When most people focus on their next home improvement project, they tend to start with the interior – for example, new flooring or carpeting, an updated kitchen or bathroom, or energy-efficient windows designed to increase interior comfort. That’s as it should be, because that is where they will realize the most tangible benefits. We invite you to explore our roofing and siding contractor services, which we think you’ll find are among the best exterior remodeling services in New Jersey.
Consider the exterior remodeling services we offer in NJ.
- Siding Contractor, Vinyl Siding Installation, Wood Siding Installation
- Roofing Contractor, Roof Repair, Roof Maintenance
Unfortunately, too frequently this focus on the interior comes at a cost – namely an unintended neglect of the exterior. Although it is fair to say that a comfortable, beautiful, and updated interior is for you and your family, the exterior of your home is your statement to the rest of the world. It demonstrates your personal sense of style and taste, and most importantly, it is the strongest indication of the pride of ownership that you take in your home.
Roofing and Siding Installation: Pride of Home Ownership
It seems like there is one in every neighborhood – a neglected or poorly-maintained house that brings down the property values and an overall appearance of the whole area. It’s almost a stereotype: windows that are broken or covered with plastic, discolored siding, a roof partially covered in a tarp. Even if the occupants are the homeowners, it’s easy to mistake them for transient renters.
For better or worse, your neighbors, passers-by, and even visitors to your home form opinions of you based upon the appearance of your home. A dilapidated, run-down house with peeling paint and hanging gutters sends an unflattering message. A well-maintained home with fresh paint or clean siding, attractive trim, and a roof in good repair broadcasts a positive message.
In many areas, neighborhood associations have the authority to levy fines against homeowners who do not properly maintain the exterior of their property.
Looks Are Important When It’s Time to Sell
More than any other factor, the exterior appearance of your home has the greatest impact upon the initial curbside appeal. If you are considering selling, that appearance can in large part affect both the resale value and the speed at which your home sells. Think of it this way – you can have a home with the most modern and up-to-date interior imaginable, but if prospective buyers are put off by the exterior, they will never see that wonderful interior.
Many prospective buyers consider what will need to be done to the home they are looking at, and if they believe that there is too much to do, that can be a deal breaker. No one wants to buy an eyesore of a home that is going to need a lot of immediate work.
Home Maintenance Is Hard Work
Even those of us with the good pride of ownership in the best of intentions can find that keeping up with the repair and maintenance of the exterior of our home can be difficult. Our lives are busier than ever and it seems as if there are just not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. When your entire weekend can be lost to a host of “honey do” chores, sometimes it can seem easier to just to go back inside. In a lot of cases, homeowners can be overwhelmed by the logistics involved in any do-it-yourself project, which can require multiple trips to the home improvement or hardware store, organization, and planning, not to mention the time needed to actually do the labor. More and more busy homeowners have made the decision that the best idea may be to enlist professional help.
We Can Help
For years, Essex Home Improvements has provided exterior remodeling services – including siding installation, roof installation, and roof repair to our friends and neighbors all across northern New Jersey. We have the skills, expertise, experience, and quality materials needed to beautify the exterior of your home and showcased the appearance that you have always wanted.
We offer a wide range of services that are designed not only to beautify your home, but in most cases, make it virtually maintenance-free, thereby liberating you from much of the unpleasant drudgery that you never had time for anyway.
Roofing Contractor in NJ
It all starts at the top. Everyone knows that a roof needs to be properly maintained in order to protect the rest of the home. There is no doubt that in New Jersey, the weather can give our roofs a beating, season after season and year after year. We experience enough harsh weather during a typical winter – damaging hail, destructive ice storms, heavy snow falls – that considerable regular damage almost seems like an inevitable yearly occurrence.
Even if we can’t pinpoint a specific incident of severe weather, it is always a good idea to carefully inspect our roofs at winter’s end, before the spring rains begin. Failure to do so can mean roof damage and leaks that go unnoticed until it’s too late to prevent further damage.
Essex Home Improvements is a full-service roofing contractor, and we can easily handle all of your roofing needs, from preventative inspections, to insurance quotes, to repair services, to total replacement. Unlike other roofing companies in NJ, we also offer roof cleaning, as a prophylactic method to remove the dirt and debris that can accumulate between the shingles and drastically reduce the lifespan of your roof.
Unlike the majority of our competitors, the roofing professionals at Essex Home Improvements do not make off-the-cuff uneducated guesses about the condition of your roof. We also do not try to determine that condition from the ground level, again, a mostly standard operating procedure of lesser roofing companies. No, when advising you about the state of your roof, we always climb up and personally make an inspection and evaluation from the rooftop itself. We don’t believe that you can make an informed decision about what you should do about your roof, and we don’t believe that we have the right to advise you about what to do without that personal inspection.
