Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Northern Colorado

Home Additions & Pop Tops

Achieve home additions that seamlessly blend with your existing property. 

Wanting a bigger home in your favorite neighborhood? You don’t need to relocate to have the space you need. The PR Builders team are trusted, licensed, and insured home addition contractors serving Denver, Boulder, and Northern Colorado.

Get the space you need—without relocating.

With high new home costs and a rapidly changing real estate market, opting for a home addition or pop top in Denver often proves to be one of the most practical and cost-effective solutions for getting the most usability out of your current home. As home addition contractors, we’ll help you achieve:

Pop Tops & Additions for Historic Homes in Denver

Home additions, particularly pop tops, are one of the best ways to maximize your home’s footprint. Pop tops are more and more popular when remodeling homes in Denver’s older neighborhoods as they allow you to build up where other additions aren’t possible. If you’re living in an older single-family home in Denver, a pop top can give you the space you’re looking for. 

We’ll help you determine if your home meets the structural requirements necessary for second-story addition. Our team is experienced with Denver’s zoning restrictions, building codes, permitting systems, and much more. Send us a message below, give us a few details on what you’re looking for, and we’ll help you with the best course of action to get you the space you need.

Newly remodeled room in a Colorado home with newly installed windows, flooring, and closets.

What’s Involved in a Second-Story Addition (Pop Top)?

Adding a second story to your home in Denver requires a thorough understanding and familiarity with the local building codes—something that we pride ourselves on at PR Builders. Some of the ins and outs we consider as pop top contractors are:

  • Zoning & Building Requirements: Does the second story comply with local zoning ordinances and building codes?
  • Structural Integrity: Can your home support the additional weight of a second story?
  • Energy Efficiency: Does the new construction follow the international energy conservation code as adopted by the city of Denver?
  • Existing Utilities: Are the current electrical, HVAC, and other systems adequate for the increased space?
  • Proper Egress: Do the additional rooms have proper windows in place in case of emergencies?


Our thorough, professional pre-construction process is designed to set the groundwork for a pain-free home addition process: meeting local requirements and exceeding your expectations. We team up with incredible architects, engineers, and designers to assemble the perfect team for your project.

As residential general contractors, we deliver a streamlined approach to home building that’s respectful of you, your time, and your investment.

A Results-Driven Team.

We bring to the table an expert problem-solving that’s sought-after and not easily found. Not only has our team been trained to find solutions, but they’ll be quick to follow through, tackling projects deftly and delivering outcomes that go far beyond your average home addition contractor.

A Client-Centric Experience.

Because our team is forward-thinking, personable, and problem-solving, you’ll always feel comfortable reaching out and you’ll be presented with a variety of options to meet your needs.

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Start Remodeling and Additions with PR Builders

“Quality work done right with clear, upfront estimate. Very smooth process from initial consultation to completion.”

Planning a home transformation? PR Builders is a trusted, licensed and insured residential general contractor specializing in Colorado home additions in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and the surrounding areas.

No project you envision is too big or too complicated for us to find you the perfect solution. Send us a message today—and be one step closer to living in your dream home.

For more immediate inquiries, feel free to call our office at 970-692-3122.

How Much Does it Cost to Pop the Top on a House in Denver?

Getting a “pop top” or second-story addition on your home is a more affordable option comparable to the cost of moving or building a new home, especially in the Denver area. A pop top is a great way to add both space and value while staying in a neighborhood you love and a home that you own. Some factors that will influence the cost of your Denver pop top is the square footage you want to add, the structural integrity of your current home, the selections and finishes you choose, and permits required. For a more precise estimation, please contact our team for a quote.

Home Addition Contractors Near Me

As residential general contractors for home additions in Colorado, we’re experienced in mountain and urban settings, particularly with large, extensive projects.

You can find our finished work in Boulder, Erie, Fort Collins, and Northern Colorado, and Denver home additions in these neighborhoods near you:

  • Cherry Creek
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • Englewood
  • Greenwood Village
  • Hilltop
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Washington Park

Client Reviews & Testimonials

"I have had the pleasure of working with PR Builders and Phil on multiple projects. They are reliable, priced fairly and do great work. I appreciate their craftsmanship!"
Wil D. —
"My husband and I have started working with them to rebuild a house/studio after the Marshall Fire. They have been very invested in moving forward with the project. Very helpful answering questions, making good suggestions, and responding quickly."
Diana G. —
“We are very pleased. Quality work done right with clear, upfront estimate. Very smooth process from the initial consultation to completion.”
Tony A. —
“They went above and beyond to deliver everything we wanted! They truly do make your visions come true…PR Builders has a wonderful team of people for everything that needs to be done…They truly take the time to get everything right. We will definitely be coming back to PR Builders for any future projects. It's so nice to now have confidence in a contractor and know this a company you can trust. Thank you PR Builders for making our visions come true.”
Angel C. —
“We’re very pleased with our Basement Finishing. PR Builders is a great company and I highly recommend them.”
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Denver Home Additions & Pop Tops: Frequently Asked Questions

There are 6 factors that influence your Denver home addition’s cost: 

  1. Size and complexity
  2. Materials required or chosen customization for the addition
  3. Any structural changes needed
  4. Extensive plumbing or electrical changes needed
  5. Permits and inspections required by the city of Denver
  6. Location and market conditions

Get a more detailed estimate on how much your home addition, pop top addition, or bump-out will cost with our company when you send us a message online.

When considering your options, the difference lies here: a remodel can free up your space, but home additions are the only way to add square footage. Only you can decide which of the two will serve your goals, and we’ll help you come to the decision of which is feasible. When you discuss it with us, we’ll consider your budget, your space requirements, zoning and regulations, your long-term goals, and your desired project timeline among other things to give clarity to your decision.

The main difference is the size and scale. A home addition is the construction of a completely new section onto your home (either to the ground level or adding a level) to add significant square footage, usually in the form of full rooms. A bump-out is a smaller addition that extends from a single existing room to expand floor area but is not a completely new room or wing. Unlike additions that can be multi-level, bump-outs are typically done room by room on the ground level only.

Deciding between a pop-top (second-story addition) or a ground-level addition will depend primarily on structural feasibility. We can determine if your house’s foundation and structure can support an additional story as part of our pre-construction process. Building regulations and local zoning laws may also play a role in determining the feasibility of adding a level vs. adding to the ground level. This decision will also depend on your budget, as adding a story generally involves more extensive construction than adding to the ground level. Reach out to us with any questions you may have on your project.

While we’ve spent thousands of hours perfecting our craft, you’ll get a response to your online request in as soon as one hour! For more immediate inquiries, feel free to give us a call at 970-692-3122 so you can feel confident in your next steps forward. We promise to never share or sell your personal information, just to use it to get you the best quote possible.

As home addition builders, we know from experience that home additions are a daunting thought. We’re here to talk options and give you clarity on your next steps forward. Whether or not you have plans already, we’ll see to it that your vision becomes reality. We’re quick to offer solutions—and ready to follow through. Get a free consultation on a home addition.