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EXTERIOR ADDITIONS

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ABOUT US

Our History

Exterior Additions was founded by Doug Lynch in November of 1999. With an extensive background in construction and remodeling Doug has targeted to bring the loyalty, trust and respect General Contractors once had back to the industry. Exterior Additions’ mission is to provide our customers with a high quality product, stellar customer service at a competitive rate. Our unique company structure in regards to our size, employee base and general attitude translates to an unsurpassable attention to detail. Exterior Additions is heavily insured and bonded. We are state licensed in both NC/SC and are an EPA certified remodeler. We are also highly regarded on several consumer review based services and an A+ accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.

Our Service

At Exterior Additions our primary goal is to provide the best customer service available in the remodeling industry. Customer service is a rare commodity in today’s market place and especially in the contracting community. Exterior Additions prides itself in making our services easily available during working hours. Whether email or voicemail, inquires are returned promptly and professionally. Our sales team is available to answer questions regarding your remodeling projects and will personally visit your home to provide a bid and answer any additional questions that arise. You will be provided a detailed estimate and a full description of what is included, references and more about us. Most design is “in house” in regards to non-conditioned areas (three season rooms, open/screen rooms, decks) and we also offer outside professional architectural services as needed.

Our Specialty

Exterior Additions specializes in the design and construction of screen rooms, Eze-Breeze rooms and much, much more. With over 1,200 projects under our belt and over two decades of service in the Charlotte area we have the desire, knowledge, and experience to satisfy all of your General Contractor needs. We have the personnel and expertise to tackle almost any carpentry project you may have. If you have any questions about Exterior Additions many services please call us at (704) 491-1684 or fill out our online service request form. Exterior Additions will gladly answer any questions you have and will work with you to arrange an on-site consultation and estimate. No obligation estimates are available during our normal business hours. You may also use our online estimator to get an idea of what your project may cost.

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"Exterior Additions was superb. All trades carpentry, painting and wiring were HIGH quality. Good price, great quality. They kept the project schedule as best as contractors can with weather and suppliers. I would highly recommend."

C KRAFFT
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A BUILDER YOU CAN TRUST

All the credentials you should expect your contractor to have and more!

  • BBB Accredited since 04/05/2001
  • We have an A+ rating with the BBB, the highest rating possible

  • Proud member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte

  • Licensed general contractor with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • Our License Number is #64894

  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm NAT-33695-1

"Outstanding experience working with Doug and his team Very happy with the finished results. Communication was great and the project moved at a good pace. We would highly recommend using Exterior Additions."

Mark W
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PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE BEST

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"Doug and his team are awesome. We are very pleased with porch they built for us. Price and quality are the best. The whole process is painless and smooth."

I Zeng
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RECENT NEWS

Exterior Additions LLC

1 week 6 days ago

Wednesday word of the day is.....EZEBREEZE!! Did you know that we now offer RETROFITS of your existing covered or screened space? That's right, with over 20K EzeBreeze units sold as Exterior Additions LLC we are the local EzeBreeze pro and the only family owned DIRECT DEALER in the area. With our first install in 2011, we have more than a decade of experience and countless happy clients. Don't know what EzeBreeze is? Click the video. Pollen, rain, wind...all can be a thing of the past.youtu.be/_dYT2DX2lxA Visit our website today to schedule a visit! BONUS, typical lead time of around 4

Exterior Additions LLC

2 weeks 4 days ago

It's FINALLY FRIDAY!! While not the prettiest of days for great pics, this new space is all wrapped up for some super clients in Waxhaw. This well equipped project includes, Trex Company Transcends decking, Infratech Comfort Heaters and of course Eze-Breeze windows (which will come in handy in pollen season). Visit our website today to schedule a consult, now scheduling new builds for Sept 2021.

Exterior Additions LLC

3 weeks 6 days ago

Happy St. Patrick's day🍀🍀!! Our newest addition, for yet another awesome client!! This clean space really completes the back of the home, talk about a before and after!! With Trex Company Transcends decking, our premium 6" columns and Eze-Breeze, this space is ready for some year round use with sun and bugs a thing of the past. Call today, now booking new porch builds for Sept 2021. PSA: We are also now offering EzeBreeze retrofits for existing porch spaces!! Please visit our website for more details. exterioradditions.com/ezebreeze/

Exterior Additions LLC

4 weeks 17 hours ago

What a yucky day, but not on this new Eze-Breeze porch space!! This awesome addition (for some great folks) really adds a ton of fun to the home. With Eze-Breeze windows, Trex Company Transcends decking and a plethora of electrical goodies, this space is an incredible retreat from the elements!!! Call today, now booking for Sept 2021...

