Renovations: Window Replacement, Siding Installation, New Roof
Exterior Remodeling Challenges for Encino Cape Cod Home
In Encino, CA, a two-story Cape Cod home was needing some significant renovations. This charming home was filled with potential, and the owner was eager to restore it to its original beauty. Finding a local exterior remodeling contractor that they could trust and who was able to complete the full scope of work was easy —they called on Approved Contractor.
Home Exterior Remodeling Needs
When Approved Contractor came in, they found that the home needed three major exterior repairs:
- The windows were single-pane and had no insulation. The frames were termite ridden and needed to be replaced.
- The roof was a 30-year-old shingle roof desperate for a replacement. It was not only outdated, but weathered and curling.
- Lastly, the wood siding also had quite a bit of termite damage. This problem, if left unchecked, could cause more issues for the home in the future.
The homeowner knew it was a large amount of work. After Approved Contractor showed them a complimentary 3D design of what their home could look like, it gave them the peace of mind to move forward with this big project.
Three Simple Home Exterior Remodeling Solutions
The windows and frames were replaced with Andersen Windows. Andersen Windows brought the home to a new level of energy efficiency. These new windows keep the harsh California heat out while still maintaining the charm of the classic Cape Cod style.
The wood siding was replaced with James Hardie Siding in a white, heat-reflective color. This siding choice added to the home’s overall energy efficiency and temperature control. In addition, this Hardie board siding gave the house a fresh look with a long-lasting finish.
Finally came the roof. The old weather-torn 1st-floor roof was replaced with a new black metal roof. The second floor received a new asphalt shingle roof made of Owens Corning Cool Roof Shingles, featuring an ice and water barrier, hip and ridge shingles, and intake and exhaust vents. This was the final piece to keeping the home cool in the heat and insulated for colder months.
Modern Materials with Old Charm
The owner was kept up-to-date regarding their home’s exterior remodel, leaving no surprises. Every step of the way, Approved Contractor communicated regarding their project progress until the siding, windows, and roof were completely installed.
The owner was delighted that their home was taken from a 50+-year-old dated project into an energy-efficient, attractive masterpiece. They could now enjoy their home all year long and find a cool space away from the Encino heat. Their house maintained all its original charm they fell in love with when they found it and will remain as such for years to come.
Ready to start your next home exterior remodeling project? Approved Contractor is dedicated to making your home remodel dreams come true with hassle-free communication and transparency. We can give you a home you love because we treat your home like it’s our own! Contact us today to schedule your free quote for your Southern California home.