See The Redevelopment Difference
What is Redevelopment?
Redevelopment means converting an older home into one comparable to a newly built single-family residence in both features and appearance. Unlike rehabbing, redevelopment goes well beyond a coat of paint, new carpeting and fresh sod. Below we have listed the detailed steps we follow in each redevelopment project.
1. Replace HVAC units
Mack recognizes the value of the newest climate control technology for our tenants quality of living. Mack will replace older HVAC units with systems that use as little as half the energy yet provide all the comfort. This can result a big savings on utility bills, along with year-round comfort.
2. Remodel kitchens and baths
The kitchen is the hub of the house. Mack redevelopments call for the installation of entirely new kitchens in the very latest styles and the highest functionality. New appliances, ceramic flooring, lighting, fixtures, cabinets and counters – all designed and installed by professional contractors. The same goes for older bathrooms. We make them more welcoming by adding roomier showers, new toilets and smarter storage.
3. Install new plumbing
What’s behind a wall is oftentimes more important than what is in front of it. Take plumbing, for instance. Old, poorly-maintained plumbing pipes can leak, knock, back-up, clog or even flood a home. Mack replaces older plumbing systems with new copper piping to prevent these problems. Besides assuring your safety and access to clean water, the new piping also may save water and conserve resources.
4. Rewire electrical circuits
Faulty electrical systems are the number one cause of home fires. If needed, we will have professional electricians upgrade the main panel and service, plus the branch circuits. All work is done in accordance with national and local electrical codes.
5. Upgrade flooring
New carpeting and tiles enhance the beauty of a home. Mack tears out older carpeting and replaces it with high-quality styles and new padding. For kitchens and baths we only use ceramic tiling, and never vinyl.
6. Replace roofs and windows
Every redevelopment task we take on, from major kitchen remodeling on down to the most delicate swath of paint, will be ruined if it is not protected properly with a roof. Older roofs on our homes receive a complete tear-off, bad wood is replaced with plywood and ice dam protection, and then new energy-saving high “R factor” shingles. We also replace old, drafty windows. New, Energy Star qualified windows play a significant role on home energy efficiency by helping control the amount of light, air and heat that enters and exits a home.
7. Beautify with landscaping
Each Mack home features well-designed landscaping to make it a pleasure to the family that occupies, while, enhancing the community. Mack invests in placing trees, shrubs and other plants throughout the property for your satisfaction and enjoyment. Each spring and fall a landscaping crew will visit the home to provide needed maintenance.
8. Interior and exterior paint
Nothing brightens a home like new paint. From floor to ceiling, inside and out, Mack homes are professionally painted to highlight the best features of the property. We choose colors that set a house apart, without clashing with nearby buildings. Mack is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct lead-free based renovation, repair and painting (RRP) activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities. Mack has fulfilled the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 402.