We at Porter Family Contracting are concerned with Coronavirus (COVID-19), which poses a worldwide health emergency. The health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities is our number one priority.
As the situation continues to evolve, we’re closely following the most up-to-date guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implementing their recommendations throughout our company. We understand the severity of the situation and will continue to monitor all guidelines and recommendations for the construction industry.
Our Emergency Roofing Services Remain Available to Customers
As per the state mandate, only our emergency roofing services remain available. If you have a roofing emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have another project you are looking to get started, we can still help with our virtual consultations.
Virtual Consultations for Future Projects
We are able to begin the consultation process with 0 contact. Our new 3D Design Preview tool allows us to get an accurate 3D rendering of what your home will look like, and it gives you the opportunity to try different design features on your home to see what you like best. When you reach out to us, we will send you an invitation to download the app, HOVER, via text and email. HOVER will walk you through the process of orienting your camera to take photos of your home.
For roofing estimates, we use a technology called Eagleview. This enables us to use images from satellites to provide accurate measurements and estimates for your roof.
Via virtual meeting, we will review our roof or siding estimate with you and answer any questions you may have.
Actions We Are Taking to Protect Our Customers, Employees, and Community
Continuously monitoring advisories and precautionary measures; regularly updating our staff and responding appropriately
Allowing flexibility in our paid time off policies for those that miss work due to illness or to care for a sick family member
Actively encouraging sick team members to stay home and notify their supervisors if they have had close contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19
Increased cleaning for our office, shop, and equipment
Production teams have been instructed not to share personal protective equipment
Production teams have agreed to practice strict social distancing guidelines in order to continue to work
We are implementing technology in our inspection and sales process to allow us to accurately measure, inspect, and provide competitive estimates to all customers in need
Our supply houses have started to implement drive-thru and delivery service only to minimize human interaction
We are committed to navigating these challenging circumstances with everyone’s safety as our top priority. If you have further questions about our protocol, please contact our office.
Contact Us for a Roofing Emergency or to Schedule a Future Siding Project
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to provide emergency roofing services. We are also able to schedule siding projects for the future and consult virtually with homeowners. To get started, fill out our online form or call 610-461-1118.
We recently took on the job of removing siding for a homeowner in Swarthmore and replacing it with James Hardie shingle and lap siding in evening blue. Evening blue is a rich, deep shade that works very well on this home. Houses that are on the smaller side and have lots of interesting detail benefit from being clad in darker siding–it helps them to stand out.
After installing the siding, we also added new downspouts, fascia capping, gutters, windows, trim, and a new storm door.
We enjoyed this project in Aston. This customer asked us to remove their aging vinyl siding and replace it with James Hardie Lap siding and board and batten. For the new siding, these homeowners chose the color Cobble Stone, which is a pale gray. The difference in the dark color of the shutters and the light siding creates an elegant contrast in the curb appeal of this home.
James Hardie is our top choice for exteriors. We love that it’s durable and attractive, plus, since it resists water absorption, it doesn’t attract mold or pests. We recently were recognized by James Hardie as an Elite Preferred contractor. Check out our James Hardie page to learn more.
In addition to the installation of new siding, we also installed a new garage window, shutters, a new front door, a rear door, and a garage entry door.
Stucco is common in the Delaware Valley. Unfortunately, it’s very prone to damage. We recently headed to this home in Collegeville, PA. The stucco and vinyl siding had been damaged due to moisture, which resulted in cracks in the foundation. We were able to repair the damaged stucco, plus we replaced the damaged vinyl siding with Certainteed, and we also installed new downspouts.
If your stucco has developed mold behind it, we also handle stucco remediation projects. In the meantime, check out these photos of the project in Collegeville.
While at this home in Perkiomenville, we were excited to give them the full royal treatment: a new roof and new siding.
This customer contacted us when they noticed some signs of wear in their roof, including missing granules and shingles that were curling up at the edges. You can check out this post for other warning signs that your roof needs to be replaced. We removed the damaged roof and replaced it with GAF Timberline shingles. We also removed the damage vinyl siding and replaced it with Certinteed. To finish things up, we installed new fascia capping, gutters, and downspouts.
Stucco has a tendency to get mold behind it. For people who live in humid areas, like Southeastern PA, it isn’t really a matter of whether their stucco will get mold behind it, it’s a matter of when. Fortunately, it is possible to salvage homes with moldy stucco, especially if you tackle the problem early on.
We usually recommend our clients to replace their stucco with James Hardie fiber cement siding, which has many benefits over other claddings. This client, located in West Chester, opted for James Hardie siding in the color Arctic White. While we were at their house, we also installed a new roof, a new entry door, a new patio side door, and put in new windows, gutters, downspouts, and gutter guard.
We are excited to share these photos from a recent project in Springfield, PA. This homeowner needed a new roof, which we were happy to provide, along with new James Hardie fiber cement siding in the color Evening Blue.
We also installed a new deck using pressure-treated wood, and finished off the deck with a new vinyl railing system. The homeowners got new window and door trim, a new garage door, and new fascia capping.
The vinyl siding on this West Chester home had started to show wear in some places. This doesn’t just create an unkempt look, but it takes away from the cladding’s primary function, which is to keep heat in and to keep moisture, cold, and loud noises out. In addition, siding is intended to create a visually appealing look for your home.
Fiber cement is long-lasting and highly insulating. It’s easy to install, which helps keep installation costs low. We also happen to think it looks really nice! This homeowner chose new fiber cement siding in a color called Boothbay Blue. We also installed new gutters, new downspouts, new fascia capping, and new garage windows. Their chimney was in need of repairs, so we took care of that as well.
Check out the photos in the gallery for more detail about this project:
Unfortunately, stucco has a tendency to get mold behind it, especially in humid climates, as we have on the East Coast. Another unfortunate reality is that stucco’s tendency to hold mold wasn’t discovered until recently, only after many houses in Southeast PA were clad in stucco.
Fortunately, we are able to remove stucco and get the mold out from underneath using a process called stucco remediation.
This project took place in Havertown. The homeowner wanted to replace their stucco with a mix of James Hardie and Board and Batten cladding, both in the color Cobblestone. We also installed Hardie trim in Arctic White, and added new trim to their portico.