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BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY ADD A LEVEL and HOME ADDITION PACKAGES

BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY CONTRACTORS

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Are you thinking of expanding your home in Bergen County New Jersey with an Add a Level and Home Addition package? If you own a ranch, cape cod or split level style home, You can certainly benefit from adding an add a level to increase your homes living space. You may also want to consider adding an addition to increase the living space on the 1st floor.

As a New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor and New Jersey Remodeling Contractor, our parent company, Pangione Developers Inc specializes in add a levels and home additions throughout all of Northern Bergen County NJ. As you can see by our remodeling specials, we offer the best prices for your home addition projects.

When hiring a home remodeling contractor, you want your contractor to perform and finish the project as quickly as possible. Pangione Developers starts your home remodeling project within 1 week of permit approval and works straight through the project finishing in most cases within 6-8 weeks.

If an add a level package is what your family desires then we have the solution offering some of the best add a level and home addition combination packages that will complement many of the existing homes throughout the Northern Bergen county New Jersey area. Having built hundreds of add a levels and additions, we can put together the perfect add a level and home addition package combination for your home at the most affordable price.

How are we able to beat the competition you may be asking. Well that’s simple. Pangione Developers Inc., a NJ Home Improvement Contractor has literally gotten the add a level – home addition project management down to a science. While we are building your home addition project we aim to go through each building phase one time with no error. No errors means no downtime. Just like the old saying goes, ” When you know what you are doing , you can get things done”. On our job sites, you won’t find workmen standing around or not showing up. At Pangione Developers Inc., each building cycle moves like clockwork which is exactly the way we operate.

When building an add a level, we will remove the existing roof and have the new top floor built with the new roof shingle installed within3 days. As a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor specializing in add a levels, when we build your add a level we have to make sure your existing home is protected from any potential weather threat. That includes, rain and snow. Protecting your hardwood floors and existing sheetrock walls means getting the new raised level built and having the shingle installed within 2-4 days.

You may want to consider adding a rear single or multi level addition to your home along with the add a level. Home addition combination packages is our area of expertise. With a multi level addition you can maximize your floor space on both floors. The first level can be an expansion to your kitchen, dining or family room. The second level addition will complement your add a level by maximizing your floor plan. This enables you to make your bedrooms even larger. You may even want to consider relocating your laundry to your new add a level.

Contact Pangione Developers Inc for a free consultation.

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY REMODELING CONTRACTORS-Ranch Add a Level Conversions

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Being a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor located in Bergen County NJ, ranch add a level conversions are becoming very popular for those ranch homeowners that need the extra room. Your NJ home addition add a level can double your floor space giving you the much needed room you and your family desperately need.

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Unlike a cape conversion add a level, ranch add a levels need to have a new floor added to the ranch’s framing to support the new top floor. Most existing ranch homes have 2×6 ceiling joists. Since this is inadequate to support  a new level, we will install a new floor just above the existing 2×6 ceiling with 1 piece TGI wood I beams. With engineered floor joists, we can install one piece beams from front to back in one span. The positive thing about this is that when we install the new floor, it is constructed in a way that avoids us having to relocate any wiring or 1st floor recessed lighting that many times runs above the existing 2×6 ceiling beams in the attic.

With ranch style homes, your add a level needs to have a staircase constructed in order to have access to the 2nd level. During the new floor framing, the stairwell will be framed out to accommodate the soon to be installed staircase. Also depending on where your existing basement staircase is located, this is a great time to remove the existing staircase and install the new basement stairs where your new upper level stairs will go. With ranch style homes, the basement stairs is usually located in or around the kitchen area. If you remove the staircase in the kitchen, you can gain that area for kitchen use.

 

Since the bedrooms will be relocated to the new add a level, you can now remove some of the old bedroom and closet walls on the first floor. If they are load bearing then the necessary headers will need to be installed. If they are non load bearing then the entire wall can be removed. The original bedrooms will now become an expanded living area such as your living room, dining area or even a family room area.

When you are ready to build your NJ add a level in Bergen County NJ, call Northern New Jerseys premiere add a level contractor, Pangione Developers a NJ Home Improvement Contractor and New Jersey Remodeling Contractor.

 

 

 

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Author:

Mr. David Pangione

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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NJ REMODELING CONTRACTOR- Home Addition and Add a Level Tips

As a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor located in Bergen County NJ, there are always cases when while we are building Home Additions and Add a Levels the homeowners decide they want to add something to the project that they didn’t think of earlier and wasn’t on the plans.

