Avoiding Siding “Shrinkage”

Did you know low-quality vinyl siding can “shrink”? It’s true. Vinyl by its very nature will expand and contract with the weather. Most of the vinyl siding installed these days is cheap, economy-grade material, in the interest of saving money by the builder. When done as a home improvement or renovation, homeowners, too, seem to … Continued

Winter Roof Concerns

From ice dams to moisture in the attic to wind damage, you may face many concerns about your home’s roof as winter makes its sure and steady approach. Here are the top three winter roof concerns for homeowners in the Merrimack Valley, Southern New Hampshire and beyond. 1.    Attic Condensation Moisture in the attic is … Continued

Signs Your Roof Has a Soffit or Fascia Issue

As a homeowner, it’s important to understand the role that the soffit and fascia have on your roof and home. It’s helpful to be able to identify damage that requires immediate attention. The soffit and fascia serve two purposes for your home’s exterior: aesthetic and functional. The soffit is basically the underside of your roof’s … Continued

Advantages of Architectural Shingles Over 3-Tab Shingles

In residential roofing, the two most common shingles are 3-tab shingles and architectural or dimensional shingles. Many older homes feature traditional 3-tab shingles, but architectural shingles have been rising in popularity in the last several years. 3-tab shingles are so named because they comprise three individual tabs that are a 12” wide, available in 20-year, 25-year, … Continued

Avoid These Three Siding Mistakes

Are you sick of painting your old wood siding every few years? Is your existing siding warped or in disrepair? You may need new siding for your home. And with winter right around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time to tackle this project. Quality siding, when installed correctly, can handle winds of up … Continued

Roof Damage After a Storm

From heavy rain and wind to loose or missing shingles, there are many things that can go wrong during a New England winter storm. If you have sustained roof damage due to Mother Nature’s wrath, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible, and to have repairs made quickly. Remember, signs of … Continued

4 Signs You Need New Siding

From aesthetics to high energy bills, there are many reasons why you may want to replace your home’s existing siding. Here are four signs you need new siding: 1.     Run-Down Appearance Is your house looking tired and haggard lately? You don’t need a fancy new addition or pricey landscaping. Your home may just need a … Continued

The Many Benefits of a Four-Season Sunroom

A four-season sunroom is simply a room – typically an add-on to your existing house and one that features many windows – that can be used all year long. It can connect to the main house or it can be freestanding. A sunroom allows you to comfortably stay indoors, using your heating or cooling system, … Continued

Why You Should Keep Your Attic Cold This Winter 

It may be hot outside this summer, but it’s never too early to start considering ways to conserve energy this winter when the cold sets in. There are many benefits to keeping your attic cold in winter, from balancing the temperature with the outside air to preventing ice dams caused by melting snow.  Let’s take … Continued

Why New Siding is a Good Investment

Thinking of getting siding for your home? It’s a wise decision, especially from a financial standpoint. Remodeling Magazine’s annual “Cost vs. Value” study for 2019 shows replacing your siding returns more than 88 percent of your cost in improved home value for New England homes, among the highest return on investment for any remodeling project. … Continued

Spotting Potential Problems on Your Roof

Spring is a good time to re-evaluate the state of your roof. There are many problems that could have cropped up from the winter, so take the time now that the weather is warm to check for any issues. Getting those issues repaired by a professional will help ensure a long and healthy life span … Continued

Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding vs. Vinyl Siding

While you can’t go wrong installing either type of siding, fiber cement holds certain advantages over vinyl that make it a better choice. Since fiber cement is comprised of cement-like materials and wood fibers, it is stronger than vinyl and less susceptible to wind or weather damage. It also won’t burn, melt or warp with … Continued

Most Popular Roofing Shingles

Is it time for a new roof? If you already know you want shingles (as opposed to tile or metal, for example), you may wonder what the most popular types are. Asphalt is by far the most popular and common for homes in America, but there are other types as well. Let’s go over a … Continued

Why a Professional Roof Inspection is Important This Spring

Now that Spring has arrived, you should get your roof inspected. This is mainly to ensure your roof made it through winter unscathed. Moisture in the form of rain and snow can do a lot of damage to a roof, especially when it comes to the freeze-thaw cycle that occurs when moisture seeps into cracks … Continued

5 Choices for New Windows

When it comes to choosing replacement windows for your home, there are several factors to take into consideration in order to make the best decision. From window type to trim, here are the five main factors that go into the selection of new windows. 1.    Window Type First off, you need to know what type … Continued

Get Your Roof Ready for Spring Rains

Spring is coming and you need to be prepared for what it brings: rain. While all that extra water is great for your garden, it can do a number on your home’s exterior. From clearing your gutters to getting a professional roof inspection, there are steps you can take now to ensure your roof gets … Continued