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From Dream Home to Reality Building

Have you ever woken from a dream that makes you wish you’d sleep forever? Dreams like that make you wish life had a roadmap – a set of directions to get you to that perfect end.

Life, unfortunately, isn’t quite that simple. There’s no GPS to connect to, although we’re certainly hard-wired to go on dreaming, whether it’s for a future career, family, or even something a little more concrete, like your home.

While we certainly can’t claim to convert all your dreams into reality, when it comes to our wheelhouse – creating the best home for your needs – Malcarne Contracting can not only translate your visions, but make the process itself just as sweet.

How? By assembling a relationship with our customers that goes beyond a simple build.

Interpreting What Matters

Dreams may be complicated, but, more often than not, they’re a reflection of what motivates us. And that’s our first question to you: What’s your motivation? What’s the goal that drives you?

Maybe you’d love to have more room for your family and friends to gather, but the blueprint of your home doesn’t match the one in your head. Or, whether it’s for principle or financial sake, you’re longing to break free from fossil fuels and live off the sun and the grid.

But getting from A to Z is the problem – how do you turn your passion for family togetherness or going green into that tangible reality? We at Malcarne want to hear that dream – for more space where it simply isn’t, for a healthier heating option when your home is reliant on gas and oil, for a more comfortable space where you currently spend summers sweating and winters in blankets.

Give us a call, and let us work out the details. You may see the why, but we see the how – and if it’s meaningful to you, it’s our passion, too.

More Value – With More Than a Builder

We’ve heard the nightmare stories: the families who’ve communicated their dreams to a contractor and found themselves trying to wake up from a nightmare. Maybe they’re talked into buying services they don’t need, or abandoned in the midst of a project.

With Malcarne, you’re not getting a builder, you’re getting a relationship. Our whole company is founded, not simply on what we can fabricate, but on how we can take care of our customer. Think your windows are the source of your draft issues? Before you shell out thousands for new ones, it may be a simple matter of sealing them up. We don’t try to boost your bill by taking advantage of your dream. We go beyond making sure all your questions and concerns are quelled: We’re dedicated to people.

As the buds begin to break through the ground, spring is a great time to plan for that building project that’s been growing in your mind’s eye through the winter (or, perhaps, many winters), but it’s also a time to reflect at what really motivates us in life.

What are the changes that are the stuff of your dreams – the things you’d like to see become reality? What within you inspires you? What’s your passion? If it has to do with your home, we’re your people. We’ll help you to make that dream, that desire, into reality.

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Trust Malcarne to Take the Stress Out of Renovation

Whether you’re planning your daughter’s sweet sixteen birthday bash, mapping out your hopefully not-too-rocky road to retirement, or plotting your big return to school and higher education, it’s nice to have a guide along the way. From finances to fun events, if it’s a new adventure of any sort, having a leader who knows enough of the journey’s twists and turns means you’re more likely to leave stress along the wayside and feel more confident in your options and decisions.

We at Malcarne Contracting realize that few things are as frustrating as dealing with home construction or renovation – especially if it’s major. But like that planner who completely saves the wedding day by remembering things you never knew you needed, we also can turn a potentially migraine-inducing incident into an exciting, totally-worth-it experience.

Nearly every major change in life requires planning and working ahead: Renovations such as additions, solar power conversions, or a new construction are no different. And chances are good that it will also get overwhelming.

At Malcarne, we’re able to remove that stress completely, each step of the process. We start with your vision: What is your goal for the changes in your home? With our years of experience, we can not only accurately quote you a cost and time frame, but also give you a realistic idea of, say, how long workers will be in your home to get your kitchen renovation just right, or when the best time is to install those solar panels on your roof.

Most of all, we’re able to take the guesswork out of the process, asking the right questions, sorting out the details so you know what to expect, and anticipating and resolving any issues before they come to fruition – much like having a planner to separate those feuding family members’ tables at a wedding. It’s with this knowledge that trusting the proven staff at Malcarne Contracting turns your home project from stress-inducing to sigh-producing: All you have to do is sit back and watch your house transform.