Making sure you have thought about your home addition planning and layout can be tedious. Many times homeowners try to remember all the detail and planning during their NJ Home Addition or add a level but there are just to many factors involved and some items just remain left out or end up costing more to install later on during the building cycle.

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Specializing in add a level house additions, one of the biggest add-ons that homeowners request are pull down attic access ways. This can easily be overlooked. Limited or attic storage with the cape cod style home, many homeowners don’t recognize the attic as a storage location because the attic space in most cape cod style homes is extremely limited to a crawl area or less. With a new add a level home addition, we try to build at least a 5′-6′ high attic standing area that can be used for storage and or utility placement.  Having access to your new attic area would be a lot easier with the use of a pull down attic staircase that can fold up into the ceiling when not used.

Most home addition projects are overlook a central vacuum system. This would be a great time  to have your central vacuum system set up due to the fact that your home remodeling project is underway and most walls throughout the home are wide open. It makes sense to have your central vacuum system installed now while you have a chance. When the walls are closed, it is nearly impossible to run the necessary interconnected tubing required throughout the home.

One of the biggest overlooked options for your NJ Home Remodeling  are interior wall sound batt insulation barriers. It is standard for home construction to receive exterior wall insulation batts. Most homeowners don’t realize that they can install insulation on the interior walls as well. With a minimum batt insulation rating of R-11, you can install batt insulation as a noise and sound proofer. This works great when used around the interior bathroom walls to eliminate noise. Also with the increase of energy efficient homes, it is well worth the extra dollars spent to install batt insulation on all the other interior walls. This added insulation locks in the heating and cooling saving you a lot of money on your energy bill. The savings you realize on your heating and cooling bill will be made back in under 2 years or less. Pending the size of your home remodeling project.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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NJ REMODELING CONTRACTOR-Green Energy Saving Framing Tips For Your NJ Home Addition

As a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor located in Bergen County NJ, the call for more energy efficient building codes and regulations has arrived. Building departments throughout are enforcing state and government regulations for more energy efficient homes, both new and old construction.

With many new codes in place, your remodeling project must be built accordingly in order to conform to these energy codes. One great energy saving tip is to increase the R rating for your new wall construction. There are a few ways to achieve a higher wall R rating. What is an R rating? The R-value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor specializing in Add a Levels and NJ Home Additions, one easy way to achieve a higher R rating in your remodeling project is to use 2×6 wall studs. Using 2×6 wall studs gives you approximately 5.6 inches of area depth to insert insulation. This cavity can accept a minimum of R-19 insulation.  With another application mentioned ahead, you can actually make this cavity into an R-25 Rating. Achieving a higher R-rating will help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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Using 2×6 framing as opposed to 2×4 framing obviously will be more costly. You will be paying for the difference between a 2×4 and a 2×6. Another cost difference will be between the standard R-13 2×4 wall insulation and R-19 2×6 wall insulation. Many times, the extra costs incurred for the upgrades will be made back in savings from your energy expenses within 2 years for entire homes or less for add a levels and home additions.

If you decided on keeping the standard 2×4 framing  there are insulation packages that you can apply to increase your R-Rating as well. Many local ordinances and codes require a minimum R-13 wall or batt insulation. If you would like to upgrade, you can also get a high density R-15 batt insulation. For those that really want to maximize the R rating for your NJ Remodeling project, you can have a professional insulation installer apply a foam application as well as a standard batt insulation combination. With a 2×4 wall, you can install up to 1″ of foam insulation application along with a maximum of an R-13 batt insulation. The 1″ of foam has a rating of 6 so combined you can reach an R rating of R-19 inside of a 2×4 wall stud.

 

For a 2×6 wall stud, you can apply the same principle to gain a higher R rating. Either way, any of the methods mentioned above will help you keep your home insulated properly. If you have any questions regarding your NJ Remodeling Contractor or home improvement project, contact Pangione Developers at 201-774-3733.

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Mr. David Pangione

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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NJ REMODELING CONTRACTOR- Cape Cod Conversions

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        Cape Cod Conversions

As a NJ Remodeling Contractor based in Bergen County New Jersey, our parent company Pangione Developers Inc. specializes in cape cod add a level home additions. Commonly referred to as Raised Levels, adding a new top floor to your cape cod is quite common.

How long does it take to complete a cape cod add a level? Depending on the NJ Home Improvement Contractor that you hire, you don’t want the remodeling project to be any longer than it has to be. Specializing in the MOST affordable add a levels in Bergen County NJ, depending on the town that the home is located in, we average 8-12 weeks to complete your home remodeling raised level.

