We executed this exterior home improvement project by demolishing an existing addition to this home in Manchester, MD and then constructing a new roof and a new deck on top of the roof with a grand stair-case, metal-wrapped trim and more.
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We were hired for exterior remodeling services in Manchester, Maryland. This home had an existing structure that was an addition to the original house at some point. Located above the first-floor back entrance and mudroom the structure had fallen into disrepair. The siding was completely removed, as you can see in the picture, and the exterior was covered in house-wrap. Inside, the room had not been maintained properly and was in really bad shape. So we went about the fun work of demolishing and tearing out the old addition.
As you can see in the pictures below we removed the roof first. Then we blew out the old walls and ripped up the old floor to expose the first-floor ceiling's joists. We executed this exterior demolition in half a day. Check out the photos below, and then move on to the next section where we close up the first floor and lay down a new EPDM rubber roof.
After the old addition was completely removed we were left with the original exterior wall now re-exposed. We installed new break-metal wrapping around the door and window header, trim and casing. The new metal is a classic jet black gloss finish.
We also installed a new roof above the downstairs mud-room (where the floor of the old addition was). The new roof was first sheathed with OSB (oriented strand board) as shown in the photos below. Then it was sealed with EPDM rubber roofing and got new drip-edge and trim to match the other metal-wrap we installed. The black-on-white look makes a statement!
As with all JWE's home improvement services this remodel was done with care and attention to detail: our owner himself executed the most important exterior carpentry, roofing and break-metal work. Check out the pictures below. Next is the new roof-top deck build and the grand staircase construction!
After the roof was built and installed we framed out a new roof-top deck over the first floor mudroom. It was framed with pressure treated 2" x 4" lumber and the flooring was built with 5/4" boards. This platform will allow for a nice view of the backyard at this Manchester, MD 21088 home.
Cutting the stringers for the new grand staircase happened next. This 12 foot long straight run of exterior steps is a whopping four feet wide! It makes for an impressive entrance up to the new rooftop deck and the second floor entry door. Check out the photos of the deck and stairs construction below. The final, finished-product photos of this Manchester Maryland exterior home improvement are in the following section.