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Considerations When Choosing Vinyl Windows (or Not choosing Vinyl)

Fiberglass windows

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017: When choosing vinyl windows one important consideration now might be: Is vinyl the right choice?

Some fiberglass windows now are really outstanding and provide an amazing value. There has been a lot of innovation in fiberglass window technology in the past few years and I have to say I'm impressed.
I am working on a full article outlining the benefits of fiberglass....look for it soon or Contact Me if you need information sooner.

NJ Roofing Prices At All Time Low

nj roof prices low

Recently material pricing has gone down dramatically for asphalt shingles like CertainTeed Landmark or Gaf Timberline and we are looking to pass along the savings. However, I don't expect it to last long because I see oil pricing is back on the rise, as evidenced by our local gas prices.

Pricing A New Roof in New Jersey

NJ Roofer

Many considerations need to be addressed when contemplating a new roof for your New Jersey Home. It might be the wrong approach to call companies to get “pricing”. Rather you should ask for a consultation from the roofing companies you are considering and each company should be able to articulate clearly what products they suggest, as well as installation details. But keep reading to the end for the latest NJ roof pricing. However, first, below is an example of a conversation you might want to have with a potential roofer:

5 Ways To Combat Ice Damming

Ice damming is a situation that occurs when snow melts from the upper parts of your roof and re-freezes at the lower parts of the roof, especially at the eaves where the gutters are located. When the ice freezes at the edge of the roof it builds up to form a dam. Now, as more snow melts from the upper part of the roof it gets trapped behind the ice dam and the result is standing water on the roof. When there is enough water it will find a way under the shingles and possibly into your wall cavity. The end result is water pouring down your interior wall...and nobody wants that.

A Lot Happens While You're At Work

You have seen us around, the army of white vans, the plethora of pickup trucks. We are your local contractors and service people, the behind the scenes guys and gals. There are many more of us than you think. I know because I am a convert. I used to have an office job, I used to be in the rush hour rush, stuck in traffic on the way to work, stuck in worse traffic on the way home. I especially enjoyed the on ramp from route 24 to 287 north near Morristown every afternoon.

Observations and Experiences from Morris County, NJ Contractor

I'm just sitting and writing these freely with no editing and without really any sort of outline so let's see where it goes.

Did you know that roughly 78% of all single family homes built in Morris County are 25 years or older? According to wikipedia, the national average is somewhere around 50-60%.

Home Repair Services

Home Repairs Morris County
  • Roof Repair

  • Siding Repair

  • Gutter Repair

  • Window/Door Repair

  • Deck Repair

  • Replace/Repair Rotten Exterior Trim

  • Chimney Leaks

  • Chimney Caps

  • Re-caulk Windows

  • Paint

  • Insulation

  • Skylights

Read this before you buy the wrong type of window!

full frame replacement window randolph nj

When purchasing new windows it is very important to get yourself a bit educated on the types of solutions that companies have to offer. It's not just picking the best window for the money, or the best glass package, but also equally important, if not more, is knowing which type of installation is right for you and your home. There are 2 types of windows installations: Pocket replacements and Full Frame replacements. Note: Full frame replacement is also sometimes call the New Construction method of window installation.

Hiring Big Box Retail is a Big Bad Mistake! (an insiders opinion)

Big Box Salesman

Let me preface what I am about to tell you by providing a little background about myself. I started my company Taylor Rae Construction in November 2004, after leaving my job as an Engineer. Shortly thereafter, I found a Lowe's opening up near my hometown and approached them to become an installer. I had my own work right out of the gate, but felt it would be a smart business decision to align myself with them for steady work in the future. I began installing for them sometime in 2005 and remained a "valued partner" for around 9 years before parting ways.

Remodeling for Energy Efficiency

return on investment

If your planning to do some work on your house this spring then consider this. Nothing pays you back more than replacing windows. But it's not just the initial cost of the job that you will pay you back, you will save on heating and cooling bills as well. In fact the sooner you have new windows installed the more you save. There is another factor at work here as well and that's the quality of the windows you purchase. Vinyl windows are the most efficient but not all vinyl windows are created fact, far from it.


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