Should your roof need attention, we provide a level of professionalism and attention to detail that is superior to any other roofing company in New Jersey. As a standard matter of course, we routinely install such features as ice and water shields, new flashing, and new pipe collars, items that are routinely omitted by other companies. We don’t take shortcuts by using such products as roof cement or caulk sealant. Best of all, that attention to detail is double-checked and inspected at the end of every roofing job, typically by the owner of our company himself. The exceptional quality of our roofing installations is such that we can offer a 10 year labor warranty on top of the product warranty honored by the manufacturer.
We only use materials that are recognized in the industry as being of the highest quality. Essex Home Improvements is an Owen Corning Preferred Contractor and we offer shingles with up to a 50 year warranty. In addition to their excellent reputation for durability and protection, the shingles come in a generous palette of colors that can accent and showcase the rest of the exterior of your home. In recent years, aesthetically-minded homeowners have begun to appreciate the benefit of choosing roofing options that provide both durable protection and long-lasting beauty.
Siding Contractor in NJ
There is perhaps no homeowner-level task that is as onerous or time-consuming as painting the exterior of your home. To do the job correctly, there is a long list of meticulous, time-consuming tasks that must be performed in a specific sequence in order to best prepare the surface for painting and to properly apply and seal the paint.
From start to finish, a proper paint job requires that the entire exterior be power washed, scraped, sanded, and any damaged or loose wood needs to be replaced or re-nailed. Fixtures, shutters, mailboxes, and any other exterior attachments need to be temporarily removed. A coat of primer needs to be applied and then allowed to dry. Then, a base first coat can be put on and allowed to dry. Repeat for a second coat. Then repeat again with a sealant. Finally, the fixtures can be reapplied. It is no wonder that so many homeowners let this chore go for so long.
Because of new technologies that have improved the realistic appearance of vinyl siding, a growing percentage of homeowners in New Jersey and elsewhere on the East Coast are beginning to seek the services of a vinyl siding installer, instead of painting. The chief advantage of siding is a permanent beautification of the exterior of your home that only requires periodic washing as maintenance. Freedom from time-consuming repainting is a powerful incentive. Without a doubt, seeking out the best vinyl siding contractor is key.
At Essex Home Improvements, we are a vinyl siding contractor and a wood siding contractor as well. We offer a complete selection of insulated vinyl siding and trim accessories designed to cover and permanently beautify virtually every painted surface on your home’s exterior. Because we are an independent general contracting company, we are not obligated to any one siding manufacturer and only able to offer one choice. We are able to work with the largest and most respected siding manufacturers in the country, and this freedom of choice means that we have the ability to provide our clients with the widest possible catalog of siding options – a range of colors, patterns, styles, and finishes that were unheard of in years past.
We offer the entire portfolio of such top siding manufacturers as Certainteed, Mastic/Alcoa, Heartland, Alside, and Associated Materials, Inc., among others. Our clients can enjoy lifetime manufacturer’s warranties, including hail coverage.
All of our siding installers are factory-trained to the specifications required by the individual siding manufacturer. This means that they are certified as qualified to correctly install the manufacturers siding system. This is an important qualification, because without it, any installation mistakes deviating from the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer would void the warranty. Because there is considerable expense involved in that qualifying training, it is important to note that the vast majority of our competitors are not so accredited.
Although we primarily recommend siding as a solution for our clients who want to beautify or update the exterior of their homes, we do offer complete home painting services for our northern New Jersey friends and neighbors who prefer flexibility and for whom budgetary concerns are a top priority.
- We are multi award winning exterior remodelers, noted particularly for our work in vinyl siding installation.
- We specialize in phases of exterior design and renovations, from roofing down to masonry and everything in between.
- We are New Jersey’s only Gold Level Contractor for Lousiana Pacific’s revolutionary engineered wood siding, having completed more projects than any other contractor in the state.
- We are experienced in fiber cement siding such as James Hardy and Certainteed Colormax.
- We have completed hundreds of vinyl siding projects using products from Alside, Certainteed, and KP just to name a few.
- We even offer superior exterior painting and very reasonable prices.
- We offer and wide selection of wood, fiberglass, and vinyl window and doors.
- We are experienced and excel in all aspects of exterior remodeling.
Because it is a product that is related to both roofing and siding, we also offer residential gutter systems in a wide assortment of colors sure to complement any home’s exterior, including metal finishes. We offer both metal and vinyl guttering, in either seamed or seamless styles. For easy cleaning, we have gutters with debris shields as an added option. Many customers carefully consider their choice of gutters and downspouts, because it is a product that has both aesthetic appeal and functionality.
Areas We Serve
We are conveniently located in West Orange and Clinton Township, but we happily provide our complete selection of roofing services and siding installations as a service to our friends and neighbors who live in the following counties, cities, and surrounding areas.