The stages the project goes through from day one are very routine. With most cape cod homes, the existing upstairs usually has 1-2 rooms and possibly a bathroom. These rooms need to be stripped down to the studs, ceiling beams and rafters. Inside of one day and this is completed. Next, with a few clear days of weather, the roof can be removed. This is where Pangione Developers distinguishes itself as the premier add a level contractor in Bergen County NJ. We will remove your roof, and start framing the new add a level the same day. Within 2-3 days your new roof shingle are installed.

 

You can’t afford to hire a NJ Contractor that doesn’t specialize in this field. Most of these cape cod homes have hardwood floors and finished basements. You want to have your new roof installed to protect your home from the weather elements especially rain. Within 2-3 days you want that new roof installed, the plywood walls sheeted and the windows set in place.

Your cape cod add a level project can double the size of your home. The average 700 square foot cape can give you 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. With that you will get full 8′ ceilings, large closets and a full attic for storage. The master bedroom package comes with recessed lighting, a walk in closet and if possible a jack and jill door into the standard bathroom if a master bathroom is out of your budget. The jack and jill door is a private door from the master bedroom into the bathroom located in the hall.

If your cape cod has an attached garage, you can gain further floor space by building above it if the garage foundation allows. That would have to be confirmed by digging pilot holes along side the exterior at different intervals and check the depth of the existing footing. If you have a standard 1 car attached garage, you can add another 220 square feet to your new floor plan.

If you have any questions about your CAPE COD add a level, contact Pangione Developers Inc for a free consultation.

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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ADD A LEVEL-RANCH CONVERSIONS

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As a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor serving Bergen County NJ, we specialize in NJ Home Additions and NJ Add a Levels. Ranch Add A Levels are one of our top selling home remodeling packages.

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Why have Ranch Add A Levels otherwise commonly called Raised Levels become so popular. That answer is simple. You can add an entire new floor above your home gaining in most cases double the amount of square footage. This type of NJ Home Remodeling project can be completed all within 3 months time.

By removing the existing roof, we can set up an entirely new floor plan for your family doubling the homes layout. The idea is to move the existing 1st floor bedrooms to the new upper level. This enables you to remove and open some existing 1st floor walls. Usually by removing 2-3 walls on the 1st floor, we can open the floor plan wide open for a larger living room, dining and kitchen area.

Don’t forget the staircase. A ranch is a home that has all the rooms situated on the original 1st floor. The basement many times is unfinished. A new staircase needs to be configured for the new level’s access. With our ranch add a level packages we will configure a new staircase leading from the 1st to the 2nd floor. Ultimately we will put the new staircase around the front door area. If your existing basement staircase if off and located at another side of the home, we can close that staircase up and insert the new basement staircase with the new 2nd level access staircase. Remember that if we do remove the original basement staircase area, you will now gain that area as additional floospace.

Since ranch homes tend to be at least 1200 square feet or larger without an attached garage, you can usually fit 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms without having to build above your garage. Building above your garage offers the opportunity to expand your new upper level even further. You can never have enough square foot floor space. The extra floor space allows you to add an optional laundry, larger closets or even a 2 level entry foyer.

Contact Pangione Developers for your Add A Level Concerns.

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Your NJ Add A Level-Hiring a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor in Bergen County NJ

You and your family have decided that a raised level home addition will be the most feasible way to maximize your home’s space. Your loan and financing are secured and the budget is calculated. The only thing left is too choose a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor for your Raised Level Renovation project.

Choosing a New Jersey Remodeling Contractor:

It can be a difficult decision deciding on which NJ Remodeling Contractor to choose from. Sure, there are a lot of NJ Contractors to choose from but which home contractor will be the right fit for you and your family. The only way to find out is to simply start calling and interviewing.

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Your NJ Remodeling Contractor will be working in your home for many days. Remember, that there will be several crew’s coming and going all day long. If you are living in your home while the remodeling is underway, your space can get smaller and smaller real quick. Here’s a little tip for you. Make sure you have the feeling that you can get along with your contractor. With a construction crew in and out of your home all day for 2-3 months, it’s best to make sure you can get along with your contractor.

Architectural Plans

Architectural plans can be provided for by either the homeowner or the builder.

