. What is best for my remodel?

We often are asked the question of whether or not homeowners should completely gut the room they are looking to remodel.  It’s a good question and to be honest, completely gutting a room, depending on the size and extent of the demolition, may be less expensive than you think.  In our opinion, it is always a good idea to completely demolish a room for a few reasons.  First, depending on the age of the room being remodeled, it may be worthwhile to take a look at the plumbing, electrical, framing, and insulation in the wall cavities.  Second, the overall finish of the ro...  Read More »

Top 15 Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in CT!

We are honored to be considered one of Connecticut's top 15 kitchen remodeling contracting companies by General Contracting Magazine!   Read More »

Building Permits: Why they are important

Building permits: Why they are important   Too often, we come across situations where homeowners do not realize the importance of applying for building permits when completing a renovation. Either they haven’t been educated by their contractor or they just don’t know the rules regarding building codes and regulations. As contractors, it’s unreasonable for us to assume that all of our clients and potential clients know the building code or even the process associated with it. That’s where we come in. It’s our job to educate and protect our clients, not only with the trustwo...  Read More »

Exterior Painting

We are often asked about the expected lifetime of a coat exterior paint.  Our answer is usually the same.  “It depends.”  Paint is only as good as the surface it is applied over.  The substrate often dictates the life you can expect out of a fresh coat of paint.  Exterior painting on your house should be done approximately every 6-8 years depending on your siding material.  Of course, several factors play into what causes your paint to flake, peel, deteriorate, or mildew and these factors can decrease the lifespan of the paint.  Moisture content is one o...  Read More »

Wood Rot - There is an alternative to replacing damaged, non-structural wood

We receive a lot of calls to replace rotted or cracked boards.  Water, termites, insects, sun exposure, and other factors can cause wood to waste away, rot, or crack.  In certain cases, it is necessary to replace these boards with either another wood product or even a composite product.  However, if the damaged material is not structural or can be saved by any sort of repair, we are able to offer a much less invasive and cost effective solution.  There is an alternative to replacing trim boards, clapboards, or any wood surfaces that have these minor rot issues.  W...  Read More »

Choosing The Right Contractor

Choosing The Right Contractor:  One of your biggest investments is your home.  Hiring the right company to work on that investment is a crucial step in protecting it.  We go to great lengths to research, hire, and assign financial advisors with growing retirement and investment accounts that will hopefully grow to fund retirement, lifestyle choices, education, weddings, etc.  Well, why not put the same care and diligence into researching and hiring a firm to work on your home?    We have been in business for many years and have heard some horror stori...  Read More »

Wood today: Why is it so different?

Wood today. Why is it so different?   One of the major issues we deal with in the realm of home improvement contracting is the reliability, workability, and durability of wood today. As one of the leading building materials, Pine has made it’s way into many aspects of both commercial and residential remodeling. Chances are, if you look around your house, you will be able to see several places where Pine or a variation, Douglas Fir have been used. Most of our homes are constructed with what we call “two by” material. A combination of 2x4’s, 2x6’s, 2x8’s, 2x10’s, and 2x12’s a...  Read More »

Porcelain vs. ceramic tile. What is the difference?

In bathroom and kitchen remodeling, flooring options can often seem overwhelming.  Hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and tile make up the majority of what we see as the homeowner’s preference for flooring material.  Tile is the most preferred for bathrooms, while hardwoods are most popular in kitchens.  Most of the time when we get a call for a remodel, the homeowner usually has a good idea of which direction they would like to proceed in when it comes to flooring, but when it comes to tile, we have been asked the same question many times.  “What is the difference between ceramic ...  Read More »