Quincy: Window Maintenance Tips

Harvey Vinyl Replacement Window

Summertime is the perfect time to wash the winter grime off your windows and let in the fresh air. But did you know that windows actually require a little more maintenance than just a simple soap and wipe? Boost the longevity of your windows with these annual maintenance checks:   Vinyl and Metal Windows 1. Examine the edges. Take a close look at your window and frames. Rubber seals … [Read more...]

Abington: What qualities do professional remodelers provide to a home renovation?

Once again May was named national Home improvement month. The National Association of Home Builders says “Whether it’s tips for why, when and how to choose a professional remodeler or promoting your remodelers council’s directory of remodelers, May is the time to celebrate the remodeling industry.” And our team here at CAT Exteriors have been talking to many homeowners who are ready to get … [Read more...]

Rockland: Deck Framing

Joist Hanger

Believe it or not there are many different parts and components that go into to building a safe and secure deck. Most homeowners understand the basics of what decks are made of: footings, framing, deck boards and railings. But there are so many more little details that can really make or literally break your deck. It is estimated that there are approximately 40 million decks in the United … [Read more...]

Weymouth: What is insulated siding?

Certainteed Cedar Board

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.

Green Guard Raindrop

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...]