The homeowner had been considering new exterior siding for their home in Manasquan, NJ for some considerable time. A sub-division in Long Branch of new high end homes; caught their attention because of the combination of stone and siding that offered great curb appeal. The homeowner needed a combination of Design Build expertise and residential remodeling experience. They knew they could not find that from a siding contractor or stone mason. They needed help with a Design that would transform their tired looking exterior into something that looked as though it was built just recently. Their research through the internet; led them to Mark of Excellence Remodeling, a Design Build Planners Preferred Network Remodeler. Before meeting with the Project Designer they checked the reputation of the company with the BBB where we have an A plus rating and were able to determine the company had been in business and completed hundreds of projects in Monmouth County over our 28 year history. The Project Designer met with the customer and went through our needs analysis process. The customer wanted little or no future maintenance, energy efficiency and an up to date and up market appearance. We recommended a full back insulated vinyl siding material for this large home; which would improve energy efficiency and improve the value proposition of the investment. The homeowner had a very specific color combination in mind and the Project Designer determined that Somerset Wheat Prodigy Siding would be ideal in combination with Savannah Ledge Vintage Wine Boral Stone as the main two elements of the exterior. The Project Designer added some architectural accents; a stone arch front entrance to the home in conjunction two stone flower containers. Mark of Excellence Remodeling completely re-framed the front entrance working with Pella windows and doors for the entry door system. Additional features included Prodigy window lineal to give the front windows a more substantial and elegant appearance. Color coordinated exterior trim for soffits and fascia in Adobe Cream, seamless gutters and leaders in Eggshell and Wicker Keystones pull the color pallet and architectural components together. Here is how the home looked BEFORE the exterior makeover and remodeling: The homeowner had a particular challenge with the projecting bay windows on the front and rear of the home. The Project Designer felt that to effectively emulate the exterior siding project the homeowner had seen in Long Branch; the application of AZEK building products exterior trim would break up the predominance of Summer Wheat on large wall areas. The homeowner had already selected low maintenance garage doors which were only available in white. With some direction on the door style from the Project Designer the use of AZEK trim was the ideal complement to the finished doors. A team experienced in emulating traditional construction using AZEK building products was brought in for the bay area detail. This Siding and Stone Project in Monmouth County New Jersey is the envy of the neighborhood! Here are some additional photos of the project: CLICK HERE to discuss your exterior makeover project!