Weymouth: What is insulated siding?

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By: Allison Q Guido, CS Installing new siding on your house is a big investment. It can really As you consider your vinyl siding options to should think about not just the basic options like what style siding you want but also should you invest in Insulated Vinyl Siding panels or not. All vinyl siding opting will provide a low maintenance exterior to your home but choosing insulated siding … [Read more...]

Hanover: Preparing Your Home For Winter

Summer has quickly turned to fall here in New England, and as I sit on my porch on this gorgeous fall afternoon making my own to-do list. I am very aware of how fast fall will turn to winter and that there may not be enough time to get everything done on my list. Projects you should be considering and doing now to get ready include: Gutter Cleaning, Installing Gutter Protection Storm … [Read more...]

Scituate: Special Double Offer (Vinyl Windows & Hunter Douglas Shades)

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CAT Exteriors is proud to be partnering with our friends at Inspiring Windows (Hanover Ma) to bring you 2 SPECIAL OFFERS! Vinyl Replacement Windows Starting at $399 Installed Call CAT EXTERIORS for details on having NEW Vinyl Replacement windows installed and start saving on Energy Bills. Purchases may be eligible for Tax Rebates. Call for details. (Limited time offer) 781-924-5018     *     … [Read more...]

Weymouth: House Wrap: What it is and how you use it.

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By: Terry Quinn, CS, CAPS, CGR, VSI (CAT Exteriors. Hanover Ma) Vinyl Siding is not Water proof! So you need an underlayment to protect your house when moisture gets under the siding. That’s why we use house wrap. House wrap is a synthetic material used in building today to replace standard tar paper underlayment hat was used in years past.   It is a weather-resistant barrier that … [Read more...]

Kingston: Roofing Shingles – What’s the different?

3tab Certainteed Shingles

3-Tab Shingles compared to Architectural Shingles           By: Terry Quinn, CS, CAPS, CGR, VSI (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) Choosing a shingle style can be tough. Manufactures like GAF and Certainteed have several different options, but two of the most popular choices we see clients deciding between right now are: 3-Tab and Architectural … [Read more...]

Braintree: Five Vinyl Siding Accessories you MUST have!

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By: Allison Q Guido, CS Every vinyl siding job can be either basic or it can have added accessories that will make your house not only look better, function better, but also save you money on your heating and cooling costs. House-wrap. Siding is not water proof so you want to make sure you have a barrier between the siding and your sheathing. The wrap deflects water away from the sheathing, … [Read more...]

Weymouth, Ma: How to tell if you need a new roof or a roof repair.

By: Terry Quinn, CS, CAPS, CGR, VSI Like most products roofing has a shelf life. If properly installed and ventilated, most asphalt roof shingles should out last the warranted life span listed. But there are several things that can limit a roofs life and there are ways of telling if it’s time to consider having some work done to your roof.  The age of the shingles. You will find many … [Read more...]

Quincy: Window Performance Ratings Label and How to Understand Them

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By: Terry Quinn, CS There is very value information on each of your new windows. These labels can help you determine how well a product will perform the functions of helping to cool your home in the summer, warm your building in the winter, keep out wind, and resist condensation.* Starting from the top left and going left to right and top to bottom there are 5 ratings and we will explain … [Read more...]

Pembroke: What’s the Truth About Vinyl Siding

How much do you really know about vinyl siding? Many homeowners are sure they know the ins and outs of vinyl siding, only to be surprised by the facts. Let’s take a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions and get to the truth! Myth #1: Vinyl siding fades in the sun. The truth revealed: If you have vinyl siding installed in Pembroke, you’ll discover that the color lasts for … [Read more...]

Quincy: Replacement Windows Mean Warmer Houses

It’s hard to believe it right now, but winter is right around the corner. As a Quincy homeowner, you’re interested in ways to make your home more comfortable and save money. One of the options you should be considering is replacement windows. Keeping warm in winter in Quincy is no joke. Home heating experts tell us that one of the biggest challenges to keeping a home warm and comfortable is … [Read more...]