The first option is simple. Hire an architect, meet with him and have him draft your ideas into a set of architectural drawings. The architect will meet with you several times and go over your ideas. This is a very one on one scenario. He is listening and accumulating your feedback and input then transferring it into preliminary plans. This is great if you want to be in direct communication with the architect. Remember, he is being paid by the hour so this option tends to be very costly. The other thing worth mentioning is you may not even like what the final product is after several meetings. At that point you may be $4,000 dollars and counting in the hole already. When it’s finally over with, the price may be up to $5,000-$8,000 for a raised level based on all the hours spent going back and forth. On a positive note, your ideas expressed will be on paper for all those contractors to view and bid on.

 

The second option is the one that I have used with my customers throughout the years. Some contractors will provide their own architect. We have our own in house architect that we provide to our signed customers. The way this works is simple and we can use my system as an example. You would call us for an estimate. When a representative arrives, we will listen to what your ideas are then within a few days we would provide you with a proposal. In most cases, people will call us a few times with the standard questions that most homeowners ask and we would answer them accordingly. Once a homeowner decides to move forward we would set up a contract signing. After the contract signing was completed we will provide a date within 2-3 days after the contract signing where the architect will arrive at your home. The day the architect arrives, he would be handed a package of information only pertaining to YOUR job. This information is everything stated in the contract which was signed days earlier. He would simply measure your home where the raised level or home improvement project will be built, then within 1 week you will be provided with a set of preliminary drawings. To speed up the process, we usually send the plans via email direct to the customer. The customer will then notify us of any changes. In most cases, this usually goes back and forth one or two times. Once the homeowner approves, we will finalize the plans and then submit the drawings to your local building department for a zoning review. This system is usually included in our home improvement pricing plan and works out to save the customer thousands of dollars. Not all contractors have an in house architect nor work side by side with an architect but it is important to ask if they do, it can save you thousands of dollars.

A Cost Saving Tip

When using an architect that has been provided for by your builder, you will realize many cost savings as well as potential time savings if unexpected problems occur.

It’s not unheard of for problems to come up that are unexpected. If this is the case, you will need your architect to arrive immediately. He will have to access the situation and then finalize an alternative plan. Believe me, this is very common.

So, with that being said, Do you know what your architects fees are for situations like this. In fact, will they rush over to view the job if needed? Do you know what the change fees are for your architect to alter the architectural drawings? These fees tend to be very costly.

Working with a contractor provided architect has many benefits. Usually the contractor’s architect is on call for any of these types of situation and is more willing to arrive at the site asap. Also, many times the fees associated for changes are a lot less expensive then with homeowner provided architects.

 

These are just a few of the things to consider when hiring your New Jersey Remodeling Contractor to build a raised level for your family.

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NJ HOME ADDITIONS and REMODELING

NJ HOME ADDITIONS

Are you planning on building a home addition? A new home addition  offers you and your family the extra needed room that you have been looking for. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor in Bergen County New Jersey, we have built custom room additions, home additions and home remodeling projects of all sorts and sizes. Are you interested in building an addition on your home? If so, here are a few items to think about.

NJ ROOM ADDITIONS

Do you live in a home that needs a room addition or home addition. What type of addition are you looking to install? Well there are lots of questions we could ask you to pin point the exact type of room that will work for you and your family. Home remodeling these days usually consists of remodeling your home plus adding an addition of at least 400 square feet or more. We are seeing a huge trend in families adding multi level additions to their homes. What the rooms are usually comprised of is mostly the same from family to family. The multi level addition consists of a rear first floor family room and an upper bedroom addition. Most times the upper bedroom home addition will be a master bedroom suite. The suite will have walk in closets and a separate area for the master bedroom. The original master bedroom usually is the larger of the original bedrooms. That room usually gets downsized and renovated to allow an access hall into the new master bedroom suite.

NJ ADDITIONS

Home additions can be an expansion of any existing room or the creation of an entirely new floor plan to your home. Whether you own a cape, ranch, bi-level, split level etc., you can add an addition to your home and enlarge that part of your home as long as it conforms to your local building department regulations. Kitchen expansions along with master bedrooms suites and family rooms seem to be the way that the home additions trend is moving in these days. The real estate market is dictating that it is harder to sell during these times so homeowners opt to take their homes off the market and go the route of  a home remodeling. A home addition will bring their home up to par and make it a more livable environment for many families.

COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

A more extreme home improvement option is to completely renovate your home. Renovating your home down to the original studs will be considered a complete home renovation. Any of the existing interior wall will be reconfigured to make way for a new floor plan layout. Many homeowners will completely renovate their home when they have decided on building an addition to their home. Enlarging the home significantly usually involves redirecting and reconfiguring your home’s layout.