We were called in because the client was trying to sell their home and could not due to damage behind the stucco. She had an inspection done to test for moisture levels behind the stucco, and the average levels were too high.
We removed all the stucco, then started working on removing any damaged plywood sheathing. Then began to work on the structural repairs. The damage was so bad in some areas that we were surprised certain areas of the house were still standing upright. Once that was done, and we were sure that any possible mold issues were taken care of, we moved on to the windows. We removed each window and door in the stucco area and installed proper sill flashing. A lot of the problems came from the windows not being flashed properly in the first place. We refer to this process as pulling and panning a window. Next, we moved on to installing the housewrap.
Housewrap & Cladding in Garnet Valley, PA
This procedure is what protects the home from water infiltration and, in our opinion, is the most important part of the entire process. We select which housewrap is the best fit for the project. If we are going back with siding, it’s typically a hydrogap or hardiewrap system. We install flashing tape on all wall penetrations windows, doors, pipes, hose bibs, step flashing everything. On windows, we install a drip cap that gets flashing taped installed directly to the wood. Then we install the housewrap, making sure that we always have a positive lap. That means that if water somehow makes its way in at the top, it can travel to the bottom of the wall on the outside of the paper without entering the home.
After that is done, we start on the home’s cladding. Mostly we prefer to install James Hardie siding products and PVC trim products. The trim goes around windows and doors. Then ,the siding is installed per the manufacturer’s requirement. We clean everything up and leave the home looking more beautiful than when we got there. You can see photos of the project below.
Call Porter Family Contracting for Stucco Remediation
We will provide warranties for any wall that has had a complete remediation done. This is especially important for people trying to sell their homes. If you’re ready to replace your stucco, get your free consultation by calling 610-461-1118 or contacting us online. Be sure to visit our stucco remediation page for more on this service.
Sometimes all that’s needed to give you the home of your dreams is just one extra room. Many are intimidated to take on the project, but the truth is that it’s simple and worth it when you use the right contractors. Expanding the size of your home by just one room can greatly increase your home usage and even your home’s value. Porter Family Contracting has a loyal team of skilled employees and also holds lasting relationships with local architects and tradesmen to make the planning process as simple as possible.
Room Addition in Broomall, PA
In this Broomall home, our team gave this family the extra space they needed. As you can see in the photos below, we don’t skip a step when it comes to quality or safety. We also make sure to keep the property and indoor space as clean as possible. You’ll never have to worry about us ruining your yard or scratching up floors. We are a family-owned and operated company, so customer service is always our first priority. We aim to treat every home as if it were our own.
Call Porter Family Contracting for your Broomall Remodeling
If you love your home but need some extra space, an addition is the perfect solution. Expand your home to suit your family’s needs, and simultaneously improve your property value. In addition to employing a team of skilled tradesmen, we have longstanding relationships with local architects and handle all building permits with your local township. We’ll take care of the complicated paperwork and ensure your project complies with the latest building codes.
Siding, Roofing, and Addition in Media
At this home, we added a second floor addition complete with brand new roofing, siding, and windows. Although the project is a big undertaking, our team is vigilant about protecting our client’s property. As you can see in the photos below, we make sure to protect the exterior of the property as well as the inside during our work. We’ll never scratch up floors or walls and we even make sure that your gardens and driveways are protected. As a family-owned and operated company, we do our best to treat every family’s home as if it were our own.
It’s hard to hide siding in need of repair and replacement. Apart from being an eyesore, damaged siding can really affect your utility bills and let moisture in. At Porter Family Contracting, we have been installing and repairing siding in the Delaware County area for over 40 years. We offer our clients a wide variety of siding types and styles. Visit our siding page for more information.
Vinyl Siding in Aston
Vinyl siding is a low-maintenance, budget friendly option. As you’ll see in the gallery below, new siding completely transformed the look of this home in Aston, PA. In addition to a great appearance, these homeowners will benefit from a durable, energy efficient siding choice.
The roof is your home’s main defense against the elements. It needs to withstand snow, rain, wind as well as add to your home’s curb appeal. Porter Family Contracting has been installing and repairing roofs for over 40 years and make a wide variety of materials and styles available to our clients. We have also partnered with GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products. Through our partnership, we are able to offer our clients the best available warranties.
Roof Replacement in West Chester
This West Chester home needed a replacement for its old, leaky roof. This new roofing with asphalt shingles will keep the house safe and dry for years to come. Additionally, the new color gives the home a bold look. Click on the gallery below for a closer look at the project photos.