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Old 11-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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New Roof





Jeld-Wen/Reliabilt Front/Rear Entry Doors



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Tyvek on my custom built 10x16 shed


3/4" insulation + using the least amount of visible J channel with Azek trim for a more authentic less plastic look


Old window - What happens when you don't use a drip cap and regular wood


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Old 11-29-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:38 PM   #3
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Roof: Owens Corning Teak
Siding: Certainteed Double 5" Clapboard Savannah Wicker
Shakes: Alside Single 7" Pelican Bay Shingles in Vintage Wicker with English Saddle (peaks)

















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Old 11-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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Still missiing a few ridge caps on the left, ran out
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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Looks great! I did the same thing with my fathers house last Summer. It's a LOT of work.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:07 PM   #6
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Thanks, yeah it has taken much longer than the contractor anticipated, this project was out of my realm and capabilities. I'm as picky as you will find, so he's been very patient and accomodating with all the custom add on's I've asked for along the way, including the peak transitions I came up with for interest and variety. I know most do this on the front peaks, not as much on the sides, but the sides needed something. I've learned a ton watching and helping out and being there for the entire reno, 7 days so far, nearly done, mini roof left to complete and new gutters. I will trim out all the doors with Azek, and build my carriage style shed doors.
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Looks awesome. However, looking at all that my wallet hurt a little-bit for you.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #8
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Thanks, I have to say though, I REALLY lucked out finding this contractor through Angies List, he was MORE THAN half the price of 4-5 other estimates I received, which is why I was able to do all of this. Everything used on my house wasn;t inexpensive either, Certainteed Supercorners, Mastic hidden vented soffit, Azek trim around all windows doors..etc At first I was skeptical cause it semed too good to be true, but I checked references and spoke to other customers. With the other contractors I might NOT have been able to have the sides/rear resided, get a new roof, or finish my shed to match the house. If anyone in NJ/NY/PA is looking for quality work, at a DISCOUNTED price feel free to pm me.

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Old 11-30-2011, 02:36 PM   #9
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There are contractors who are cheap because they suck and the only way they can win work is by underbidding everyone else and then there are contractors who are inexpensive because they are very organized, efficient, and knowledgeable. Time is money ... they get it done and are on to the next project. Their bids are on the low side because it takes them proportionally less time to complete a project. They are in demand so they spend more time working and less time lining up work

It's true in (almost) any field that outstanding talent saves money. In software development it is a commonly accepted truism that a "very good" programmer is approximately seven times more productive than an "average" programmer. Similarly I have seen some tradesmen who were so deliberate, quick, and precise in their work that it made my jaw drop.
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There are contractors who are cheap because they suck and the only way they can win work is by underbidding everyone else and then there are contractors who are inexpensive because they are very organized, efficient, and knowledgeable. Time is money ... they get it done and are on to the next project. Their bids are on the low side because it takes them proportionally less time to complete a project. They are in demand so they spend more time working and less time lining up work

It's true in (almost) any field that outstanding talent saves money. In software development it is a commonly accepted truism that a "very good" programmer is approximately seven times more productive than an "average" programmer. Similarly I have seen some tradesmen who were so deliberate, quick, and precise in their work that it made my jaw drop.

Or it could be he underpriced everything on the job and lost some $ due to the higher priced materials I requested.
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That came out really nice- I like the color combinations!
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #12
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Love the look and the choices, would love to be able reface my exterior, hate the cheap trim choices people typically do.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:23 PM   #13
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Looks great, only thing I see that looks off is the 4 X 4's under the shed. It looks like the wood foundation extends out past the shed, all I can see is water pooling under the building, it should have been made smaller then the sides of the building.
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Hey man, nice job. You took a house that was showing its age and now it looks like a new build home. Congrats.
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