Even The Best Products In The World Will Fail If They’re Not Installed Correctly

At Quality Advantage Home Products We Have Over 100 Years of Combined Experience.

Did you know that many bathroom-remodeling contractors here in Hampton Roads, and just about anywhere else for that matter, ruthlessly cut their labor costs by hiring unskilled and untrained day laborers?

I know what you’re thinking… who cares? Well, when it comes to remodeling bathrooms in Hampton Roads, VA, or anywhere else for that matter, experience counts. And here’s why you should care—because experience is what saves you time, aggravation, and money…PERIOD.

Let me explain.

As you have probably already heard me say a hundred times before, bathrooms are complicated. So many things can go wrong. Less experienced crews that run into a problem that they haven’t seen before will either wing it, do it wrong, or ignore it. Let me tell you a story that highlights my point.

We received a call from a wonderful elderly woman whose husband had passed away. Her husband had had the bath replaced with a walk-in-shower about 7 years prior, but she was starting to notice some warping and cracking, especially around the seams. She was worried about water damage and wanted us to come take a look.

Well, after doing some research and inspections, we realized that there were in fact a myriad of problems. First of all, they never bothered to check the bathroom ventilation. This was causing excessive moisture build up. This excessive moisture, over time, was eating away at the cheap caulking material they had used. They also failed to notice that the bathroom window had a westerly view and that the sun was beating on the shower for a good portion of the afternoons… which in the summers in Virginia can be especially brutal. All of which we had seen before in other homes. In fact, adequate and proper bathroom ventilation is one of the first things we look at.

Long and short of it: the moisture was causing problems in the winter and the sun was causing problems in the summer. This expansion and contraction was causing the seals and the shower to pull away from the wall. And she was right to be worried. There was some significant mold and mildew behind her shower.

A simple installation of a window blind, an upgrade and proper venting of the bathroom ventilation system, and the use of high quality 25 year caulking solved the problem. Of course, that was after we had to pull out the shower and clean up the mold and mildew… all of which could have been avoided with a proper install.

Bottom Line: There just is no replacement or substitute for hard-earned experience.

Don’t trust your bathroom—or your wallet—to just anyone. Call Quality Advantage Home Products today. No one, and I mean no one, does more or does it better than we do. You won’t just like your new bathroom…you’ll love it. And that’s a promise.


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About Us

Founded in 1997, Quality Advantage Home Products, Inc., is a family-owned and -operated company specializing in bathroom renovations. As aging-in-place specialists, we can complete any modification necessary to make bathrooms safer for individuals with limited mobility. For instance, we perform tub to shower conversions during which we replace a tub/shower combo with a stylish, easy-to-maintain walk in shower. We also install walk in tubs, which are ideal for homeowners who might have trouble stepping over traditional tub walls and want a safer alternative. Here at Quality Advantage, we can do as much or as little as you want, from installing new lighting, flooring, and more, to adding simple safety features like grab bars. Plus, our products come in a wide selection of colors and styles, ensuring that your bathroom will be both beautiful and safe.

No matter what type of bathroom remodeling services you’re seeking from Quality Advantage, you can rest easy knowing that our long-term, factory-certified employees will be completing it. Our installers receive ongoing training, meaning they are fully knowledgeable on the latest advancements in the bathroom remodeling industry. Aside from having a highly skilled staff, we also provide a lifetime labor warranty on all of our services, and most of our manufacturers also offer lifetime product warranties, providing our customers with the ultimate peace of mind. To learn more about how Quality Advantage can transform your bathroom into a safer and more stylish one, contact us today.