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The Latest in Roofing, House Siding, and Window Installation News

George J. Keller & Sons has been serving clients in northern New Jersey for over 35 years, and today North Jersey’s premier remodeling firm offers house siding, roofing replacement, window installation, and solar-energy system installation for residential and agricultural customers throughout the region.

Our place at the top of the home-improvement industry depends, in part, on our ability to stay abreast of the industry’s latest products and technologies. And because the home-improvement industry is massive (Americans spent over $326 billion a year upgrading and repairing their homes in 2015), it sees a constant influx of newly developed tech, along a bevy of noteworthy news, especially in the arenas of roofing, house siding, and window installation. Below we share some latest news to come out of the industry’s top manufacturers.

Roofing

Re-roofing homes is how Keller & Sons got its start back in 1980. And, just like the industry, we’ve come a long way in our nearly 40 years in business! Today, we’re considered one of New Jersey’s top roofing companies. We’ve been trusted by thousands of homeowners to create the structures that protect their homes and shelter the families that live within them. We install asphalt shingle, wood shake, slate, and metal roofs, and we’re backed by some of the best names in the business, including GAF®.

GAF, which was founded in 1886, is North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. The company recently showcased its latest products at the 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans. The company introduced a new line of stain-resistant shingles that preserves the aesthetics of the roof by preventing the growth of blue-green algae. This is exciting news for the owners of some 80 percent of U.S. homes that are plagued by the unsightly stuff.

The company also showcased a suite of enhanced digital sales and project visualization tools, including a “e360 3D Visualizer and Estimator app, powered by HOVER, that transforms smartphone photos of any home into a fully measured, customizable 3D model so contractors can save time measuring, provide an accurate estimate, and help homeowners easily visualize the final product.”

House Siding

Re-siding your exterior can make a tremendous impact on the curb appeal of your home. In fact, it’s the upgrade that promises to transform your house in a way that simply can’t be matched by other changes and updates. But to ensure your siding not only looks stunning, but functions properly and lasts for decades, it’s critical that you choose a reputable, experienced installer. Keller & Sons’ team of craftsmen have the expertise needed to work with a variety of materials, including vinyl, wood and fiber-cement. We take our craft seriously, and because of our proven skill, Keller and Sons is credentialed as a CertainTeed® 5-Star Contractor. Founded in 1904, today, CertainTeed is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products.

Vinyl siding, which is prized for easy, maintenance-free, long-lasting properties, continues to become more versatile than ever, and CertainTeed is clearly leading the charge. Last month, CertainTeed announced the introduction of four new rich, bold shades for its line of innovative vinyl siding. The new colors include Midnight Blue, Slate, Espresso and Castle Stone, and the company promises the new hues will “provide even more mix-and-match color options to many of the company’s popular vinyl siding profiles, including Monogram®, Restoration Classic™, Board & Batten and Northwoods®.”

Window Installation

Along with siding and roofs, George J Keller & Sons installs windows and doors, and has been for over 20 years. While putting in new windows might sound like an easy DIY project, the truth is, installing windows takes experience, skill, and knowledge—not to mention a second set of hands. Windows must be carefully installed with great care and precision, or they become susceptible to premature failure, rot, leakage, or fogging. George J Keller & Sons can ensure your windows are properly installed for maximum lifespan and peak performance. We can also help you choose the best windows for your home—windows that are suited to your home’s style and your budget. While we work with a variety of window manufacturers, we particularly recommend Andersen, a well-respected brand that’s virtually synonymous with quality.

Andersen recently announced that it was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence Award in 2018.

“For over 100 years, Andersen has built a reputation for environmental stewardship and energy-efficient products. In fact, Andersen has been part of the ENERGY STAR program since it started, and was the first window manufacturer to be named an ENERGY STAR National Window Partner of the Year in 1999.”

Since windows and doors represent the primary areas in a home through which heated (or cooled) air can escape, the energy efficiency of replacement windows is a critical factor for homeowners. Andersen takes its commitment to energy efficiency seriously, and its recent recognition by ENERGY STAR shows that the company’s efforts are paying off.

The Best of the Best

Considering roofing, house siding, or window installation for your home? We’re not only the best at what we do, we work with the best products, and together we create a team that simply can’t be beat. Contact us today at 973-927-0963 to learn more. We’ll be happy to meet with you and provide you with a free estimate on any home-improvement project you might be considering.

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