Our Services

Below is a description of services provided by Nor-Cal Home Improvements. Be sure to take a look at our portfolio page for samples of what we can do for your home.

"Serving Northern California"

Additions/Design Build

Be it a gourmet kitchen, a master suite or just a larger family room, whatever the need for more space or remodeled space, Nor-Cal is a leader in the design and build industry and will help you achieve that goal. We work with some of the best designers and architects in the business whose track records demonstrates the understanding that additions and renovations must blend with the architectural integrity of the home and accent the existing structure. If you have plans or need plans we are here to help. Our designers will work with you to best understand your needs and design a project that will satisfy your desires, accommodate your needs and improve the appearance and energy efficiency of your home.

History shows that there can be up to a 150% return on investment for every dollar spent on additions and major renovations. With that in mind, careful attention to detail from the very beginning will make the difference. With tough restraints and code requirements of California building departments, it takes an experienced builder to navigate through the bureaucracy of city hall and deliver a safe code compliant project for you. With the housing and real estate market struggling, it can be a clear choice to improve rather than move, and Nor-Cal Home Improvements is your turn-key builder.

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Kitchens and Bathrooms

Nice kitchen with Granite.

Nothing increases the value and equity in a home more than a new kitchen or bathroom. With the kitchen being the heart of every home, careful design and planning is crucial in the process. We understand better than most that every detail matters and know what products will work best to accommodate your specific requirements. Regardless of budgets stipulations, our offering has something for everyone. These days cabinets come in traditional face frames and European styles made from basic wood species like Cherry, Oak and Pine, and even as exotic as Brazilian Maple Australian Jara. You can choose from manufactures like KraftMaid, Aristocraft, Canyon Creek and Fieldstone for your cabinetry; if required or desired we can even custom make your cabinets for you. Our craftsmen will ensure that every step in the process is done with old world care so you can rest easy knowing everything is done with the spirit of excellence in mind. During the process we will work with you every step of the way to assist you in appliance, fixture and hardware choices that fit your needs for style and budget. We aim to provide each customer with a custom job that will make more than just great meals for your family, but also great memories.

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Granite Countertops

Nothing accents a kitchen or bathroom more than a new countertop; it's always what captures the eye when first entering the room. We work with the best manufacturers in the business and install high-grade materials in a fashion that gives you confidence and peace of mind in dealing with Nor-Cal Home Improvements.

Most countertop materials can not only be used on the counters, but also as surrounds and landings for tubs and showers. Once considered boring and outdated, laminates are making a strong comeback in the industry and we have hundreds of choices to choose from. Solid surface materials like Corian, LG HiMac, SileStone and Ceasar Stone have a proven track record when it comes to beauty and durability, and we are here to help you design a combination of material and edges to showcase your countertop. When it comes to beauty and strength Granite is in a class of its own. Imported from around the world, itís the natural choice for those wanting an elegant, rich and refined finish on their counters. Our designers will assist you in putting the perfect combination of countertops and splashes in your kitchen and bathroom.

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Siding

House with siding.

Nor-Cal Home improvements offers a full line of exterior siding materials. Over time the sun, rain and general moisture can damage wood siding far more than a simple coat of paint could ever repair. We can help you revitalize your home with wood, vinyl, masonry or composite materials. We offer Hardie Plank, Alcoa and Alside products to give your home the fresh look it deserves.

If it's wood siding that interests you, then the possibilities are endless. With a multitude of variations of both horizontal and vertical materials there is a choice that will be perfect for your home. With most siding updates it's always a good time to upgrade insulation boards and vapor barriers to increase the overall energy efficiency of the home. Our designers will cover those options with you during the consultation phase of the project. With a long history in the world of sidings, we know the proper way to add accents and detail work to customize every project and ensure that your home is the showpiece of the neighborhood which mirrors your personal choice and style.

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Doors

Your entry door makes for a valuable first impression; it shows the warmth and friendliness of every home. We offer many different styles of custom door systems and looks to pair you with the door of your dreams. Whether it's a solid core wood door with an oil rubbed finish or a secure burglar resistant steel door with a baked on enamel finish, we want to help accent your home with a premium entry system. With doors, sidelights and transoms from some of the biggest names like Precision, Therma-True and Santa Cruz, we can provide you and your home with the best door and millwork that money can buy. Finalize the installation with quality hardware from Baldwin or Schlage and not only will your entry look the best in your neighborhood, but will also stand the test of time.

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Windows

We offer a full line of superior windows for the California home and climate. Most homes have a combination of single-hung, horizontal slider, picture windows and patio doors, and not only can we work with you on those types of units, but we also offer a large selection of bay, bow and garden windows. With the ever-increasing costs of energy to heat and cool a home, top quality windows can help to conserve on those monthly bills by as much as 30%. Whether your needs are safety and security or energy efficiency, we offer a large selection of elegant styles to meet your specific needs and budget.

Manufacturers like Simonton, Milgaurd and Andersen make it easy for us to find the perfect window for your home. Like most companies, we retrofit into your existing openings; however, the difference with us is that we can completely customize openings to accommodate new units and can also add openings to areas of your home that may need more natural light or fresh air. We will take the time to ensure your full understanding of all the available Low"E", lamination and grid work glass features so that you can choose what best meets your specific needs.

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Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring.

