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