Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Roof Replacement in NJ

Are you looking for roof replacement in NJ? North American Pfister is a fully licensed and insured roofing company in NJ that provides roof installation and roofing replacement for many years with precision and great customer satisfaction. Our skilled roofing craftsmen have over 40 years of experience and plenty of knowledge, making roof replacement in NJ a seamless process.

Roof replacement is a big cost that requires professional roofers to get it done. If it has been over 8 years with the current roof or there has been damage to the roof, you need to start budgeting for roof replacement costs. But without proper knowledge, you might be lost trying to find out the real costs of roof replacement. So basically what are the costs that need to be considered while looking for replacing the roof? Is energy saving on your mind? It has been calculated that nearly 35% of the cooling and heating costs are due to poor insulation in the roof. If you are looking at long-term roofing, different materials need to be used.

Expert roofers say that as most cities and towns allow three layers of shingles, it is best to check each layer for damage. Oftentimes, the damage is in the wood. While in some homes the entire roof needs to be replaced. It is best for the contractor to estimate the cost of debris removal within roof replacement costs. In case you have been advised complete roof replacement, get at least 3-5 estimates and never go with the lowest bid. It is better to go with the average bid and ask for references. Check the roofing company at BBB to ensure professional work.

As per the current market prices, the cost of roof replacement with asphalt shingles that do not need any repairs is about USD 1.75- USD 2 per square foot. But if the wood needs repairs or there are tears that require repair, the cost is higher. However, if heavier shingles are needed, the cost doubles on the 20-year and 40-year shingles. The average cost of such a roof includes about USD 4,500-5500 which includes just the replacement of the whole roof of an average sized home. No repairs are included.

Metal roofs are long lasting options and are known to last to about 70-80 years. To replace the entire metal roof, without repairs costs about USD 10,000-15000 while the tar or rubber that is used on the flat roofs are available at the cost of USD 2.5 per square foot. Although they last for over 20 years, damage repair costs around USD 9.5 per square foot. It is expensive to get a complete roof replacement done and usually with proper maintenance, you do not require it. But if the asphalt shingles have been over 8-10 years old, it may need a tear-down and replacement. If there are any gutters, they will need to be replaced which further adds to the cost of the roof replacement for homes and offices.

Before you sign on any roofing contractor or roofing company, it is best to ask your family or friends for references. Talk to a few roofers, get estimates and then decide what suits your own budget. Usually, the estimates will differ according to the company but never hire the lowest bid as the quality might be cheap or has hidden costs.

For more information about roof replacement in NJ, please call us today at (201) 794-1422.

North American Pfister - Your experts for roof replacement in NJ.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Siding Contractor in NJ

Are you looking for a siding contractor in NJ? North American Pfister is a fully licensed and insured siding contractor in NJ providing professional siding installation services for more than 40 years. Our certified siding contractors have the skills and knowledge to work on homes with various shapes, designs and structures, makes us a great choice when you look for a siding installation company that you can trust.

Shopping for vinyl siding is not a fun experience. With so many different colors, styles, textures, and thicknesses out there it quickly becomes a headache trying to pick out the perfect siding for your house.

As a contractor, I often tell people to do a little research before calling anyone for a price. Drive around the neighborhood a few times and notice the nicest looking homes. Take pictures of the homes with your phone camera. Have a notebook and make notes on the different types of siding people use on their homes. Clapboard on some, board and batten on others, and some use two of three different types of siding together.

After you have spent a few hours checking out other houses, you will come up with some ideas on what you think will look the best in your house. Example, you like Cedar Shakes on the main house with board and batten on the garage. Or you could want that smooth look of clapboard. Once you decide on the type of siding, you have eliminated about 90% of all the products out there and can focus on finding the right cedar shake or board and batten siding. That is what you want to go shopping for.

Next head to the local home depot and Lowe's and look at the different brands of siding. Get all the brochures they have and bring back home to read. Compare the textures, thickness, and colors of each of the different brands. Write everything down in a notebook. Brand A is this thick and it comes in 30 colors, brand B is not as thick but has 41 colors. Take the notebook with you when you go shopping at other stores to use as your reference. If you see something you like write it down so you can compare it to the other products you have looked at.

Keep this in mind, the labor to install siding is the same whether you buy economy brand siding or premium brand siding. So the only real differences in prices you are going to get from contractors when you do call are the different qualities of the siding and trim the contractor uses and the quality and skill of the installation. Price to install the siding is the same, prices for the siding and trim varies greatly.
The contractor needs to know the quality or thickness of the vinyl siding you are interested in. If you tell him you are looking for a premium brand with a lifetime warranty and can handle tropical storm winds, he can help you find that product. He is less inclined to spend hours going over different color combinations with you. So pick your own color!

The only way you will be able to compare different price quotes from different contractors is to make certain that each contractor is bidding on the exact same siding product. When a contractor gives you a price quote on a siding you have chosen, then the only differences in price should be his labor.

So that is why it is important for the homeowner to have done a little research on products and picked out the siding that they think will fit their home.

For more information about our siding contractors in NJ or to get a free siding estimate Call North American Pfister today at (201) 794-1422.

North American Pfister - Your siding contractors in NJ

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