When you’re in good hands, even not-so-enjoyable events – finally sorting out your kids’ college funds with a financial advisor or registering for that first master’s course – can be truly exciting. Changing your home into the masterpiece that you know it can be? With Malcarne Contracting, that can easily go from your chore-filled to-do list to the top of your can’t-wait-to-enjoy list.

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Check your list twice – and put home comfort and energy-efficiency at the top!

Whether your Christmas list is longer than the five-year-olds who recite their inventory of wants on Santa’s lap, or you’re looking to simplify and pare down in 2017, there’s one thing almost every homeowner has in common: This year, you can make your house a little more joyful by upping the comfort factor in each and every room.

While the word “cozy” calls to mind fleece blankets and a roaring blaze in the fireplace, no one wants to spend all winter wearing every article of clothing the closet has to offer just to keep the chill off. Now that winter’s grasp is firmly on the Hudson Valley for the season, it’s time to take a good look at what your house could use for Christmas this year.

If a complete renovation during the holidays makes you cringe more than a slice of month-old fruitcake, fear not: Basic, small changes can make a huge difference in the energy-efficiency of your home – and keep you cozy, whether it’s a blizzard or balmy outdoors.

Here’s a list of tried-and-true tactics Malcarne Contracting uses every time we make a home better-functioning and more comfortable for our customers:

  • By sealing up gaps, cracks and holes in an attic and basement, we can dramatically increase your home’s warmth factor.
  • Old heating systems don’t work as well and cost more in monthly bills than energy-efficient models: Malcarne can let you know what’s out there in terms of available systems – including newer ductless heating systems – what’s reliable, and what makes the most sense for your home.
  • Energy efficiency doesn’t mean just changing a larger item like a heating system: You can cut costs on energy bills by upgrading smaller things, from light bulbs to appliances.
  • So much comes down to one word: insulation. Simply having the right insulation – like that cozy fleece blankie – means your heat stays in and the cold winter winds stay out.
  • Santa doesn’t leave one-size-fits-all presents under the tree, and we couldn’t agree more when it comes to houses! Malcarne Contracting visits and evaluates each home as a separate entity, making sure you get what your home really needs to fix its weak spots and truly make it more snug and energy-efficient.

So make a list of your cold rooms and your high energy bills, and don’t check it twice: Instead, call Malcarne Contracting. By making your home run more efficiently and feel more comfortable, you’ll receive a gift that gives all year long.

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The Malcarne Experience

Success in any arena is much more than one or two specific amenities. Case in point: When a restaurant has lines wrapping around the corner, it’s not purely because of its chef’s talent – it’s also the experience the venue provides. An amusement park visit isn’t just about the life-flashing-before-your-eyes rides – it’s also the characters that give guests a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

And at Malcarne Contracting, we believe that needing a plumber or roofer should be more than just a phone call to a random company who’ll simply get the job done. We want your home to get the best care possible through the one-of-a-kind experience Malcarne has to offer – where every job has one main focus: you.

Master of all trades

Most of the headache of getting work done on a house is thanks to finding a tradesperson or company you can trust. Will the contractor show up on time? Is it really necessary for the electrician to drill that hole in the wall? Do solar panels truly cost that price?

At Malcarne, we take the guesswork out of where to turn for everything from a new roof to a new construction: We do it all. There’s no need to search for a separate expert in insulation, siding, heating, cooling, or any other home-related trade. We have a one-stop shopping guarantee, which means one phone call not only connects you with attic-to-basement care, but that you can feel comfortable with the reputation of everyone who steps into your home.

A holistic look

Sure, one phone number to take care of all your home-care needs is handy, but the Malcarne experience is much more than a marriage of convenience. Our goal is to see your home as a whole, so you can make the best choices possible for your specific abode – and, consequently, you can feel confident in your investment.

