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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Fall’s Coming Quickly—Get a Jump on Booking Your Remodeling Projects Now!

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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