FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A LOFT ADDITION?

A loft addition is a room addition within the existing high ceiling space of a 2-story home. No roofing or foundation work is required, which makes this a fast and economical way to add space to your home.

IS MY HOME "LOFTABLE"?

The main requirement is adequate ceiling height. There are two main types of spaces:

Volume Ceilings: 17-19 ft high, flat ceilings across the entire open space
Vaulted Ceilings: part or all of the ceiling is sloped

We can construct loft additions in both types of spaces, subject to building code and practical limitations.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A LOFT?

Once construction begins, the average build time is just 3 weeks! Project length does vary based on size and complexity, but we provide a specific, realistic completion time with every quote.

HOW SOON CAN YOU START?

This depends on how long we estimate it will take to receive approvals and our current backlog of work. Every quote includes an estimated construction start date.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Most loft additions cost between $150-$275 per square foot, though this varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. That cost is often less than half of what homes in Southern California are selling for on a per-square-foot basis! Real estate professionals tell us the return on investment for a loft addition is unmatched.

ARE YOU COMPETITIVELY PRICED?

Absolutely. We can often offer a lower price than “general remodeling contractors” because we specialize in this type of project. If you do obtain a quote that appears to be cheaper, make sure to do a side-by-side comparison (or ask us to assist). Unlike many other contractors, our quotes include plans, permit fees, and lots of smaller items that really add up (comprehensive protection of your home, lighting, door hardware, etc).

WHAT ABOUT QUALITY?

We sincerely believe that our build quality is unmatched. We provide a written lifetime warranty on our floor systems. Our stucco and drywall finishes are performed by craftsmen with decades of experience. Our designs are based on the experience of over 1,700 completed room additions and counting! All of this adds up to a beautiful, long-lasting result you won’t find anywhere else.

DO YOU USE SUBCONTRACTORS?

TLC almost exclusively uses employees. In-house trades include framing, electrical, window installation, stucco, painting, and plumbing. The few subcontractors we use are fully licensed, insured, and integrated into our schedule.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT MY APPOINTMENT?

First and foremost, no sales pitch! We spend time learning what your needs are, then suggest options that may work for you. 24-48 hours later, you’ll receive a written proposal that includes a detailed scope of work, construction and payment schedules, and one or more helpful drawings. That’s it. TLC will not bug you with the excessive follow-up that is all too common today. When you are ready to move forward, we’ll be ready to serve you.

DO YOU USE SALES REPS?

Absolutely not! Your appointment will be with one of the two company owners. While hired salespeople are suitable for many companies, TLC believes this structure can create conflicting priorities. We are not concerned with short-term profits or simply maximizing sales revenue. Our goal is to provide each customer with an experience that incorporates quality, speed, and value seamlessly.

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