Building Permit Costs

Building Permit Costs


You can get quite a few conditions that could arise with regards to your building permit for virtually any household owner who’s going to be redesigning or revamping his/her dwelling. The items that need focus any time on a remodeling purchases may encompass the costs of a renovation permit, the adjustments needed to be practiced depending on remodeling by laws, and all sorts of dilemas involved with employing and having the diverse permits.

Permits ought to be provided for any renovation associated work handled by remodeling code of the certain county. Also each individual region has it’s wide range of renovation guidelines that property owners should strictly abide by.

The local building department of each area in the US have specific responsibilities to perform. Their particular major responsibilities normally include assessments and approval of blueprints, providing permits for home and commercial construction, and undertaking diversified inspections in relation to remodeling, plumbing, piping, & electricity works.

When setting up a residence or even an business office there are particular business permits that the actual buildings in the area seller would really need to acquire for assignments carried out. Piping Licences have to be attained for many different domestic plumbing tasks like installment, remodeling, repairing or exchanging rain water piping, and under ground drainage pipe. Plumbing related Permits are required for changing water heaters, and underground plumbing, or modifying pipes within a wall or ceiling.

Sometimes a home property owner isn’t required to receive a piping permit. There might be a number of small improvements that are required which does not affect the pipes very much. All such modest repairs like replacing or upkeep of existing reachable fixtures, elements, or appliances etc. don’t require a plumbing permit. Regardless if a home owner takes on urgent situation repairs or replacement of leaked conduits disguised beneath partitions or ceilings no permit ought to be acquired.

At this time a single ingredient that the property owner needs to be unique about is that the brand-new piping must not surpass the permitted length of Five feet. But, if any owner of a house hopes to help to make variations to a active piping system that can’t be refrained from a legitimate permit for the very same.

Permits are basically needed for carrying out any sort of construction or service activity simply because they guarantee the health and safety of people staying in that specific county, town city, be it one state or another. READ MORE

 

How To Figure Square Feet

Are you trying to learn how to figure square feet? Don’t worry you have come to the right place. Learning how to figure square feet is easy. In 5 minutes you too will know how to figure square feet.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor serving Bergen County New Jersey, I am always calculating square footage. In our job sites, we need to determine material quantities such as roofing, insulation, plywood and such. For homeowners, they too need to calculate square footage. You can calculate square footage for items like wall paint, refinishing hardwood floors, patio pavers and even counter top material.

Don’t worry its easy so let’s get started. Let’s assume that we will need to calculate the square footage of a bedroom in order to install a new rug. To make this example simple, we will assume that all 4 walls are 10′ each. Simply multiply the length  by the width (10′ x 10′) and you will have 100 square feet of area. When you order your new rug, you will be ordering at least 100 square feet.
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Home Improvements- Small Home Repairs

As a Home Improvement contractor,  we all have those minor home repairs around the house that seem to never get fixed. You know the ones that I am talking about. A cracked tile, a light switch that needs replacing or even a kitchen backsplash install that you have been meaning to get to. Why is it that these home repairs seem to never get done or better yet we look at them every day and say we will get to them but always pass it up for the first thing that comes up.

First of all, to have someone come in such as a repair man, it can get very costly to have all sorts of items on your home improvement punch list get repaired all at once. Another reason is that you don’t have the experience in making these repairs. Another reason which holds many people back from making the repairs is that they don’t have the tools. If you don’t have the proper tools, that could slow you down or keep one from making any repairs or home improvements.

One popular way to gain the knowledge in order to make the home repair is to simply purchase a repair manual. Repair manuals come in every home repair topic. Or simply purchase a well rounded repair manual that covers a wide variety of home repair topics.

If you are interested in making repairs to your home, make a list of the items that need to be repaired and prioritize them. if you have a missing tile in the shower, you may want to have that item repaired before having a hall way light fixture replaced simply for the fact that you don’t want mold or water damage in the bath area. So I can say that the tile take a higher priority than the light fixture.

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Tips To Help You Select The Right Home Improvement Contractor For Your Home Improvement Project

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You have decided that your family needs to add on to your home but now you are left with the task of deciding which NJ home improvement contractor you want to hire. In fact, you may not even know where to start looking for a home improvement or remodeling contractor.  here we will provide a few tips on how to decide on which NJ home improvement contractor will best be suited for you.

When deciding on which NJ home improvement contractor you think would work best for you, you want to first find contractors that specialize in the type of project you are trying to build. As simple as this sounds, some homeowners would never think to focus on bathroom remodeling contractors for their bathroom remodeling project or home addition contractors for their proposed home addition project. Homeowners shouldn’t  assume that every and any NJ home improvement contractor can build what you are looking to build.

