Moving or Remodeling?

By: Allison Guido We meet homeowners all the time who are debating moving or remodeling. Trying to decide if you should invest in your current home or look for a new home to buy is a big decision. The question that always comes up is if remodeling is "worth it?" Here are some of the questions we tell our homeowners to ask themselves... Are the bones of your house good?a. Is the … [Read more...]

Deck Lighting Options

By: Nicole Patri With summer just around the corner, our deck projects have been in full swing. Who doesn't want to spend the warm summer days on their decks? A great way to transform your deck into a functional area for both night and day is to install lighting. From creating ambiance to having a greater sense of security, lighting your deck brings your space to life. There are many … [Read more...]

Should Stay in my Home During a Remodel?

By: Nicole Patri Remodeling can be an emotional process, especially when deciding if you should stay in your home or live away while construction is taking place. In most cases, staying or leaving is a personal choice. However, some remodels will almost certainly have you looking for temporary housing. You should be sure to consider all the ups and downs that come with living on site while … [Read more...]

Understanding the Remodeling Roller Coaster

By: Nicole Patri Remodeling is exciting and nothing beats the feeling of a finished project. The remodeling process is also an emotional roller coaster. Our team hopes by detailing some of the feelings associated with parts of the process, you will feel more comfortable with the emotions that come up. Emotions can range from inconvenient to downright stressful depending on your … [Read more...]

Why does Azek come with a logoed film on it?

Azek wrapped Pressure Treated Posts PVC trim products have been replacing wood for the last few years. Because of the durability and longevity these products have become a popular option for many homeowners who want to invest in their homes but do not want to spend a lot of time and additional money on maintenance. Because it is easy milled, does not require painting (although you can paint … [Read more...]

How is COVID effecting the cost of my project?

By Craig Guido The recent months have led to a lot of volatility in the building and remodeling market.  Prices for materials like Lumber, Roofing, siding, and many other products we use in our client’s homes have spiked.   Due to a lot of factors in the past year we have seen some materials increase by 100% from the same time last year.  We have not seen this much of a … [Read more...]

Why You Should Consider a Storm Door

There are many reasons you might want a storm door on your house and there are many options available. A storm door will protect you existing exterior door.  Maybe you have an older door that you want to protect or help from being drafty.  Although many storm doors do not have much insulation value, they can help an existing door that is drafty.  The additional barrier between … [Read more...]

Is PVC trim expensive?

Azek Exteriors It was common practice to build homes thru even the early 2000’s using pine wood trim on the exterior of the windows, doors and trim of the house.  There are even some builders who are still building new homes with pine exterior trim. But with the advances in technology better options have become available at reasonable price points.   While, a less expensive option … [Read more...]

Should I go with composite or vinyl deck railings?

When planning for your deck project many homeowners decide to select low maintenance materials, like composite deck over pressure treated. When choosing railings many homeowners have a harder time deciding which type of low maintenance materials is best for them. Two of the most common options we deal with are composite and vinyl railings.  What are the differences between composite and … [Read more...]

What do I need a building permit for?

For most remodeling projects you will need a Building Permit from the town. There are some exceptions to this but the general rule is building permits are required to “construct, re-construct, alter, repair, remove, or demolish a building or structure; or to change the use or occupancy of a building or structure. Some of the current exceptions to permitting that we work … [Read more...]