0Picture099185HancockWhat We Did

  • Removed and Replaced all Exterior Cedar Siding and Aluminum Siding
  • Removed Tab Composite Roofing Shingles
  • Installed new Architectural Certainteed Roofing Shingles
  • Exterior Painting with Sherwin Williams Resilience Exterior Paint




1img031This 200 year old building in Cambridge, Massachusetts was in need of some serious care. The building located in a historical district had been abused and mistreated over the years and lost its original historical integrity.






3img029The owners wanted to bring the building back to its 1700’s beauty and so did the historical commission of the neighborhood. As historical contracting specialists we were able to meet with historical commission and owners to provide a long lasting siding solution while at the same time maintaining the original historical integrity of the siding.





4Picture101To start we removed the old aluminum siding and discovered older failing cedar siding. When the siding was removed it exposed failing sheathing and rotten wood that needed to be replaced. Plywood sheathing was installed and Tyvek HomeWrap® was applied to protect the house from moisture damage and wind.





5img032Being local siding contractors, we were able to provide the perfect siding option which is resistant to rot and will hold exterior paint for up to 20 years or more. This siding is a fiber cement siding made by FC company, called FCPlank Siding.





6Picture095Fibercement siding contractors, such as United Home Experts, are certified siding installers and we take extra care when installing it. Especially in a historical town like Cambridge, MA, the details mattered.





7img033The goal was to achieve the original look while, at the same time, creating a low maintenance siding solution that looks like wood. To achieve this we also used Cellular PVC trim boards them used Sherwin Williams exterior paint to finish the building off. As experienced MA painters, the finish looks amazing.






8Picture096We also replaced the existing 3-tab roofing material with architectural roof shingles by CertainTeed roofing based in Norwood MA. As certified Massachusetts SELECT Shingle Roofers®, we were able to offer a 20-year warranty on the roof. Most roofing contractors in MA will only give a 5-year warranty at best. The mansard roof took extra care to make sure the historical look was maintained.




0Picture099185HancockIn the end we were able turn a neglected and abused historical house into its original look using modern fiber cement siding, lifetime paint coatings, and long lasting roof. This historical Cambridge neighborhood was very happy with the transformation from old ugly aluminum siding to new freshly painted FC siding. They were especially impressed a local contracting company could do all aspects of the siding, roofing and painting.