There is no quicker way to revitalize the interior of your home than to have new hardwood flooring installed. By far hardwood floors are the "Green Choice" in comparison to other flooring options like carpet, that need to be changed often and is not typically recycled. There are literally thousands of colors, finishes and styles to choose from, from manufactures like Bruce, Mannington and Bellawood. Properly installed hardwood and veneers can last for years with little care or maintenance. Wood is a natural, renewable resource and Nor-Cal Home Improvements is committed to doing it right.

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Decks & Outdoor Living

Most people just dream of having that perfect space in their backyard for relaxing and entertaining, but what they don't realize is just how easy it is to turn that dream into a reality. Decks can be the centerpiece to many outdoors spaces and we can build the dream deck for you. Today's deck designs can be made from beautifully recycled composite materials, traditional redwood or pressure treated materials. Historically we have done multi-level projects which include integrated benches, hot tub surrounds and storage systems, or even the simplest designs for basic use. Our fully custom railings can have things like wrought iron and stainless steel cabling details. With the popularity of outdoor kitchens we offer a full line of products to fully customize your backyard into an absolute outdoor oasis; be it a wood deck, gas fireplace or fully integrated outdoor kitchen we can help you make the dream come true.

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Closet & Garage Organization Systems

Closets and garages can become cluttered so easily. These are the areas that naturally serve to store clothes, shoes, seasonal items and those things we can never seem to get rid of. All of us know the hassle of looking for that one thing, but because of the clutter we spend unnecessary time searching for it. We are here to help you get control of those spaces. Some will only need simple shelving in their closets while others may opt for more refined organizational systems such as shoe racks, jewelry organizers or hanging baskets. If it's your garage that has gotten out of control, then maybe a set of cabinets are in order or maybe even a custom workbench. We even have specialty coatings and tiles to protect your garage floor from grease, oil stains and spills. During the consultation phase we will listen to you and examine the areas and items that need stored and fully customize a package that will enable you to see, access and utilize all of your belongings. No job is too big or too small for Nor-Cal Home Improvements.

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Roofing

Roof with hammer and nails.

A new roof is a powerful investment in the value of your home. The obvious benefits are the decades of protection from the elements it will provide and the added value a potential buyer will perceive when considering a purchase. But there is also the advantage of increased curb appeal and the peace of mind you get from knowing that your roof is structurally sound.

We will do a solid 10 point inspection of your home to determine the full scope of what exactly your home needs to fully protect it from the elements as well as insure its intended structural capacity and energy efficiency. We will then present you with roofing and insulation ideas and options that not only increase the value and energy efficiency of your home but insure your 100% satisfaction with the finished products.

There are many roofing products Nor-Cal has to offer and our most popular line is composition roofing comes in an extensive choice of patterns, styles, colors and warranties. In the past, the most common composition shingle was 3-tab which is still widely used today. The 3-tab shingle has a flat appearance with 3 tabs per shingle – hence the name. It has warranties ranging from 20 years to 35 years.

One of the most popular composition shingles today is the laminated shingle also know as architectural or dimensional shingles. These shingles distinctive in their design have had two shingles laminated together to create the illusion of depth. The colors and color blends of the shingles are seemingly endless and vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The laminated shingles have warranties ranging from 25 years to 50 years.

The newest trends are the cool roofing lines made by GAF, Owens Corning and Certain Teed largest shingle manufactures in the United States. Cool Roofs have been used in commercial and industrial buildings for over 20 years and now the manufactures have developed a residential line using the same technology. A cool roof transfers less heat to the building below, so the building stays cooler and uses less energy for air conditioning. A California study found that cool roofs provide an average yearly net savings of almost 50 cents per square foot. There is even legislation in California right now that will make cool roofing mandatory in some parts of California.

At Nor-Cal We believe that we have an obligation to our clients to meet their needs in a fair, honest, and courteous manner. We provide quality roofing on a timely basis. We look at our customers' needs as if they were our own. It is your home, but it is our roof. We take pride not only in the quality of our roofs but also in their beautiful, consistent appearance.

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Patio Covers

Nor-Cal uses only the best aluminum products. Our aluminum Patio covers deliver the beauty of wood without the high maintenance upkeep of real wood. Unlike real wood, the aluminum product will not crack, warp or split. Aluminum is strong, durable and very versatile.

An aluminum patio cover or sunroom built by Nor-Cal. will become an extension of your home. We offer a wide range of colors, rafter cuts, and many designs to meet your specific needs. We also offer many options and upgrades to make your patio cover or sunroom a reflection of your style and personality. This product is so versatile that there is a design to fit every home. Our goal is to make your patio cover or sunroom exactly as you imagined it.

There are many different upgrades you can add to your patio cover or sunroom such as round or square fiberglass or stucco columns, ceiling fans, post lamps, receptacles for holiday lights or fountains, skylights, column illumination, flood lights, misting system and many more options you can discuss with us when you call for your free estimate.

Our aluminum product is structurally engineered to meet most state and local building codes and comes with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

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Electrical Upgrades

House with siding.

Our certified, licensed electricians do everything from electrical repairs to installations and upgrades. We can solve any electrical problem.

Remember that the average home can be up to 35 years old. That means that many homes were built before most of todayís electrical appliances and gadgets were even invented. The steady increase of consumer electronic use and home energy consumption means that the electrical systems in many older homes could easily become overloaded therefore needing up to a 200 amp service.

Schedule an appointment that's convenient for you. We'll show up on time, listen to your needs, diagnose your situation, make recommendations and prepare pricing by the job, not by the hour, so there are no surprises. Our technicians will take great care of your home. New appliances, kitchen upgrades, spa connection, underground, in the attic – Big or Small Nor Cal can handle it all!

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