Location: Kennett Square, PA
At Porter Family Exteriors, we take great pride in helping homeowners turn their visions into reality. We are thrilled to showcase our latest featured project, which involved the restoration of a beautiful colonial-style home located in the picturesque town of Kennett Square, PA.
This project began when the homeowner sought a reliable and experienced contractor to restore his colonial McMansion, which had a leaking roof and failed stucco. After being referred to us by a trusted realtor who had helped him in the home-buying process, the homeowner was confident that Porter Family Exteriors was the right team for the job. Our reputation for knowledge, expertise, and fair pricing played a significant role in his decision.
Comprehensive Evaluation and Solutions
During the consultation process, our team conducted a thorough review of the stucco inspection report, performed an onsite evaluation of the roof and siding/stucco areas, and presented a comprehensive proposal for the necessary remediation and roof work. We made it a priority to understand the homeowner’s budget and concerns, ensuring that our solutions aligned perfectly with his needs without going overboard on unnecessary extras and upgrades.
New Roofing, Hardie Siding, & More!
To address the homeowner’s concerns and restore the beauty and integrity of his colonial McMansion, we provided a range of services including:
- New roof installation
- Stucco remediation
- Hardie siding installation
- New gutter installation
During this extensive project, we replaced old shingles with high-quality GAF HDZ shingles in Pewter Grey. For the siding, we installed James Hardie Lap siding in Light Mist, a durable and visually appealing choice that perfectly complemented the home’s traditional style.
As experienced contractors, we understand that no project is without its challenges. When we removed the stucco, we discovered significant damage beneath the windows and identified missing kick out diverters to the structural framing. Fortunately, our team’s extensive knowledge in remediation and framing repair came to the fore. We diligently addressed these issues by reinstalling improperly installed windows, repairing structural framing, and replacing wet and damaged insulation. In areas with mold, we meticulously remediated it by scraping, treating, and sealing it with mold-preventing paint.
Root Cause Analysis for Lasting Solutions
This particular project revealed damage that had gone undetected for years, causing extensive issues with the home’s structural integrity. Unfortunately, these issues did not show up on the home inspection or the stucco moisture report due to the use of foam sheathing instead of plywood. This serves as a valuable reminder of the importance of choosing an experienced and knowledgeable contractor.
While not required, we recommended replacing the foam board with new plywood sheathing to ensure long-lasting durability. Despite adding a week to the project timeline, we firmly believed that addressing these underlying issues was vital to prevent any future problems.
Going Above and Beyond
The homeowner was overjoyed with the final outcome of the project. We made it a priority to accommodate his schedule by promptly addressing the active leaking with a new roof installation. We then adjusted the timeline to begin the stucco remediation once his other home sold a few months later. The homeowner expressed relief and satisfaction with our ability to swiftly address the underlying damage and implement solutions that would prevent any recurrence in the future.
At Porter Family Exteriors, our commitment to customer satisfaction goes beyond completing a project. We believe in building lasting relationships with our clients, providing ongoing support and assistance even after the work is done.
Whether you’re looking to restore the charm of a historical home or embark on a modern transformation, our team at Porter Family Exteriors is here to turn your vision into reality. Contact us today for a consultation and let us become your trusted partner in creating a home that reflects your unique style and needs!