Certainteed Siding Job In Newton

Certainteed Siding Job In Newton

DLM Remodeling was in Newton last week completing a siding job for these local residents. Brand new siding is absolutely amazing for homeowners as it brings their home back to life. The siding which covers a majority of a home can wear down over time.

With this specific job, the homeowners decided to go with certainteed cedar impressions vinyl shingle siding in Newton MA. It has brought some great color to the property!

Please feel free to check out the images below with the new vinyl siding installed.

For more information about DLM Remodeling and our siding service, please feel free to reach out! We can be contacted over the phone at  781-789-8827 or fill out an online contact form!

 

 

Signs That It’s Time To Upgrade Your Siding

For so many homeowners, there is a list of things that people are saving money away for home improvements. There always seems to be a “next thing” that you’re going to do with you home. One item we want to suggest and that often gets overlooked is siding. But, when should you check out the quality of your siding? Check out the signs below:

1.) Continued Painting: High quality siding has the ability to keep its color and shape for around 10 years. If you find yourself needing to continuously paint, it may be time to consider a replacement.

2.) Rotting & Warping: Looking around and examining the exterior of your home is a great way to see if there are any underlying issues. Before you go outside, grab a screw driver to help you investigate. One thing you should be looking out for is rotting boards, or warped siding. When you find siding which looks warped, take the screwdriver to poke around underneath. If you find that their is rotting, or soft spots, replacement siding may be your best bet.

3.) Holes: This may be a more obvious and easy to find issue, but look for any sized holes. These are often created by insects and can often allow unwanted water and friends into your home.

4.) Bubbles Inside: Siding of a home is designed to keep water outside of your house. If you notice that their are bubbles forming on your inside walls, this can be a sign that water has been trapped in your siding.

5.) Mold/Fungus Growth:  Mold and fungus growth on you siding may not be the end of the world for your siding but it’s important because there could be another underlying issue. Mold growth could be a sign that water has made its way inside your wall. If you notice this, look around to see what’s causing it.

6) Dry Rot: With the screwdriver that you have with you, walk around and lightly tap various sections of the siding. Doing this allows you to check for any dry rot before there are more visual signs that appear. Dry rot is so dangerous because all the rotting occurs beneath the surface until it eats away so much that the only think left is the exterior siding portion.

7) Growing Heating Or Cooling Bills: There could be a wide variety of reasons that your heating or cooling bill has skyrocketed but it’s important that you figure out why this is happening. Look at your roof, doors, windows, insulation and siding as anyone of these could be the reason for unwanted air entering and exiting your home.

DLM Remodeling is a happy to provide customers throughout Massachusetts with their vinyl siding installations. For more information about our service or how we can help you, please feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out an online contact form.

Myths About Vinyl & Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows are one of the more popular and efficient options out there for people that are thinking of replacing their windows. For one reason or another, there are a few myths that get thrown around in regard to vinyl. We want you to be as educated and knowledgeable as possible, so here are the biggest myths that we hear about in regard to vinyl.

Vinyl Is Only White: There are so many different options when it comes to vinyl windows. You have the option to choose different colors and styles to fit your exact wants. When looking for new windows, vinyl allows you to get efficient but also beautiful results.

Vinyl Doesn’t Recycle: Vinyl can be melted down and remolded repeatedly! More then 18 million pounds of post-consumer vinyl is actually being recycled annually.

Vinyl Helps Increase Building Fire Risk: The greatest reasons that buildings have fires is when too much heat and carbon monoxide build up. But, vinyl is made up from 57% salt, which can actually help slowdown fires.

Vinyl Doesn’t Last The Test Of Time: Modern technology and improvements has actually transformed vinyl to be one of the longest lasting materials on the market. Many manufacturers now give lifetime warranty’s because vinyl windows truly is a great investment that lasts for generations.

For more information about vinyl window installation, please feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out our online contact form.

