Upgrading Your Exterior Landscape

Make your home the ultimate staycation spot by updating it’s exterior! Not only does updating the exterior of your home increase curb appeal it also adds value when you decide to sell.

Working with RemodelWerks Designers you can achieve your landscape dreams. Here are a few things we can offer:

Landscape

The exterior of your home can make a big difference to its value when it comes time to sell. It can even affect how other homes are perceived within your larger neighborhood. At RemodelWerks our Designers collaborate with you to design the landscape of your dreams. There is no limit to what our team can do to improve your home’s landscape.

Roofing

Is your roof beginning to crack, does it have wind damage or other signs of wear and tear? Is it older than 20 years? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for a new roof! At RemodelWerks we use CertainTeed, Landmark Pro, these shingles are the high-quality, reliable choice for beautifying and protecting a home. Let’s face it, roofing might not be the most glamorous facet of custom home building and renovation, but it is an absolute necessity.

Siding

Although installing new siding on your home is an investment, it can pay off by increasing the value of your home if you plan to sell it soon. The material will protect the building from damage and can allow you to sell it for a higher price once you list it on the market. When it comes to siding, RemodelWerks works with the highest-quality products (LP SmartSide and CertainTeed) to ensure you have the best siding options for your home. Vinyl is a widely popular material used for siding, and RemodelWerks is highly skilled at installing this type of siding. Vinyl siding is not your only option, though. Exterior siding comes in a variety of materials.

Deck Addition & Design

Your deck is an extension of your home. It should be as comfortable, functional and beautiful as the rest of your living space. RemodelWerks has the experience and expertise to build you the deck of your dreams. We use 3D Design Technology on all of our Design/Build Projects. We can simulate what your deck will look like so you can decide if it’s exactly what you want before we start preparing the foundation, which is the key component to a safe deck that’s built to code.

Window/Door Replacement

If your home needs new windows and doors, you’ve come to the right place. Doors and windows should make a statement about your home while providing the requisite toughness to combat the elements and any would-be intruders. At the end of the day, the window and door replacement professionals at RemodelWerks will restore the beauty to your home and help you cut back on your energy costs as well.

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Is It Time for A New Roof?

Roofs come in all shapes and sizes —from hip, gable, cross-gable, mansard, cross-hipped and pyramid-hipped to saltbox, gambrel and flat (and this is not even an exhaustive list). RemodelWerks provides superior custom-building services; therefore, no matter what style of roof you are looking for, our team can deliver.

Shingles come in a wide variety, too, for our roofing, we use CertainTeed, Landmark Pro, these shingles are the high-quality, reliable choice for beautifying and protecting a home.  We ensure that the work is performed by our expert team of contractors who are all highly experienced at diagnosing trouble spots and correcting deficiencies in existing roofs.

How do you know if it is time for a new roof? Roofs are constantly being battered by the elements, especially given our harsh New England winters. While regular wear and tear is to be expected, here are some visible indicators that it may be time for a new roof

  • Shingles are curling or worse missing.
  • Moss or algae are present on the roof.
  • The flashing is damaged. Damaged flashing is generally placed around objects that protrude from the roof, such as pipes, chimneys, or the border of other roofs, to carry water away from joints and seams.
  • Issues on the inside of your home – if you can see light around the chimney or there are water spots in the attic or on the ceilings, it may be time for a new roof.
  • If your roof is 20 or more years old, it may very well be time for a new roof.

RemodelWerks can inspect your existing roof to evaluate where it may be deficient so we can diagnose whether it should be replaced. By being proactive rather than reactive to roofing issues, you could reap thousands of dollars in savings over the life of your roof. If you have any concerns that your roof may be failing, call us at 508.925.8895 or contact us today.

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5 Relatively Small Changes for Big Impact to Your Home’s Exterior

Ahead of winter is a great time to give your home’s exterior a much-needed facelift. And, the good news is that giving your home a fresh face is completely doable if you make several smaller changes that can have a big impact!

First up, if you have a wood home, most are made of cedar clapboard, chances are you’ve had to or will need to paint your home’s exterior at some point. Why not ditch the paint in favor of virtually no-maintenance siding? Siding is a great way to update your home’s exterior with a clean, tastefully colorful façade that’s got great curb appeal. Want some more reasons? Check out our blog post on 4 immediate benefits of siding your home.

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With the summer heat and humidity blazing down on us lately, it’s tough to think that in a few short weeks (boy—does summer go fast!) we’ll be heading into the fall. The autumn is a perfect time to embark on home remodeling and custom home building construction projections.

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Learn What You Can Do to Protect Your Roof from the Hot Summer Heat

Is it hot enough for ya today?! With this, the third heat wave of summer 2013, we New Englanders have the tall task of keeping ourselves and our pets cool in the sweltering humidity. But, it’s important, too, to be cognizant of the fact that the summer sun can do a number on our homes.

The heat from the sun can cause a roof to heat up to around scorching 160 degrees Fahrenheit! As nighttime falls, the roof’s surface may get down to a “cool” 90 degrees. Big-time changes like this cause roofing materials to contract and expand. This can result in loose flashing or fasteners that are working double-duty to handle all that pushing and pulling that’s taxing your roof.

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Mass. Real Estate Rebound: Five Areas to Remodel in Anticipation of Home Sale

Has the Massachusetts’ housing market bottomed out? Are home prices on their way toward making the steady climb that will benefit homeowners who are thinking about selling? RemodelWerks thinks it appears so!

According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, August 2012 was the 14th month in a row for year-over-year sales increases. August also represented the first time since spring 2010 when sales exceeded 5,000 homes—that was the last month a federal homebuyer tax credit was in effect, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported this week.

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How to Weatherproof Your Home for Winter

It still feels like summer but the forecast next week calls for cool, refreshing autumn air. The fall will fly by and soon we’ll be into the cold winter months. Don’t wait until then to weatherproof your home.

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It’s Always a Good Time to Address Roof-Repair Issues

We’re thick into of the dog days of summer right now, but remember back to the winter of 2010 when we experienced blistering cold temperatures and staggering snowfall totals. The result: Many roofs collapsed under the weight of all the heavy snow and ice. And, earlier in July 2012, violent thunderstorms, armed with damaging hail and winds, ravaged parts of MetroWest and eastern Massachusetts, doing damage to many homes, including their roofs.

Waiting for roof damage to occur due to a weather event isn’t the best practice. RemodelWerks wants you to consider repairing roof damage before it gets out of control, whether it’s due to normal wear and tear or a cataclysmic event.

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