New Jersey Home Remodeling

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New Jersey Home Remodeling

The U.S. state of New Jersey lies onrepparttar Eastern seaboard, with New York to its north and northeast, and Delaware and Pennsylvania to its west. New Jersey became heavily industrialized soon afterrepparttar 100051 Revolutionary War, withrepparttar 100052 building of canals and railroads. It retained its position as a heavily industrialized state well after World War II. However, it is now better known as a commuters’ state, because many people who live in New Jersey commute to work in New York City, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. People prefer to buy homes inrepparttar 100053 suburbs of New Jersey’s cities and travel to work in other states.

At Total Remodeling, we have done several home remodeling projects in New Jersey. Since New Jersey was one ofrepparttar 100054 original 13 colonies, its craftsmen, architects, and designers absorbed several styles that were popular inrepparttar 100055 colonial period and also copied Victorian examples. Many homes in New Jersey have been built inrepparttar 100056 Neoclassical and Victorian styles. Most homes in New Jersey are built of wood, and since New Jersey is bordered onrepparttar 100057 east byrepparttar 100058 Atlantic Ocean,repparttar 100059 wood does tend to show signs of wear and tear within a few years.

Total Remodeling has done several projects in New Jersey using vinyl siding and roofing products, as well as doors and windows. We have used modern home remodeling products to give a new look to homes designed inrepparttar 100060 Victorian style. For example, we used vinyl siding products to finish a Second Empire French Victorian house in Maplewood, New Jersey, and received an award for our efforts. The vinyl siding products we use—System 2000 and Elite—replicaterepparttar 100061 look of cedar clapboard but require less maintenance. Our skilled craftsmen were also able to add and emphasize authentic period details that enhancedrepparttar 100062 look ofrepparttar 100063 house.

Window Shutters on a Budget

Written by Sarah Vande Krol

While there is great value in installing custom-made interior wood window shutters, sometimes they are still too expensive for certain applications. Some alternatives – including poly or vinyl shutters – are less expensive but also much less attractive. For a high-quality solution at a lower cost, look for a company that sells individual solid wood shutter panels that can be installed in any configuration.

When shopping for individual shutter panels, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. The most important factor isrepparttar material used to makerepparttar 100050 interior shutter panels. Basswood hasrepparttar 100051 best characteristics for window shutters because it is a very straight hard wood with little distortion. Basswood also has a fine, uniform texture and indistinct grain, which make it superior for staining or painting. You should also look for a company that can make a large number of panel sizes so you can receiverepparttar 100052 best final fit for your window.

How To Determine Individual Panel Sizes to Order It is best to determine how you will mount your shutters before orderingrepparttar 100053 shutter panels. Sometimes it is necessary to use hanging strips to attach shutters torepparttar 100054 outside ofrepparttar 100055 window opening. A reputable company will provide information about different installation methods so you can determine how best to install on a specific window.

Width: Measurerepparttar 100056 width ofrepparttar 100057 area you wantrepparttar 100058 shutters to cover (NOT including any trim strips). 1.Divide this width byrepparttar 100059 number of panels you want acrossrepparttar 100060 window. This will give yourepparttar 100061 approximate width of each panel. Round this measurement up torepparttar 100062 nearest 1/4 inch. Example: Width = 36-7/16" Divide by 4 and round up to nearest 1/4" Order (4) shutter panels 9-1/4" wide

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