 

References and positive feedback should be another item that you want from your NJ Home Improvement contractor. Prior to signing on the dotted line, have your Home Improvement Contractor provide as many references to you as you feel comfortable with. Usually 2-4 references should be suffice. Now, take those references and call each one. Leave a message entailing what information you are requesting if no one answers. Make sure you get in touch with the references and find out specifically if the home improvement contractor  adequately performed all his required duties. More importantly, you want to make sure that the references are of jobs that are similar to the one you are about to undertake. It wouldn’t make sense to request feedback from a provided reference if they had a deck built and you are looking for a multi story addition.

Here are some other ways to find a NJ home improvement contractor for your remodeling job. Go to your local newspaper and simply start calling some of the contractors listed. Request a free estimate  and set up an appointment for them to stop by to  see and hear your proposed ideas. Have 4 -5 contractors stop by over the course of 1-2 weekends. They will then provide you a written proposal but make sure that you discuss exactly the same options so that you can compare the bids against each other.

Another way to decide on a NJ home improvement contractor is to ask around and see if any people know of a remodeling contractor that you may be interested in using. Start with your neighbors. Sometimes your neighbor may be an excellent source since he or someone that he knows could have used a home improvement contractor. If the contractor was good, then you will hear all about it. Another way is to go to your local building department and see if there is a contractor in particular that often works in the area and has a good reputation. Although the building department isn’t partial to giving out recommendations, they may give you a few names of local companies that often work in their towns. If all this wasn’t enough, you may even want to drive around and simply look for homes under construction. You will see the signs posted and numbers for those contractors.

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Green Remodeling Tips With Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor

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Are you interested in learning Green Remodeling tips. Green remodeling can be done in any part of your home weather it’s a kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, installing energy efficient windows or low energy appliances. As a NJ home improvement contractor, I can tell you now that there are many ways to go green with your home improvement project.

One of the more popular ways to go green during a home addition project is to increase the R rating capacity of your standard 2×4 wall stud. If you are currently building an addition and the wall studs are being framed with 2×4’s, here are a few tips you can have your NJ Home Improvement Contractor use to increase your insulating value.

Normally when your NJ Home Improvement Contractor installs insulation in a 2×4 wall stud, he can either install an R-11, R-13 or even an R-15 batt insulation. In the past, to achieve a higher rating, your NJ Home Improvement Contractor would need to upgrade the wall framing to 2×6 wall studs which then an R-19 insulation could be installed. The difference would be very costly since the difference in 2×4 to 2×6 studs is more than double and you would also pay the difference for using an R-19 insulation as well.

With the advancement in green remodeling and green energy solutions, you can now have a closed cell spray foam insulation sprayed into the 2×4 bay. One inch of foam in most cases is comparable to an R-6 rating. With that being said, your NJ home improvement contractor can combine a 1″ closed cell spray foam and up to an R-15 insulation if needed. That ultimately will total an R rating of 21 within a 2×4 wall stud.

With the cost of energy at extremely high levels, the more insulated your home is, the better off you will be. Having your NJ Home Improvement Contractor utilize these Green remodeling tips can save your family money with a little preplanning. Talk to your NJ Home Improvement Contractor about any green remodeling concerns you may have. Also contact Pangione Developers Inc .

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NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR – Replacement window Tips

Are you are interested in hiring a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for your window replacement project? Window replacements on your home can add value and decrease your homes energy consumption.

Some homeowners that hire NJ Home Improvement Contractors want to replace the existing windows with replacement windows. A replacement window is a window that is made specifically to a certain size. Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will measure the existing window opening and have a new replacement window made to order.

Another way to replace your existing windows is to remove the window and increase the widow opening  by having your NJ Home Improvement Contractor change the headers above the window to make your window opening as large as you would like the window to be. This method is more costlier since your NJ Home Improvement Contractor needs to alter the interior and exterior or the window well. Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will need to not only remove and replace the header to a sufficient size, but also he will have to reinstall the removed exterior siding and put the interior back together around the window. This will involve reinstalling insulation, sheetrock, and the necessary trim work. For these reasons, installing a larger replacement window can cost more money.

With a standard replacement window, it is a bit easier for your NJ Home Improvement Contractor to install. Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will measure all the windows that need to be replaced. Then he will have the replacement windows custom made to the sizes that he has measured. Once the windows are ready for installation your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will arrive on the job location and change many of the windows within one day. Pending the amount of windows in your home, your replacement window project should be finished within one or two days.

When installing a replacement window, your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will remove the interior window stop molding. After that, he will then remove the upper and lower sash’s. After caulking the opening to accept the new replacement window, your NJ Home Improvement Contractor will insert the replacement window into the window well until it fits flush against the window opening. He will then fasten the replacement window with the necessary screws. Usually four screws will do the trick. Now just reinstall the removed window stop molding and your window replacement is complete.