 

Benefits Of New Front Door

white front doorAll home improvements provide a variety of different benefits to a home owner. Some provide more perks then others but DLM Remodeling wanted to dive into some of the perks that can arise when replacing your current front door with a high quality one.

Energy Bills: A lot of old current doors have broken seels and leaks. This leads to increased energy bills because heating and cooling has to work harder. Drop down those soaring energy bills with the help of a brand new door.

Curb Appeal: A poorly looking and constructed door can honestly be spotted from a mile away. Choose the perfect style and color to help accent your home.

Security: An old or poorly constructed door can lead to security issues. A newly installed door provides a safety benefit to stop any easy break ins.

Noise: If you live on a busy area of town or just seem to hear alot that goes on outside, an old doorway could be the reason. A new high quality door from a DLM manufacturer is insulated and helps limit any noise from coming inside.

Resale: If you’re selling your home, you don’t want the front door to be a piece of junk. People looking at your house will be walking straight through this door to explore your home. It can increase your homes value and create a positive first impression.

DLM Remodeling offers a range of high quality doors from leading manufacturing companies such as Andersen Windows & Doors & Harvey Building Products. It’s important that our customers not only get the best services but the best products available.

For more information about DLM Remodeling, please feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out our online contact form.

Ideas For Window Treatments

After installing your beautiful, high quality windows with DLM Remodeling you need to take the following actions to make them look as good as possible from the inside. While our windows are extremely beautiful, there are things you can add that will aesthetically bring everything together with the decor inside.

There are so many different things you can do from curtains, drapes shutters and more! Window treatments come in so many different shapes and sizes but the worst thing you can do is leaving a huge bare spot open whether your windows sit. Over the years of working with replacement windows, we have accumulated some of the more popular window treatments.

window treatment plantPlants: Plants are extremely organic and beautiful and can work within a wide range of window types. They add that natural touch and only require a little watering here and there. Another bonus which doesn’t hurt is that they offer fresh oxygen to freshen up the air in your home.

Full-length curtains: Curtains come in many different, lengths, styles and colors but one more popular option that we see is full-length curtains. They are very helpful for bedrooms to block out the sun. Additionally a full-length curtain can make a window the anchor and main feature of a room while also making the window as a whole look taller.

Bench Seats & Pillows: If you have bay windows, a bench seat can be absolutely perfect. Along with your bench seat, a few well placed and organized pillows can make the worlds of difference. If your bench seat is wooden, then look into purchasing a custom cushion. It is an easy way with your pillows to transform this space into a magical one.

 

 

 

Tips To Reduce Window Condensation

Window condensation isn’t something that all homeowners deal but for those that do, it can be very frustrating. Why is condensation building up on your windows and what can you do to fix it?

Condensation is simply water droplets that build up on either the inside or outside of the windows in your home. The cause of it is usually when warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface(your windows).

What Can I Do To Reduce Condensation On My Window?

  • Having air circulate through your home is a great way to fight condensation build up. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms that have high moisture levels will usually see the most condensation.
  • Be sure that your basement and attic are also very well ventilated. Built up condensation can also result is something worse… mold!
  • Opening your windows and blinds will help improve air flow. When the sun starts shinning down, this can also help remove any moisture build up.

Besides these easy tips, it is important that your windows are properly fitted into their frames and that they are also well insulated. Inexperienced or corner-cutting contractors can sometimes do these things. For more information about new construction windows please feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out our online contact form.

Winchester MA Window, Door & Siding job

DLM Remodeling was in Winchester MA last week and finished a job for these homeowners. This homeowner got a major upgrade on the exterior of their home with an upgrade on their old windows, doors and clapboard!

Windows: New Anderson casment windows with composite trim surrounds from factor

Door: New therma tru fiberglass doors

Clapboard upgrade: Removed old clapboard and installed all new James Hardie board / prepainted. Also, we changed all upper trim with Harvey board.

