Category Archives: SIDING

BEDROOM & EXTERIOR WALL DAMAGE

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Homeowner called XL Home Improvements in to find out why window was failing and water was damaging the ceiling and walls of a bedroom.

After removing the drywall and carpet the damage was quite extensive. Window had failed due to moisture infiltration. Surrounding framing and sub floor was also damaged.

Had discussions with the homeowners at every turn to keep them informed of additional costs. VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCESS!!!!

Damage was caused by a roof leak, caused by aluminum capping that was made to big by a siding contractor hired by the home owners years earlier. The capping had pushed up the first course of shingles so water could not drain off the roof. 

 

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Capping 1″ higher than the roof deck. Not Good……!

Cut down the capping and installed Ice & Water Shield to the area. Installed the shingles back to what it should have been.

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Window was removed and damaged framing replaced along with rotted sub floor.

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All insulation and sheetrock removed from walls and new installed.

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 Rotted sub floor that was under the window.

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New sheetrock on ceiling as well.

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New window, tyvek underlayment, insulation board and siding installed.

Also 6″ Seamless “K” Gutters and 3″X4″ oversized downspouts installed to this entire side to help with water drainage.

 

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Finished up with new crown molding and paint.

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New Ceiling fan installed as well.

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ROOFING, SIDING, CAPPING, GUTTERS

 

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XL Home Improvements was called in to install roofing and siding on a breezeway and garage. We had to try and match, as best as possible, the siding on the main house.  Also fix and finish some areas that a previous owner had attempted on his own.

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The rear wall of the breezeway was rotted and needed to be rebuilt. New framing and a  window were  installed. 

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The roofing was removed, bad wood replaced, and new shingles were installed.

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New siding , Capping and Gutters to finish off the job. The stucco contractor will then come in to finish off the wall in the back of the breezeway.

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Another happy XL Home Improvements customer!!

ROOFING, SIDING, CAPPING, GUTTERS NEW ADDITION

 

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XL Home Improvements does work for several of the top builders in the area. This job in Yardley PA was an addition that required the entire roof of the existing house be replaced as well. New roof was installed with Certainteed Landmark Lifetime Shingles in the color “Cobblestone Grey”. New siding, soffit and capping were installed to the addition and the existing lift dormer on the rear of the house. ( Siding is Certainteed Main Street double 5″ in Savannah Wicker). New 5″ seamless (K) type gutter’s in “Royal Brown” were also installed.

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COLORADO JOB / SOFFIT, CAPPING, GUTTERS

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Customer had us go to her Colorado property to do all the soffit, capping and gutters on her home.

 

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Removed the existing 4″ galvanized gutters.

 

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Cut open all existing soffits to create maximum airflow.

 

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Installed new venting vinyl soffit panels.

 

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Installed new capping to the facias and barge boards.

 

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Installed new 5″ seamless gutters and new downspouts for proper drainage.

 

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Installed “leaf relief” gutter screens to finish the job up!

 

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ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOF, GUTTERS, SOFFIT, PAINTING & WOOD REPLACEMENT

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TWO LAYER ASPHALT SHINGLE RERMOVAL ON A TUDOR STYLE HOUSE.

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UPON REMOVAL, THE DECKING WAS DELAMINATING MOSTLY BECAUSE OF POOR VENTILATION.

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REMOVAL OF ALL DECKING ON THE MAIN ROOF WAS REQUIRED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INSTALL NEW DECKING TO UPPER MAIN ROOF.

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JOB INCLUDED REPLACING ANY ROTTED OR DAMAGED TUDOR BOARDS ON THE HOUSE AND PAINTING OF ALL TUDOR BOARDS AND FRONT PORCH AREA.

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NEW VENTED SOFFIT WAS INSTALLED ALONG WITH CAPPING OF RAKE AND FACIA BOARDS.

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ALL NEW 5″ K STYLE GUTTERS WITH 3″X4″ OVERSIZED DOWNSPOUTS WERE INSTALLED IN THE COLOR NATURAL CLAY.King22

 

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RAKE, FACIA CAPPING & SOFFIT WERE DONE IN THE COLOR LINEN.

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CERTAINTEED LANDMARK PRO SHINGLES IN “WEATHERED WOOD” WERE INSTALLED. THIS IS A REALLY NICE SHINGLE THAT OFFERS MAX DEFINITION COLORS FOR A REASONABLE PRICE!

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 NEW VELUX FIXED SKYLIGHT INSTALLED.

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THIS HOUSE HAD QUITE A FACE LIFT!

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ROOF REPLACEMENT AND SIDING

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One of the projects for this week was a roof  and dormer siding replacement. After removing the roof lots of rotted wood was found and replaced. Also new plywood was installed over the original roof decking that was in bad shape.

 

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The Rake Rafter was sagging down and needed to be raised and secured. New 2″X4″ ‘s were sistered to the rafter and 3/4″ Plywood was installed over to the third rafter in, to create support for the rafter.

 

 

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The entire roof had new 1/2 inch plywood installed over the original decking. Also the original dormer siding was removed and a 1/2″ Foam board was installed over the walls.

 

 

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New Dutchlap Vinyl siding and triple three vinyl soffit panels were installed. The Rake and Facia boards were capped with white aluminum coil stock along with the windows.

 

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Copper chimney flashing Installed cut into the brick.

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SIDING REPAIR

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   DORMER HAD OLD DUTCHLAP WOOD SIDING THAT WAS ROTTED AND LEAKING INTO  THE HOUSE.

   WE REMOVED THE OLD SIDING AND INSTALLED HALF INCH RECOVERY BOARD.

 

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                          INSTALLED NEW VINYL DUTCHLAP SIDING TO FINISH IT OFF!

 

 

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