If you have any questions, contact your NJ Home Improvement Contractor

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DIY WAINSCOTING TIPS

Wainscoting installation can really help you maximize your rooms potential at making it look great. If your interior walls are dull and your room needs a boost, installing wainscoting can do the trick to any room in your home.

Home remodeling can be fun especially if you are looking to better your home’s appearance. Wainscoting can be the answer to many home improvements needs. You can take a plain dull room or hallway and make it look beautiful. You don’t have to be very experienced to install wainscoting. Some basic tool handling knowledge is necessary but once. you get started installing wainscoting, you will learn it in no time.

Wainscoting can be installed 2 different ways. You can install wainscoting by purchasing a kit or you can design and create your wainscoting from scratch. Kits can be pricy but if you shop around you can find wainscoting kits for a fairly reasonable price. Kits come in sections anywhere from 5′ – 10′ sections. You would need to cut the sections as needed and install accordingly. Creating wainscoting from scratch requires just a bit more wood working knowledge. You would also need to figure the lumber or stock needed for your wainscoting home improvement project. Each piece of stock would need to be cut and installed individually. This method actually works out a bit easier when wainscoting needs to be installed on a wall that has light switches and outlet plates as well as any other obstacle that may be in the way. The kits  are a little less accommodating for the novice installer.

When deciding on which type of wainscoting style you would like to install in your room, 90% of the time, you will  either be choosing between a wainscoting beadboard or a wainscoting raised panel install. The Wainscoting beadboard usually comes in sheets of plywood that you would cut to size or  you can get precut planks.  Precut planks will usually come packaged with a certain amount of planks covering a certain amount of square footage.

Between the 2 styles of wainscoting, the raised panel style is harder to install. The wainscoting beadboard sheeting can be cut to size installed, then add a chair rail and your basic wainscoting beadboard in its simplest form is installed. Raised panel wainscoting can get very detailed. As you look through and view pictures, you will notice all the different styles of raised panel wainscoting. It is amazing how many different styles you can create.

Installing wainscoting will require certain trimwork tools needed to install your wainscoting. Whether you are experienced or a novice molding installer, owning the necessary tools can be a wise purchase. If you want to save a lot of time, purchase a basic air compressor kit. Many small air compressor kits include nail guns that shoot small trim nails that would work perfect on your trimwork or molding. Also consider purchasing a basic mitre box chop saw. This saw will make all the necessary angle cuts perfectly and easily. A caulking gun will be necessary in order to apply construction adhesive to the molding  and glue it to the walls. A level and tape measure will also be needed.

Once you get these item, get started with your wainscoting and you will create some beautiful, exciting wainscoting.

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REMODELING TIPS THAT INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

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REMODELING TIPS THAT INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME
If you are like me, you are always thinking of ways to increase your home’s value with remodeling projects, without dipping into the piggy bank and setting yourself back tons of dollars. Remodeling your home can be costly. Try to do the home improvement’s around your home that add value but aren’t very costly or even can be done by you and not an outside contractor.
One of my favorite Remodeling tips is to take a wasted corner or wall area and build a set of shelves. Be creative when it comes to your shelf remodeling project. Take a wall that has a barely used closet behind it and build recessed shelves into this area. It really dresses up the room and more importantly it make the room look a bit more tidier.
    This next Remodeling Tip is on my top 5 remodeling tips list. Building a reading bench or window seat into a corner or under a bay window can really add some character to your room. Additionally, try to get a fabric that matches your upholstery or bedding that is nearby. The window seat will match perfectly. Enjoy a nice relaxing book while resting on your window seat or bench.
    Adding wainscoting can be the best kept secret of many contractors. Dress up your plain walls with one of many styles of wainscoting. You can purchase a kit or you can install the wainscoting from scratch or in better terms piece by piece. With the proper set of tools, you can be installing wainscoting in your home, designing beautiful walls in no time.
     How about a gas fireplace? With the assistance of licensed plumber and electrician, you can have a beautiful gas burning fireplace. Gas burning fireplaces can serve a few purposes . First they are easy  to use. Hit the switch and watch the fire appear . Hit the switch again and it goes off….It’s as easy to use as I just said. Not to mention the fact that gas fireplaces help act as a heating unit. Add a blower to your gas fireplace and it will heat most rooms.

 

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TRIM and MOLDING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

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Molding

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, I can tell you that choosing the right molding for your home improvement project changes the look of your home drastically. Just by adding molding, your remodeling project will change the entire look of a room or rooms without changing the actual dimensions of  the room. Moldings come in many shapes and sizes. It is possible to add molding to your doors, windows, floor perimeters, ceilings or even walls. Purchasing and installing  moldings can be one of the smartest home improvement choices any homeowner can make when looking for ways to bring your rooms to life.