Great job by our team at DLM and it looks awesome! This homeowner was extremely excited to have his home warm, clean and maintenance free! Below shows how the house looked both before and after. The new siding, windows and doors really transforms this house into a thing of beauty!

For more information about DLM and our construction work, please feel free to give us a call at 781-223-6629 or fill out our online contact form.

New Outdoor Remodeling Project

DLM Remodeling finished up a nice new outdoor remodeling project for these homeowners. Incorporated throughout this job was new siding, new windows, new trim and a brand new deck with a screen porch. We took a couple images, one being before the job started and the other one being after. Feel free to check them out below.

These two pictures cannot even capture the transformation for this house. A run-down looking home from the outside now looks beautiful outside and inside. The deck and screen porch area offers extra entertaining space, and family space.

For more information about DLM Remodeling please feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out our online contact form.

Waltham MA Farmers Porch

Last week, DLM Remodeling worked with local Waltham MA residents on a brand new farmers porch. This homes new farmers porch was made using all Trex composite decks and railing products. For some people, there is nothing better a lounging area outside. This great new area provides a hang out and maintenance free space!

DLM Remodeling provides residents with decks and patio enclosures to enhance and expand the living space on your home. Our decks services can be made of any size, shape or materials. With Trex Decking you know that we are using the best products in the business. We have the versatility, ability and experience to achieve your vision.

For more information on DLM Remodeling’s deck and porch services, please feel to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out our online contact form.

How to Pick the Right Paint Color for A Room

How many times have you wanted to paint a room but stop short in your tracks because you fear that you will choose the wrong color?  If you’re deciding on which colors to choose in your home, you may find the following tips helpful.  New to DLM Remodeling’s list of home improvement services, is interior painting.  Their highly trained technicians have the knowledge and tools to get the job done right.  Contact DLM Remodeling for a free in-home consultation and estimate, and finally get the home of your dreams!

When deciding on the perfect paint color for a room…

Consider the elements in the room – Flooring, rugs, furniture, and upholstery can all suggest a color direction, make the wall color the last thing you choose.  There are thousands of colors to choose from and it’s easier to find a wall color that matches a rug, than a rug that matches a wall color.

Consider the mood you want to set – Do you want the room to feel calm and peaceful, such as a bedroom, or do you want it to have an energizing vibe, such as a family room?  Deciding on the mood that you want to set in the room is a great place to start and will narrow down your color options.

Consider the size of the room – In smaller rooms, sticking to lighter colors will make them look bigger and create an open, airy feel.  Although, this doesn’t mean that the room has to be strictly white.  Paint a colorful accent wall, or tone it down with some darker furniture or accent pieces.

Take paint samples home – Home improvement stores often add extra lighting in their paint isles.  Make sure you know how the paint will look under the lighting conditions in your home.

Don’t examine a paint sample against a white wall – The way a color looks is affected by the colors surrounding it.  By comparing samples against white often causes them to appear darker, prompting many people to choose a lighter color.  Try comparing samples against furniture or flooring for a better perspective.

Check painted areas in natural AND artificial light – When testing out a paint on a wall in your home, make sure to view it at different times throughout the day.  The way a color may look in the morning in natural light, may look completely different at night in artificial light.

Take into account how your rooms flow – There should be cohesion between rooms that give way to one another.  Decide on a desired breaking point between each room before you start painting to create and even flow throughout your home.

Use a personal color viewer – This is an easy-to-use interactive color visualization tool that allows you to view how different colors will look in a room.  By uploading your own photos, or choosing a number of images available online, you can quickly go through thousands of colors to find the perfect one.

Invest in kid-friendly – If you have little ones in the house, consider using a high quality, washable, low-VOC paint, in a semi-gloss finish.  This will ensure for easy cleanup if your children decide to use the walls as their own personal canvas.

The overall decision on paint color is very personal.  Your home should reflect who you are and what you love.  As long as you pick colors that make you feel happy, you can’t go wrong.  Don’t be scared! Paint is not permanent and you can always change it!

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