Add a level Remodeling Options

If you own a cape cod or ranch home and are interested in expanding for your growing family then you have a few options available that can dramatically increase your living space with an add a level.

As a Bergen County Contractor serving Northern New jersey, we have built hundreds of add a levels. Adding a top floor, commonly referred to as an add a level or raised level, can increase your homes living area. If you own a ranch, you can remove the entire roof down to the existing ceiling beams. From there you can build an entire new top floor consisting of bedrooms and bathrooms. Typically most capes average around 1200 sq foot so you will be adding that much living space. With modifications on the existing first floor, you can open this area into an open floor plan.

Cape cod owners have a few options with their existing top floor. One of the design flaws with a cape cod is that the existing top floor ceilings are low. Especially at the front and the back of the home in the upper level. The ceilings slope down and create a lot of wasted space.

To increase living space, you have a few choices. First, you remodel the upstairs by building a rear or front dormer. The homes ridge would stay and 1/2 of the roof would be removed. You can remove the rear roof and install an 8′ ceiling in the rear. This would open up and gain space. Also at the center of the rear dormer you can install a bathroom. With the bathroom in the center,you can have a bedroom on each side of the bath.

Another option is to build both a front and back full dormer. With the original ridge in place, you rebuild the front and back which you now would have full 8′ walls and ceilings. The only problem is that your roof would be low since the original ridge is still being used. I rarely build this type of project. If you decide that you want to have full 8′ walls throughout the top floor, it is best to build a full add a level.

With an add a level, all the walls and roof from the existing top floor upwards are removed. The only part remaining is the 2nd floor decking. Now, an entirely new layout is built with full 8′ walls and possibly even a 10′ ceiling in the master bedroom. The roof is all new so you can have a high roof line to give your home that curb appeal.

Deciding on which option will be best for you can be difficult so you should consult with your New Jersey Remodeling Contractor

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NJ Home Addition Contractor Selection Tips

You have decided that it is time to add on to your home, and now you have to choose which NJ home addition contractor you want to hire for the job in Bergen County New Jersey. Finding a NJ home improvement contractor or NJ remodeling contractors may be something you are unfamiliar with. We can help you find the right NJ home addition contractor with this information.

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When making the decision about which NJ home addition contractor is best for you, you need to first look for contractors that specialize in the kind of project you intend to do. As logical as it seems, many homeowners never stop to think that they should focus on bathroom remodeling contractors for bathroom remodeling projects or home addition contractors for their home addition jobs. Homeowners in New Jersey should not believe that every contractor can build their dream creation.

References and good feedback are other factors you need from your NJ home addition contractor. Before you sign any contract, have your contractor show you plenty of references. Typically 2 to 4 references will be sufficient. Contact each of those references. If you should get no answer be sure to leave a message detailing the work you need done. Contact the references personally and find out if they are happy with the work the contractor performed. Even more important, you need to be certain that the references have to do with jobs that are like the one that you are about to start. It would not be logical to ask for feedback from a reference provided if they had a deck put on but you want to do a multi-story addition.

Here are a few other methods to use to find a NJ home addition contractor for your remodeling project. Call some of the contractors listed in your local newspaper. Talk to the contractors and ask for an estimate. Over the next 2 weekends request that 4 to 5 contractors make a visit. Then, they will usually give you a proposal in writing, but be sure that you always discuss the same options, so that you can compare the different bids with one another.

Another way of finding a skilled NJ home addition contractor is by asking different people if they know any good contractors or have any recommendations. Begin with those living within your vicinity. A neighbor may be able to recommend a good, qualified home contractor. A good contractor is someone that you will hear about. One other way is to go to your area building department and find out if there is any particular contractor that does a lot of work in the region and has a positive reputation. While the building department does not necessarily like giving out recommendations, they might offer you a few names of local companies that do a lot of work in the area. If you are still not satisfied, you can take a drive around the area and look for homes that are being built. The contractors will have signs with their phone numbers.

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Are you interested in a NJ Home Addition project in Bergen County New Jersey. At Pangione Developers Inc, a NJ Home Addition specialist, we offer some of the most competitive prices on NJ Add a Levels and NJ Home Additions. Take a look at some of our best selling home addition packages.

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