windows & doors

Impact Windows & Doors

After photo of impact window & door installation

This Kendall home was built in the late 1960’s and still had it’s original windows & doors. They were standard awning windows and sliding glass doors installed in those times. As part of a complete exterior remodel the new homeowner decided on replacing them with single-hung impact windows (a.k.a. hurricane windows) and impact sliding glass doors.
The older window openings in the kitchen and master bedroom were enlarged to accommodate sliding glass doors, bringing in plenty of natural light from the backyard. All sliding glass doors and windows installed are impact resistant and meet Miami-Dade County’s High-Velocity Wind Code for impact windows & doors. The job was completed with a smooth stucco finish and exterior paint.
Below are before and after photos of this exterior remodel with impact windows & doors:

Stucco Siding & Exterior Remodel in Westchester

After photo of exterior remodel with stucco siding

Originally built in the 1960’s, this Westchester home was updated with new stucco siding, a new roof, high-impact windows, a re-surfaced driveway and new wood fence. The nice horizontal lines from the stucco siding and the new impact windows give the home a clean modern look.

The exterior color scheme was chosen to compliment the new charcoal roof tiles. Below are before & after photos of the exterior remodel with new stucco siding.

Coral Gables Garage Addition & Driveway

Coral Gables Garage Addition & Driveway

Below is a gallery of a Garage Addition with a new paver driveway in Coral Gables. The addition added an extra 700 sq ft to the home, including a Utility/Laundry Room. The new driveway added 500 sq ft of additional parking. The driveway pavers used were New Miami supplied by Gem Pavers in Medley Florida.

Complete Remodel in Pinecrest

The gallery below is of an on-going complete remodel in the Village of Pinecrest in South Florida. The owners purchased the home in it’s original 1950’s condition and the new design called for multiple additions throughout all facets of the home leaving only 30% of the original structure. The exterior alterations also included impact-windows, stucco-siding and a new charcoal flat cement tile roof bringing this home the 50’s to modern times.

Inside, the home was completely gutted and new partitions were lifted, new electrical and plumbing conduits were installed. Solid wood cabinets were installed in the kitchen and bathroom vanities along with state of the art security system and two high-efficient air conditioning systems.

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Complete Remodel With Home Additions

This is a complete remodel with multiple additions to the original structure and roof. We built an addition to the entrance of the home requiring a new roof and decorated support columns, giving the home a complete new look by itself. We also added part of a dettached garage to the homes living space and keeping half of the garage for storage. The addition of the previously detached garage to the home added an additional 900 sq ft of living space. The original concrete floor had to be cut to run new electrical and plumbing to accomodate the interior remodeling design. The home was completed with an all new look and new roof.

Windows & Shutters Code Compliance Violation

This was a bank owned property which had a work without permit violation. The previous owners had installed the windows without permits which caused the building department to step in and give them a violation. Since this property was foreclosed and the bank took over they are now responsible for whatever violations were created by the previous owners. In order for the bank to sell this property to a financed buyer they needed to close the violation at hand.

Rausa Builders, Corp. was contracted to solve the code compliance issues, we in turn paid the open ticket of $510 and then applied for the new window and shutter permit required with the Miami Dade County Building Department. We then installed new 26 gauge shutters as required by Miami-Dade County code. Once all the shutters were installed and the windows installation was corrected we then pursued to call for our final inspections with the county. Once we finalized the permits the violation was requested to be closed and the bank was able to sell this to the new homeowner with no violations involved.

Unsafe Structure & Code Compliance Violations Rehabilitation

Front of home with violations before rehabilitationThis home was purchased with an existing unsafe structure cases open with Miami Dade county Building Department. The owners had to hire an attorney to file an injunction to put a halt to the demolition order that the county had placed on the property. In due time if the owners did not begin to correct the problems by submitting plans and permits, the department was in its right to demolish the existing house and leave the bill for the owner to pay. The county would then place a lien on the property in order for them to recuperate their monies.

After photo of fully rehabilitated residence
Rausa Builders, Corp. was hired to correct all the code compliance violations and the unsafe structure case. This was considered a full rehabilitation construction project. We demolished the rear illegal addition and rebuilt the rear envelope of the existing structure. In this demolition there were two illegal bathrooms and one bedroom utilized as an efficiency. We re-wired the complete residence with new electrical wires, electrical panel and meter box. We replaced the water supply lines as well as the cast iron sewer lines that were exposed after demolition. The bathrooms and kitchen were completely remodeled. A new Central Air Conditioning Sysytem was installed with all new duct work. All the windows and entry doors were installed new with hurricane storm panels. The homes old shingle roof was replaced with a new clay tile roof and a circular asphalt driveway was created. The complete residence was cement stucco as the existing exterior walls are from frame structure. The complete interior floor was enforced with new 1/4″ tile backer and was completely tiled throughout.