Want to go solar? We can show you ways to slash your electricity bills first, even before we install the first panel, so you’re only putting in the equipment you need. Wondering if there’s a way to expand your living space? Malcarne can gauge whether an outdoor patio or deck, or perhaps an addition, can add both value and square footage to your home. Need a new heating or cooling system? Malcarne’s HVAC experts can first show you how to properly seal up your house, and then walk you through the units that both save money and make your home more comfortable throughout the year.

We’re here for you

With this in mind, our bottom line is this: At Malcarne, we’re so much more than the services we provide. Our company is about an experience – one where you get the best encounter possible each time we meet. Your house isn’t just another job to us: We care about your home like you do, and we aim to take care of it as if it were our own.

Just like that trip to the magical amusement park, or the restaurant you had to make reservations for months ago, Malcarne is here to give you so much more than a new roof or updated bathroom. Each step of the journey together, we want to make sure you’re happy and taken care of – to answer any questions or concerns, to be punctual and honest, and to take care of your home’s needs for the long haul. That’s the Malcarne experience.

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Need home-project financing? Look no further than Malcarne.

In a few short weeks, we’ll trade beach bags for backpacks, and, soon after, flip flops for flannel. But while fall is looming on the horizon, that won’t stop this last summer month’s parade of picnics, pool parties, and other activities that help us get outside, relax and enjoy the sun.

And while we’re not letting the inevitable fall and back-to-school store displays keep us from our warm-weather fun, our question this summer is this: What’s keeping you from completing those home-renovation projects on your to-do list? If cost makes you wary, now may be the time to reconsider. With new financing opportunities, Malcarne Contracting can help bridge the monetary gap between you and your home-project goals.

Finding financing through Malcarne

Whether it’s upgrading to a central-air system, finding out more about solar energy, or finally adding a deck to the back yard, it’s not difficult to dig up ideas that could make you more comfortable and build equity in your house. The major challenge? Most often, it’s funding these projects effectively.

Now, however, there’s no need to look further than Malcarne Contracting – even for financing. Malcarne currently has partnered with several financial institutions to offer options for all your renovation needs, meaning Malcarne’s truly a one-stop shop, from planning out your idea to enjoying it in real time.

Renovations that pay you back

This summer’s string of 90-degree days (and the likelihood of frigid nights this winter) can put a dent in your wallet after running an A/C unit or central air 24-7. If you’re looking for a home project that will not only increase your home’s value, but will actually put money back into your pocket, it may be time to go solar. Energy-saving solar makeovers are still in high demand – and there’s no doubt Malcarne Contracting’s the best in the business.

First off, homes of all types – new construction or older, and those built to use electricity, natural gas, propane, oil or a combination – start with an energy retrofit, meaning properly insulating the house and getting high-efficiency appliances and lighting, and end with watching your energy bills go down significantly from those small changes. The next step involves additions such as solar walls, geothermal heating pumps and solar electric panels, which can garner all the energy a home needs to operate free from utility bills.

No energy bills and a comfortable home? That’s a “net-zero energy retrofit,” and, in the long run, it’s an upgrade that, by saving you from traditional energy bills, pays for itself.

Maintenance, the smart way

If you’re looking for other ways to add equity and still save big bucks, consider projects such as changing the shingles on your roof, or the siding on your home. Any projects involving asphalt, a petroleum product, are experiencing much lower-than-average costs, as oil prices are currently down. Once oil prices rise – and you can bet they will – these upgrades will also cut into a bigger chunk of your bank account. Have 10 years or less left on your shingles? Now’s the time to take advantage of what will likely cost much more next year.

And while cosmetic improvements such as siding won’t pay for itself like solar energy will, it’s a great way to add in both curb appeal and energy-saving insulation. And that means your heat and air conditioning stays inside, where you paid to have it.

No need to go anywhere else

Being a homeowner is a financial investment – more often than not, a worthwhile one that’s both a present and future asset. But it’s not without costs, either. Still, with new financing options through Malcarne Contracting, we can help you make smart upgrades and upkeep choices that will save you money.

Whether you’re pining for solar energy that can erase utility bills and pay you back in time, or needing routine but necessary maintenance items like a new roof, Malcarne has the home know-how and, now, the financing options to help complete the project.

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