Replacement Windows

Reading MA Vinyl Siding Job

reading ma house new sidingEarlier this spring, DLM Remodeling upgraded a home in Reading MA that had old siding. The appearance of the house was slowly deteriorating and it was time for a remodeling project to get underway.

To make this house look almost brand new from the outside we installed:

  • Certainteed Vinyl Siding
  • New Composite Wood Upper Trim
  • Window Casing

The transformation for these homeowners is absolutely night and day!

For more information about any of our siding installation in Massachusetts please feel free to reach out. DLM Remodeling is a skilled and leading remodeling company that offers vinyl and James Hardie siding.

We can be contacted over the phone at 781-789-8827 or through our online contact form.


Front Door Installation Wakefield MA

DLM Remodeling was in Wakefield Massachusetts and provided these local homeowners with a complete house renovation. With many of the visible problems seen in the photos below you can see that this house was in major need of help. We came in and installed Harvey new construction window with built in trim and also new James Hardie Siding.

The results are truly amazing as broken down siding and windows can make your house look years and years older then it has to. With a nice blue James Hardie install this home looks almost brand new.

For more information about any of our services please feel free to reach out. DLM Remodeling can be contacted over the phone at 781-789-8827 or through our online contact form.


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.

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.

Poor Windows after Buying New Home

Throughout the years, we have had a few new home owners come to us looking for a window replacement. Many of these people have been cheated during the buying process and didn’t inspect there windows correctly or even at all. Many of the problems our customers have include:

  • Completely worn out and old windows that rattle loudly.
  • Windows that are extremely drafty and bring cold and uncomfortable air into your home.
  • Windows that are difficult to open and close and others that just wont stay open.
  • Heavy set windows that can be extremely tedious and difficult to clean.
  • High set and outrageously high heating and air conditioning bills.

Reasons like these may not be easily noticeable and it’s why it’s critical to check the quality of your windows before purchasing. Buying a home in this condition can led to unneeded additional costs.

Be sure to save yourself the hassle and time of this process! If you encounter a situation where you are blindsided, DLM Remodeling is one of best in the business when it comes to new window replacements. We offer the highest brands in the business and have some the highest skilled and quality workers out there.

Replacement Windows in Reading, MA

The DLM Remodeling Contractors were in Reading, MA last week. This house had a lovely porch that the family loved spending time in and using. The old screen windows weren’t cutting it for the family. Older Windows bring down the look and feel of a home and truly run up heating and electricity bills. Brand new windows can make a house look new again and will remove any unwanted draft.

DLM & the home owners went with new Harvey “slimline” replacement windows. Below we have attached some before and after images of the screen porch. The porch being the first thing anyone sees when entering or walking past this home got a major upgrade with high quality replacement windows.

To learn more about our replacement windows process and products, check out our replacement windows page or give us a call at  781-789-8827.


Spring Replacement Window Season

Spring is often the time of the year where home owners awake from there winter slumber and begin working on their house again. This ranges from cleaning up inside or outside or looking into some home improvement. After Massachusetts snowiest winter on record, we understand that homes and windows have surely taken a beating. This is a great time to think about any replacement windows you could add to your home.

Old windows have aged an extra few years after this winter which means they look a little for the wear and also aren’t performing to the abilities they should. With DLM remodeling, we can upgrade your windows to ensure your air conditioning and cool temperatures don’t leak outside during a blazing hot summer day.

DLM uses the best and highest quality products in the business between Harvey Windows and Anderson Windows. We also offer a range of options including vinyl replacement windows, wood replacement windows and new construction windows.

Its getting warmer outside, and summer is right around the corner. If you are considering home improvement options and want to learn more about our replacement window or other construction services please feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out a contact form.

Andover, MA

Andover MA Harvey WindowsDLM was in Andover, MA last week installing 9 new Harvey vinyl patio doors in a beautiful 3 season room. This is a great idea for any room to walk out into the yard, while still being able to use 10 months of the year! 

New Harvey Patio doors can transform your porch / deck living area into a new space to live in. Perfect for entertaining family and friends during a spring, summer or fall outing.  

For more information about DLM Remodeling and our window replacement and installation services, feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out a contact form.

Malden Window Replacement

Here we have before and after images from a recent job. The is a 30 unit condo in Malden where we are using the new and much improved Harvey vinyl rolling  windows throughout. Spray foam insulated with new aluminum trim on exterior. It is quite a difference inside and outside. The pictures below don’t show the true story between then and now.

We continue to work on residential window replacements up into the North Shore. From private homes to condominiums, we do it all. If you would like to learn more about any of our services feel free to give us a call at 781-789-8827 or fill out a contact form.