Exterior Additions LLC is feeling blessed.

1 month 6 days ago

It's a magnificent Monday!! Don't forget to check out our reviews and feedback on Nextdoor, where we finally claimed our page. If you have used our services PLEASE leave us a review, we LOVE reviews!! Now booking for Sept 2021

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"We had a great experience with Exterior Additions. We love the end product and the process of working with Doug and his talented team was a true pleasure. The project was done in a very organized and timely manner with excellent craftsmanship."

H ROOT
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PORTFOLIO

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"Just had our second porch built with Exterior Additions in our new home and we are beyond happy with the new space! Doug and Co. are extremely professional and do an incredible job! You can tell a very big difference in a standard porch and a porch built by Exterior Additions! The quality of work, design, and attention to detail is unmatched! Highly recommend!"

T KRENKEL
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REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS

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"Exterior Additions built a covered porch for us. It was a fantastic experience, Doug’s communication could not have been better. We are thrilled with the finished product."

R RUNDLETT
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ESTIMATOR

STANDARD SCREEN PORCH ESTIMATE INCLUDES:

  1. All labor, material, waste removal, permits and inspections. Client to provide a copy of their survey if needed and are responsible for their HOA approval.
  2. Project to be constructed on elevated deck frame utilizing 2×8 PT joists, 2×10 beams and 6″ lower supports.
  3. Estimator assumes the project will be constructed on an elevated deck frame up to 4′ above grade.
    Our deck frames are typically constructed with 2×8 PT joists 16″ OC, 2×10 beams, 6″ lower supports on code approved footings.
    **Depending on size, your framing details may vary.
  4. Included flooring is EcoLife® clear grade pressure treated KDAT pine decking, 5/4″ x 6″ installed with screws with screening below.
  5. Included wall system to be Cox® 6″ laminated columns with aluminum framed fiberglass screens.
  6. Included railing to be traditional pressure treated wood.
  7. When possible, vaulted beadboard ceiling.
  8. All aspects of the build to match as close as feasible to include boxing/gutters and shingles.

STEP 1: SQUARE FOOTAGE

Width:

Depth:

 

STEP 2: STRUCTURAL UPGRADES

Listed below are several optional upgrades available for your custom Screen Porch. Select an item to include in the cost of your estimate
Demolition of existing deck
Approximate SQFT of existing structure
6″ Culpeper® Columns 
***STANDARD FOR ALL SCREEN PORCH ADDITIONS***
6″ Culpeper® laminated porch columns, oversized upper beam, lifetime warranty from Culpeper® on wall columns.
Includes aluminum framed removable screens (required with 6″ posts).

Eze-Breeze® Windows
Four panel sliding window system with matching door unit and installation. Credits removable screens noted with 6″ posts. 10 year warranty on window material, lifetime on frame and components.

NOTE: Selecting this option will automatically select Deckorator® Spindles.

Deckorators® Spindles
Replaces premium 2″ wood spindles with 3/4″ black tubular aluminum spindles. 5″ on center.
TrexTranscend® Composite Decking
TrexTranscend® composite decking installed on all flat surfaces (decking, steps and rail capping). Colors: Redwood, Cedar, Grey and Weathered Wood.
To be installed with screws. Balance of railing to be #1 grade pressure treated.

Paint
Prime with quality primer, caulk all joints, fill nail holes and significant defects.
Top coat with Sherwin Williams® Durations coating, applicable up to 300 sqft, please call for details. Does not include floor, noted below.

Stain
Install Sherwin Williams Deckscape® stain. Customer responsible for color selection.

Lattice
Picture framed with 2″ material, 1″ thick heavy duty square holed lattice with operable gate for access below.

