INTERIOR / EXTERIOR BASEMENT RENOVATIONS

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 XL Home Improvements performed the following renovations , Removed the old basement entrance door and installed a new interior solid wood door,  along with a steel Bilco exterior entrance door. 

 

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New Basement windows were also installed 

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Aluminum capping installed on the outside.

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A new custom cut slate stoop was installed to dress up the front entrance.

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PORCH RENOVATION

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XL Home Improvements was hired to start the conversion of  an exterior screened in porch to an indoor living space in the future. The job consisted of Installing baffles to the underside of the roof deck to allow for airflow to the ridge vent from the soffit area. 

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Insulation was then installed.

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A pine tongue and groove ceiling was installed through out.

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Rough cut cedar was installed to trim out the windows and headers.

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Rough cut pine boards were installed to the walls with batten strips.

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Ceiling fans were cleaned and re-installed.

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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!!

CEDAR ROOF REPLACEMENT

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This cedar dormer was leaking and needed to be replaced. Existing cedar was removed and the damaged wood stringers were replaced as necessary. New 7/8″ Tapersawn cedar shingles were installed with 18″ 30lb roofing felt strips between each course. An Air Ridge Shingle Vent 2 ridge vent system was installed for proper ventilation. You simply cant beat the look of a new cedar roof!
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SKYLIGHT REPLACEMENT ON A FLAT ROOF

 

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Skylight was leaking badly, Glass and curb were damaged. XL Home Improvements removed the skylight and cleaned up the area. We made a new curb and packed it out to except the new unit. The curb was flashed with Single Ply Membrane and new Bubble skylight installed. The flashing and surrounding roof was then coated with Fibered Aluminum Coating.
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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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CHIMNEY FLASHING REPAIR

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Our customer had a nasty leak in the bathroom below. The chimney flashing’s were done incorrectly resulting in damage to the ceiling. We removed the existing roofing from around the chimney and installed Ice & Water Shield to the entire area. Next step was to Re-shingle installing new step, gussset and reglet cut counter flashing’s installed into the stucco. We also replaced the bathroom vent collar. Problem solved!!

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GARAGE ROOF

GARAGE ROOF REPLACE
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This project was a large garage roof that had very old shingles that were past their serviceable life. XL Home Improvements removed the old roofing down to the deck. Replaced any bad wood as necessary, and installed a new roof using 30lb Roofing Felt and Certainteed Landmark Lifetime Shingles. ( Color is Burnt Sienna )


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