Trim-A Lost Art

Homes built long ago were created with grandiose molding schemes. If you have ever visited a home built before the 1950’s or so, you understand what I am talking about. Where windows these days are trimmed with 4 pieces of molding, one for each side, back then a window was trimmed with between nine to thirteen pieces of molding. Floors had minimum six inch base molding, a 1 3/4″ base cap and a 3/4″ quarter round where the floor meets the 6″ base. These days, you are lucky to have a 3 1/4″ base molding.

This molding style was lost somewhere in the 1950’s and molding became more simple. Gone were the chair moldings that brought to your rooms so much character. As it created a horizontal divider throughout any room it was in, many times the lower half was  a different color from the top half or one section had wall paper. Inside the lower half many people installed wainscoat  wall treatments which  could have been created in many different styles.

Wainscoting

Wainscoting moulding can bring any room to life. With it’s many styles and design’s, you can create so many different variations of patterns with wainscoting. The traditional style of creating the lower 1/3 of a wall with a wainscoting pattern, then the remainder of the upper wall can be painted of wallpapered. As you can see, wainscoting can make any room look amazing.

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Door and Window Trim

Door and window trim has become a very important part of many remodeling. People are now removing old trim and replacing with new moulding assembly’s with much more detail. The focus has shifted from the standard 2 1/4″ window and door trim and the 3 1/4″ floor trim. Homeowners are inquiring and requesting larger, wider more detailed moldings. Rightly so, since the look is much more appealing for all to see. Changing over and installing newer more  detailed moldings is not very complicated. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, we have removed and replaced moldings on thousands of windows and doors. People like the look of a room that is more detailed. Replacing and or installing from scratch, new door and window trim can really make your rooms stand out. The great thing about installing mouldings is that its’s really not that complicated. With the assistance of a book or video, one can learn to trim very easily.

Are you interested in Door and Window Mouldings?

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HOW TO TILE FLOORS

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Do you want to learn how to tile? Have a home improvement tiling project that you want to try but you are unsure where you should start? Tiling can be intimidating to say the least. Here I will provide some tips on how to get started and get your tiling project under way. Whether you want to tile in your addition, kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation or even the foyer entry, we will point you in the right direction.

TILE FLOORING

Have you been considering tiling in your home or apartment. Want to tile your kitchen backsplash or install tiling on your bathroom floor? Actually, tiling is very easy to apply and install.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years, I have installed tiling in thousands of projects in and around Bergen County NJ. If you have no experience and want to install floor tile, ceramic tiles, wall tile or any other type of tiling for a tiling project, start by getting a “How To Tile Book”. Applying the tile is fairly standard. Wall tiles are applied  one way and floor tiles are applied another. Once you learn the two systems, they are fairly consistent pending the type of tile material you use such as ceramic, marble, porcelain or even granite or slate. For arguments sake and the content of this article, we will stick to the basic ceramic tile for a kitchen backsplash  as we move forward.

               BASIC TILING TOOLS

After you get  your how to tiling book, you will find that various tools are needed for your tiling project. The standard tools would be a wet saw, grinder, trowel. If you plan on completing a few tiling projects then you may want to purchase a basic wet saw. A snap dry cutting saw can be used also and is half the price. Both can be purchased for under $80. Your other basic tiling tools can also be purchased for under $40 together.

Once you determine what you want to tile, estimate the square footage of the area you are going to be tiling. That is simply achieved by multiplying the length by the width and you will get your square foot allotment. Figure slightly more for waste. If you are purchasing the tile from a local supplier, then leave the excess off, you can always  go back for more.

Make sure to purchase to appropriate amount of grout. Pending if you are installing floor tile or wall tile, the grout you use will be determined upon this factor. Inform your supplier as to which application it will be for so you get the appropriate type.

 

A tiling professional will not start tiling until he determines his starting point. When you look for a “How To” tiling book, make sure it explains how to determine tiling quantities and starting points in detail. Also, get a book that show many pictures detailing each step as you progress. This will be helpful and informative.

BUY A TILING BOOK

You may want to purchase a tiling book that only pertains to the type of tiling project you want to achieve. For example, if you are going to tile a backsplash, purchase a book explaining only that subject. If you are going to tile a floor, get a book explaining how to tile flooring. This way you will have more of your questions answered prior to starting your tiling project. If you purchase a tiling book that discusses many types of tiling projects, there may be less detail on what you are looking for because they are only touching on the subject.

If you have any questions, you can ask your NJ Home Improvement Contractor for advice

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