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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.

 

 

 

How Frequently Should My Residential Windows Be Replaced?

Living in a home with old windows is not the most optimal situation for a home owner. From the eye appeal to being energy efficient, getting new replacement windows can do wonders. But usually after how long, should you look into getting new windows? Do windows have a life expectancy?

If your current windows are over 15 years old, you should seriously consider replacing them. Obviously this number isn’t set in stone as some windows could wear and tear sooner and some may last longer. The quality of window and environment that you live in also will change how long your windows can last. While the number of years is important, it is just the first sign that you should look into other aspects of your windows.

Can you here noises from inside that you never could before? When you walk past your window do you ever feel a draft, even when the windows are shut? Is the appearance of your home brought down just from your windows? Read our blog about when you should replace your windows to learn more.

If you come across a situation where you are still not sure or if you would like to replace some windows, reach out to DLM. We can be contacted over the phone at 781-223-6629 or through our online contact form.

Preparing Your Home for Replacement Windows

Deciding to get replacement windows throughout your home is very exciting. The overall appearance of your home will improve, your energy bills will go down and uncomfortable cold and heat will be left away. If you have made your decision and purchase, you will need to prepare your home for installers. This way, the process will be as smooth and efficient as possible.

Create a Path

The window contractors need their access to windows to be as easy as possible. New windows will be coming in and older windows will be coming out, so it is important that the windows and furniture are as safe as possible. Also, be sure that any stairs in your home are completely clear of obstacles. Removing window dressings or system sensors on the windows will quicken up the process.

If Away, Allow Access

If you are away during the installation process, even for a little while, be sure that your contractors have access into the house. You don’t want to delay the process, by leaving anyone stranded. You can discuss your schedule with your contractor, so they are provided with any access they need. It also helps to chain up or kennel any dogs so they aren’t in danger of running away or getting in the way. 

During the installation process, DLM Remodeling with provide any further helpful tips to get ready for replacement windows. For more information, please feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out our online contact form

 

Dave Merrifield on Local Radio Ad

DLM Remodeling’s David Merrifield was featured on a local radio ad discussing why he uses Concord and Little Lumber and Anderson Windows! If you visited our website within the past few months, we had the audio available to listen to at the bottom of the homepage. 

This radio ad is back up and running! If you happen to be listening to 100.7 WZIx keep an eye out for our very own Dave Merrifield.

Cedar Shingles – Look the part without the maintenance & price tag

Affordable shingles and siding, the real look without the maintenance and price tag!

DLM Recently re-did a house siding for a homeowner in Arlington, MA. For this job, we used Certainteed Cedar Impressions Vinyl Siding. This siding looks just like real shingles but without the maintenance required from real shingles. These are an excellent alternative to wood, and they’re more affordable as well! If you’re interested in making your home beautiful without breaking the bank, these may be your best bet! They come in 5 and 7 inch sizes. If your shingles or siding is looking rundown or even a little dingy, DLM Remodeling are the pros who can take care of everything you might need while offering excellent quality and affordable prices.
Call us today and we’ll be sure to have you glad you did. 781-789-8827

3 Seasons Room Addition in Waltham, MA

The guys at DLM Remodeling were happy to stick around Waltham, MA last week to build a 3 Seasons room addition to this already beautiful home. The room was built with 3-inch insulated walls to help control the temperature of the room throughout the various seasons. We used shingles that matched the rest of the house so that the addition did not stand out awkwardly, but rather blends in nicely.

 

Many people enjoy the comfort of a 3 season room added to their home because it offers a sanctuary of natural light into their home, without having to worry about the weather outdoors. They are also a great idea to add extra space in a house without the cost of paying for a full addition. Whether you are looking for a 3 Seasons Room, a screened in porch or just a simple deck, DLM Remodeling has 25 years of experience in the industry to help you get the job done right the first time. Contact us today to get a free estimate on any home remodeling project. 781-789-8827

Busy Week of Remodeling in Massachusetts

DLM Remodeling saw a wave of people contact us in recent weeks looking to get some last minute fixes and home remodeling projects completed before the dreaded winter. This time of year, we generally see a lot of window replacement projects because home owners are looking to cut down on their heating bill expenses. This past week we worked on a few homes in Braintree, MA to replace some windows and doors.

Replacement Vinyl Siding & Windows in Braintree, MA

At this home in Braintree, MA, we pretty much remodeled the entire exterior of the home to help improve on their insulation and heating bills. First we installed all new certainteed vinyl siding with cedar impressions on the front, follow but the installation some new Harvey classic replacement windows with all composite brick-mold, sill factory applied, giving this home a nice clean look.

ThermaTru Fiberglass Replacement Door in Braintree

Replacement Bow Window Remodeling in Braintree, MA

Sticking in Braintree, we installed a beautiful replacement Bow Window and a replacement mahogany front door. This energy efficient Therma-tru mahogany front entry door is made of fiberglass, looks beautiful and will help keep your home nice and cozy this winter. The Bow Windows we installed is tied to soffit and is all composite for maintenance free care!

Later in the week we made a trip up to Newburyport to install these Harvey majesty black exterior windows with Full screen FDL grilles.

Harvey Black Exterior Replacement Windows in Newburyport, MA

Lastly, we had a kitchen remodeling project close by in Waltham, MA where we installing Shaker style cabinets that give this kitchen a very crisp, clean look. We also installed some beautiful black granite counter tops and a new tile floor to bring the whole project together.

Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Waltham, MA

DLM Remodeling Contractors have been providing remodeling services like Kitchen Remodeling, Vinyl Siding Replacement, Deck Construction and Replacement Windows, in Massachusetts for over 25 years. We have the knowledge and tools to help you with any of your home renovation projects. Give us a call today to talk to Dave or Steve and get a free estimate! 781-789-8827

Enclosed Porch Remodeling in Newton, MA

Summer is long over but its never too late to start planning for next season. This year in Massachusetts we saw record numbers of mosquitoes that swarmed the area and ruined any type of outdoor events you had planned. Some homeowners were sick of the mosquitoes and decided to take action now. One of the best ways to enjoy time in the fresh air but still be protect from mosquitoes is to remodel your porch to be enclosed with screens. Here is a home in Newton, MA that we recently did some enclosed porch construction.

The enclosed porch not only can protect you from any unwanted insects, but it can also provide a nice place to get shade on a hot summer day. Personally, we enjoy the enclosed porch as a place to have a morning coffee and read the newspaper. DLM Remodeling has decades of experiences working with decks and porches so that you get the exact final product that you were looking for. Our crew is fast, friendly, diligent, and we always pick up our mess!

Give us a call 781-789-8827 for a free estimate