Bergenfield (07621), Bogota (07603), Carlstadt (07072), Cresskill (07626), Dumont (07628), East Rutherford (07073), Elmwood Park (07407), Emerson (07630), Englewood (07631),
Englewood Cliffs (07632), Fairview (07022), Garfield (07026), Hackensack (07601), Hasbrouck Heights (07604), Haworth (07641), Hillsdale (07642), Leonia (07605), Lodi (07644), Lyndhurst (07071), Maywood (07607), Montvale (07645), Moonachie (07074), New Milford (07646), North Arlington (07031), Oradell (07649), Palisades Park (07662), Paramus (07652), Ridgefield (07657), Ridgefield Park (07660), Ridgewood (07450), River Edge (07661), Rochelle Park (07662), Rutherford (07070), Saddle Brook (07663), Saddle Rivee (07458), Teaneck (07666), Tenafly (07670), Wallington (07057), Washington Twp. (07676), Westwood (07675), Wood Ridge (07075), Wycoff (07481)
Belleville (07109), Bloomfield (07003), Caldwell (07006), North Caldwell (07006), West Caldwell (07006), Cedar Grove (07009), Essex Fells (07021), Fairfield (07004), Glen Ridge (07028), Livingston (07039), Maplewood (07040), Millburn (07041), Montclair (07042), Upper Montclair (07043), Nutley (07110), Roseland (07068), Short Hills (07078), South Orange (07079), Verona (07044), West Orange (07052)
Boonton (07005), Cedar Knolls (07927), Chatham (07928), Chester (07930), Denville (07834), Dover (07801), East Hanover (07936), Florham Park (07932), Gillette (07933), Green Village (07935), Harding Twp. (07976), Lake Hiawatha (07034), Lincoln Park (07035), Long Hill (07933), Madison (07940), Mendham (07945), Mine Hill (07803), Montville (07045), Morris Plains (07950), Morristown (07960), Mount Tabor (07878), Mountain Lakes (07046), New Vernon (07976), Parsippany (07054), Pine Brook (07058), Randolph (07869), Rockaway (07866), Stirling (07980), Towaco (07082), Washington (07882), Whippany (07981 and 07999)
Annandale (08801), Asbury (08802), Baptistown (08803), Bloomsbury (08804), Califon (07830), Clinton (08809), Clinton Twp. (08833), East Amwell (08551), East Amwell Twp. (08551), Flemington (08822), Frenchtown (08825), Glen Gardner (08826), Hampton (08827), High Bridge (08829), Lambertville (08530), Lebanon (08833), Lebanon Borough (08833), Little York (08834), Milford (08848), Oldwick (08858), Pittstown (08867), Pottersville (07979), Quakertown (08868), Readington (08870), Ringoes (08551), Rosemont (08556), Sergeantsville (08557), Stanton (08885), Stockton (08859), Tewksbury Twp. (07830), Three Bridges (08887), West Amwell (08530), WhiteHouse (08888), WhiteHouse Station (08889)
Allamuchy (07820), Allamuchy Township (07840), Alpha (08865), Belvidere (07823), Blairstown (07825), Broadway (08808), Buttzville (07829), Changewater (07831), Columbia (07832), Delaware (07833), Delaware Park (08865), Great Meadows (07838), Hackettstown (07840), Hardwick (07825), Harmony Township (08865), Hope (07844), Johnsonburg (07846), Lopatcong (08865), Oxford (07863), Phillipsburg (08865), Port Murray (07865), Stewartsville (08886), Vienna (07880), Washington (07882)
Bedminster (07921), Bernardsville (07924), Branchburg (08853), Bridgewater (08807), Far Hills (07931), Gladstone (07934), Green Brook (08812), Hillsborough (08844), Martinsville (08836), Montgomery (08502), North Plainfield (07060, 07062, 07063), Peapack (07977), Raritan (08869), Somerville (08876), Warren (07059), Watchung (07069)
Berkeley Heights (07922), Cranford (07016), Garwood (07027), Kenilworth (07033), Mountain Side (07092), New Providence (07974), Springfield (07081), Summit (07901), Union (07083), Westfield (07090)
If you live in or around any of those communities, we can provide local references of homes that we have worked on in your area, and possibly, even your neighborhood. We strongly encourage you to drive by and see the quality of our work for yourself. If you like what you see, give us a call. If you need replacement Windows or doors but you live outside those counties, give us a call anyway! We are always looking to expand our territory, so perhaps we can work something out.
All of us here at Essex Home Improvements understand that you have any number of choices of home improvement companies in New Jersey, and we continually strive to be worthy of your interest and your trust. We are guided by the twin philosophies of pride and professionalism, because as a family-owned and family-operated business, we are utterly dependent upon the 100% customer satisfaction rating that we hope to earn from you.