Window Replacement Job in Medford, MA

Window Replacement Job in Medford, MA

The DLM team was in Medford, MA this past week and we snapped a quick picture for you guys! Before getting to the windows, we touched up all the paint and exterior trim of the house. This brightened up the house and gave it that “newer” look the homeowners were looking for. After that, we installed Harvey classic windows in the house. If you reference the image below, you can see the top window in and the bottom window currently being installed.

Medford Replacement Windows

This homeowner is getting a fresh look to their home while also easier windows to work with and increased energy savings. Winter is right around the corner and these homeowners don’t have to worry about cold drafts leaking into their home. It’s a great feeling when you know that a properly insulated home actually saves you electricity and money.

Contact the experts at DLM Remodeling by giving us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out a contact form to inquire about a job for you.

New Siding & Harvey Vinyl Classic Windows in Waltham

The DLM team was in Waltham this past week and we were able to capture some nice before and after pictures! In the before image you can see how the home was stripped down to all the old siding. Once the siding was stripped down, worked on replacing the windows and installed Harvey vinyl classic windows. We then installed certainteed cedar impressions vinyl shingles on the front of the home and clapboard style on the remainder of the home. Quite a transformation!!!

If your home is looking outdated and not up to par, think about a similar job that this homeowner got. The appearance of a home from the outside is extremely important. If your siding and windows just aren’t cutting it, feel free to reach out to DLM.

If you are interested in a transformation similar to this Waltham homeowner or are interested in much of our other work, feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out our online contact form.

Common Problems with Inexperienced Window Installations

The DLM Remodeling contractors have been working on window replacements for over 25 years. Our team has experience far and above many of the companies in the area. The window industry is so vast with inexperienced contractors and the results are showing up. When looking for a window replacement contractor or if you take this project on by yourself, you should be aware of some frequent problems that can happen. These fundamental errors could result in water leaks, air drafts, structural failures and more:

  1. Poor Caulking – Cleaning: Caulk is a general portion of installing windows. This is the stuff which seals everything together and maintains water and air tightness. This material must be extremely sticky to work properly. What we have seen is installers use caulk and apply it to dirty, unclean surfaces, which results in a poor bond.
  2. Poor Caulking – Tool Use: In order to caulk, most of the time you need to use a proper tool for them to stick. With the proper tools and technique, the result is a pleasing, concave surface. When done improperly, the surface is bumpy and uneven.
  3. Missing the Trim Seal: Many windows systems consist of the windows themselves plus a series of trim pieces. If these pieces become exposed to the outside, it is extremely important that they are sealed to the window. You can tell that your windows have been properly sealed if you can see caulk squeezing out of where the window and trim meet.

These are three out of many mistakes that we see from past window installations. There are more skilled techniques that we have left off the list, but we hope you get the point. It is just important that you choose a contractor with a good track record and ones that you can trust. For more information on window replacement, we would be happy to talk. Feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out a contact form.