 

 

STEP 3: ELECTRICAL UPGRADES

Base electrical package
To include: Wiring and installation of your provided ceiling fan on one switch, two GFCI protected outlets and one fixed base flood light on one switch to illuminate egress. Includes final connection needed into home.  Per code, there must be a grade level outlet on the rear of the home that may use one of the included outlets.
Additional GFCI Outlets if Desired:
Four 6″ recessed lights on dimmer
Additional 6″ Cans if Desired:
TV package to include
Home run line from desired TV location to cable providers box (due to liability cable/satellite provider must make connection) additional
GFCI outlet and installation of TV bracket (customer supplied).
Infratech Heater
Includes (1) WD-5024 dual element 39″ stainless 240 volt heater and installation. Operates on dual switch for 50/100% heating options. Typical heating area 12′ x 12′, two suggested for most spaces. Costing assumes existing electrical panel has space for required load. No alterations or improvements to existing panel included or implied.
Additional Heaters if Desired:

 

 

STEP 4: SCREEN PORCH ESTIMATE

Keep in mind that this is a budgeting estimate.
Depending on site/project variables and option selections additional costs/discounts may apply.

Looking like we may be a good fit for your project? Please CONTACT US to schedule a no obligation in home consultation.

 

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"We have worked with Exterior Additions on two projects and have been extremely pleased each time. They do a great job of managing expectations and communicating with their clients. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail are fabulous."

J SHAW
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FAQs

Answers to a few questions we have heard multiple times

WHEN IS A PERMIT REQUIRED?

A permit is required when adding any load supporting structures to your home (deck/porch/addition) or making any structural repairs/remodeling to your home. Also, any changes to your home’s mechanical, electrical or plumbing system may require a permit.

MY CONTRACTOR WOULD LIKE ME TO SUPPLY THE PERMIT, IS THAT OK?

No credible, licensed contractor should ever suggest the customer supply the permit unless they are operating as a sub-contractor and the homeowner is the general contractor. The permit is attached liability, meaning the person’s name on the permit is responsible for any defects or changes required.

WHAT IS A LICENSED CONTRACTOR?

Great question! Nowadays everyone has licensed on their truck. While in some cases they may be a licensed NCGC, typically it means they just hold a city issued a business license (a form of tracking revenue for taxation reasons). In the state of NC anyone can operate as a building contractor for projects up to $30,000 with this useless license. It is strongly suggested to use only a NCGC for remodeling projects of any size.

DO ALL DECK CONTRACTORS USE COMPANY EMPLOYED CARPENTERS?

No. Many deck contractors use sub-contractors to construct you outdoor deck. We use all company-employed carpenters at Exterior Additions to insure the quality of our final project and to protect our customers from costly liens. If you consider any other contractors make sure to get lien releases if they using sub-contractors.

WHAT IS A FREE ESTIMATE?

A free estimate may consist of a site visit, phone consultation or email correspondence. On most porch projects a site visit is suggested to discuss details in depth and explore options. If you are only interested in planning a future project (budgeting only) we would prefer you to visit our Project Estimator or Contact Us and will be happy to ballpark your project. After the site visit we will email over a detailed estimate for your review, typically within five working days

DO I NEED PLANS?

For most porch projects the answer is no. If there are special circumstances, elaborate roof lines, lot concerns or layout issues, a rendering is suggested. We have designers we can refer to you if needed. FYI all additions that include any conditioned area (heated) require full plans in most municipalities.

WHAT AREA DO YOU SERVICE?

Our office is in Indian Trail NC, about two miles east of I-485. We typically service a 15 mile radius of the office. We can travel farther but additional overhead will be incurred, which will result in a higher estimate. Under most circumstances we will not exceed 25 miles from our office. Please call for details.

WHY DON'T YOU GIVE FREE ESTIMATES ON THE WEEKENDS OR EVENINGS?

The simple answer is that we are volunteering our time, fuel, vehicle and years of expertise at no cost to the prospective customer. In return we kindly ask that some flexibility be reciprocated. We will gladly visit the site, depending on the location, from 9-3, Mon-Thurs. We respectfully reserve the weekends for our families.
"I’ve known and worked with Exterior Additions for over 10 years. You won’t find a better contractor in this area. They have integrity, follow through with promises, and create beautiful living spaces."

J MINERVINI
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CONTACT US

If you are interested in retrofitting an existing porch please use our retrofit services contact form.
Thank you for your interest in Exterior Additions.


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