Not all remodeling is about change. These owners gave us the challenge of renovating their home and not visibly changing a thing.
Their original exterior, made of stucco board, was crumbling and the wood on the windows was rotting. Replacing the windows meant working inside as well as outside. And the owners did not want to have to change the existing curtains or shades, rewallpaper or repaint (except for the window trim which needed to match what was there before). That meant everything had to match up exactly with what they had before. Not an insignificant task and responsibility.
Working on one side of the house at a time, we removed the siding and put up new siding made of Hardy Board, a cement product. We then needed to be sure the Tudor “struts,” both horizontal and vertical, looked as before. Underneath the Hardy Board, we put an extra layer of insulation to make the house more energy efficient.
We replaced all the windows with new Pella windows. Many of the windows were large- having 3 or 4 panels each. We replaced the sliding glass door also with one that has shades inside the glass.
The windows, siding and insulation all add to the energy efficiency of this home now, as well as the resale value.
Cardea Construction is an approved installer of Pella Windows.