Why is it Important That Your Home Improvement Contractor be Insured?

It’s important to get proof of both liability and workers’ compensation insurance when settling on the right roofer, replacement window, or siding contractor for your home. It can be overwhelming to properly research roofers and choose the ideal candidate. But it’s an important process that should not be glossed over. Failing to check on these … Continued

How to Avoid Voiding Your Roofing Warranty

A standard roofing warranty usually includes two things: a manufacturer’s warranty covering the roofing material itself against defects and a warranty from the roofing company that covers the workmanship of the job. Both warranties come together to protect different aspects of your roof. From roofing material to labor, you want to ensure you have a … Continued

4 Reasons to Add a New Deck to Your Home This Spring

Spring may be a few months away but there’s no better time to start planning an exterior improvement project for your Merrimack Valley home. How about a brand new deck? From wood to composite, decks help you boost the usability of your outdoor space so you’re able to fully enjoy backyard pool parties, barbecues and … Continued

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Siding

Whether you have wood, vinyl or fiber cement siding, all materials can show signs of wear over the years and decades. From wood rot and warping to cracking and peeling paint, there are many reasons why you need to replace your siding soon. Let’s take a look at the top five reasons: 1.    Mold Because … Continued

New Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Windows

If you’ve been thinking about installing replacement windows, now’s a great time to finally do it. That’s because there are some new tax credits that can help you save money on home improvement costs. Replacement windows are a significant investment for your home, so it stands to reason that you want to save money wherever … Continued

The Best Windows for Light and Circulation

In the market for new replacement windows? Looking for the style that will give your home the most light and circulation? Your replacement window contractor in Methuen can work with you on the best windows for those purposes, but here are some general guidelines. From picture and sliding to casement and bay/bow windows, certain styles … Continued

Ways to Finance a Home Improvement Project

Looking to make improvements to your home? Don’t have all the cash you need to make it happen? That’s OK. There are many ways to finance your project that will allow you to make the changes you need, improve your home, and boost your property’s value. Whether you need new roofing, siding, deck or windows, … Continued

New Windows Can Bring More Natural Light Into Your Home

If you love natural light, but your windows are sparse and old, you may want to consider adding more windows to your home. Maybe you’re tackling an expansion to your kitchen, making an extended breakfast nook and bench seating. Or maybe you’re considering adding a sunroom on your home. Or maybe it’s just time to … Continued

The Importance of Underlayment on a New Roof

All new roofs need an underlayment, which is a membrane applied to the plywood — or deck — of your roof. It provides an extra layer of waterproof protection prior to the installation of shingles. It resembles a long thin tarp beneath your shingles, made of heavy black felt paper featuring an asphalt layer on … Continued

Keep Your Vinyl Siding Looking Its Best

If you have siding on your home, you know how easy it is to take care of it. But even vinyl needs some TLC every once in a while so it stays looking new over the years. Perhaps you have been noticing that your siding looks discolored or even a little green.  This could be … Continued

Composite vs. Wood Decks

When thinking about a new deck this summer, you may be going back and forth between composite decking vs. wood decking. It’s a tough choice but cost may be the deciding factor – at least this year. In some areas of the country, what would have cost you $25 a square foot before for wood … Continued

What is a Ridge Vent and Why Does Your Roof Need One?

If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your roof, you will want to ensure it’s made from the latest high-quality materials  — and features a ridge vent. This is a vent that runs the length of the peak of your home, sort of like a “mini roof” over a three-inch or so slit. It works … Continued

When is the Best Time of Year to Put New Siding on Your Home?

As a general rule, you don’t want to tackle a siding project in extreme weather conditions, which means spring and fall are best over summer and winter. Vinyl siding in particular is especially sensitive to extreme temperature variations, so replacing your siding in the cold of winter or the dog days of summer could compromise … Continued

How to Choose the Perfect Siding Color for Your Home

Deciding on which color your house will be is a tough one. After all, because siding lasts forever, the choice you make now will be with you for many years to come. Whether you choose fiber cement or vinyl, there will come a time when you have to settle on the perfect color to augment … Continued

What to do if You Have an Ice Dam on Your Roof

From immediate to long-term steps, it’s important to address all aspects of ice dams on your roof. These are cumbersome and dangerous additions to any home, yet they can be prevented. So, what’s an ice dam? An ice dam is a thick ridge of ice that has built up along your eaves. They often form … Continued

Why Vinyl Siding May Be the Best Choice For Your Home

When considering which type of siding to go with, you may be looking at many types and styles, from fiber cement to vinyl. But in many ways, insulated vinyl stands out from the rest due to its many versatile benefits. Let’s take a look at why vinyl siding may be the best choice for your … Continued