Down at Aaron’s Furniture, a truck hit the roof over a loading bay and damaged not only the roof, but also the steel purlins, leaving it looking like this:
A closer look at the damage:
So they called Hostetler Handyman, and with the help of a 19′ SkyJack® electric scissor-lift from Hugg & Hall Equipment, we replaced the steel roof purlins:
…as well as installing new 26-gauge R-panel galvalume metal from Metal Max where the roof metal had been damaged:
Accidents will happen, but you don’t have to live with the damage. If there is something in need of repair on your building, give us a call at (870) 845-1121 for a free estimate on what it would take to fix that for you!
There’s a whole debate to be had about shingles versus metal roofs. Metal is more expensive, but it also lasts so much longer that you probably are saving money in the long term. Metal roofs tend to need far less maintenance than shingle roofs, but it’s also true that if your metal roof does need repairs, you will spend more than for shingle roof repairs. Then, of course, there’s the question of which looks better; a question which only you can answer for yourself. This homeowner answered it by choosing to go from drab brown shingles on his house to a brilliant red metal roof.
A few photos of the house before we started replacing the roof:
Work in progress, installing Metal Max® metal in the Rustic Red color:
An aerial view of the completed roof:
Just check out this before and after! Isn’t it amazing what a new roof can do for a house?
Does your house have a shingle or metal roof? Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!
And if your house doesn’t have the kind of roof that you wish it would, or if it is the right kind but it just needs to be replaced, call us at (870) 845-1121 for a free estimate on what it would take to get that done for you.
Every town needs a place to hang out, eat, and play games; a place for birthday parties and family fun and good times. Not every town has one, of course, but thanks to this business owner, Murfreesboro, Arkansas does now. We had the privilege of helping to transform her building and making The Boro Fun Center a reality.
Starting with the exterior, we removed the rotten wood siding and replaced it with Smartside® siding:
We removed the old shingle roof and replaced it with galvalume Metal Max® metal:
Time to get inside this building. There was a lot of demolition work to be done before we could get started on creating the new look, including removing paneling from the walls, tearing out most of the interior walls, removing all the old lighting and electrical, and more:
The ceiling was sagging in some places, so we repaired the ceiling structure by adding some beams and joists:
Once all the demo was out of the way, we framed in new interior walls:
We cleaned the interior brick walls:
We installed drywall on the rest of the interior walls, then finished and painted all the drywall:
We framed out the openings in the brick walls and installed plexiglass in the window openings:
On some of the floors we installed Brandon Company® carpet squares, while for other floors we used VCT tile in the pomegranate color:
We installed new exterior doors and new Masonite® interior doors throughout the building:
We installed matte black corrugated metal on most of the ceilings, but on the largest room got a black plastic ceiling:
We built custom cabinets and countertops:
Annnd a quick glimpse of the finished rooms:
Looks like fun, doesn’t it? Wanna go this weekend? I hear they’ve got great pizza!
Is it just me, or do more people care about improvement than they used to? For some people, it’s themselves they want to improve, for some it’s society, and for some it’s their homes. But it’s harder to improve anything if you think you have to do it all by yourself, and if it’s your home you’re interested in improving, we would be as delighted to work with you as we were with to work with this gentleman. Today, we’re going to be looking at what it took to transform his home from this:
First, we installed several new fiberglass exterior doors and painted the exterior sides of them:
Then we also painted the garage door to match:
Before and after of the front entrance transformation:
We replaced windows all over the house with WindowMart® vinyl windows in the Desert Sand color:
And we replaced the screen doors on the back porch:
We replaced the rotten plywood on the back porch ceiling and re-painted the entire ceiling:
Inside, we removed paneling from some walls and installed drywall, as well as re-texturing and re-painting most of the existing drywall on the interior walls and ceilings, using Sherwin Williams® paints:
Back outside, we installed Alside® vinyl siding and coil trim in the Vintage Wicker color over all the wood siding on the house for a more durable and low-maintenance exterior:
We removed the old shingles from the roof and replaced the decking before installing new Owens Corning® Architectural shingles in the Desert Tan color:
We also updated the homeowner’s shop by covering the walls in Alside® vinyl siding, also in the Vintage Wicker color; replacing the the exterior doors; and replacing the shingle roof with Metal Max® metal in the Taupe color:
What would you like to improve? If it’s yourself or society, we might not be the one you want to call today, but if it’s your home or your shop or your place of business, we just might be able to help you out. Call us at (870) 845-1121 and we’ll find out!
For most of us, a new house is a dream always just beyond the horizon. And whether your ideal home is big and modern or small and cozy, it’s the getting to design it just as you want it that’s the important part. Your own perfect home. Can’t you just picture it?
But when the day comes for you to actually turn that airy dream home into a real building of concrete and wood, a lot of painful little details pop up and the subcontractors don’t show up when you thought they were going to and that color paint turns out to look terrible once it’s actually on the wall and the vanity sink came in the wrong size and suddenly you start wondering if all this stress is really worth it. Yeah, you knew building a new house wouldn’t be effortless, but after all, nothing worth having comes without a little effort, right? But it is the 21st century and surely by now someone has invented some way to turn THAT MUCH STRESS into something slightly less painful.
Yes, someone has. It’s why we exist. Whether you choose to have us take over all the stress of your project or only certain parts of it, as this gentleman did, we are here to help make getting your dream home as painless as possible.
When we arrived on the gentleman’s project, the house was only a metal frame on a concrete slab. So first we got busy installing metal on the exterior:
The homeowner chose Metal Max Brite Red metal for the exterior walls:
The metal trim was in the Burnished Slate color:
And the roof was covered in Metal Max Galvalume metal:
Next, it was time to get inside and get started on the interior framing:
We used rough-sawn yellow pine lumber for the interior framework:
The interior walls were insulated with Knauf® batt insulation:
While the exterior walls and ceiling were sealed against the elements with spray foam insulation:
We installed drywall on most of the interior walls and some ceilings:
But for several of the walls upstairs, the owner opted for a more rustic look with 1 x 6 tongue & groove yellow pine on the walls:
And to complete the rustic feel, the upstairs ceilings were covered in old barn metal:
And now it’s time for the fun part: a few shots of the finished interior, clearly a comfortable, well-love and lived-in home:
Is this the type of home you dream of? Or is your style something completely different? Whether your dream home is rustic, modern, industrial, vintage, or a style of your own invention, we would love to hear about it and help turn your castle in the air into a castle on the earth…you know, one you can actually walk into and live in. Call us today at (870) 845-1121 for a free consultation to get you started!