What We Did

 

  • Removed and Replaced all Exterior Cedar Siding
  • Interior Painting on New Window Trim
  • Installed FC Select Cedar Mill
  • Installed Cellular PVC trim
  • Painted with Sherwin Williams Resilience Paint
  • Simonton Generations Window

Details

This 1990’s Cape Cod style home in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts was in need of some serious care. The cedar siding was installed originally and after only 15 years has been painted over three times and was in need of another paint job.

The customers were fed up with the continual cycle of scrape paint and repeat. They wanted a more permanent low maintenance solution but did not want the low quality look of vinyl siding. The goal was to achieve the beauty and look of real wood, without using ugly vinyl and still getting low maintenance siding.

The other problem was windows that did not insulate. They were thrilled to know that as a local contractor, United could handle all facets of the project providing exactly what they needed in low maintenance siding and thermal efficient replacement windows.

We first removed the cedar clapboard siding that was not holding paint. As local siding contractors in Massachusetts, we are experienced in removing all types of siding, from Cedar clapboard to aluminum siding, from asphalt shingle siding to asbestos siding, and everything in between.

After wrapping the house with a wind and moisture barrier, Tyvek® Homewrap, we were able to maintain the original character and charm by replicating the original architecture of the property.

The customers wanted to maintain the charming look of their Cape Cod style home, so we recommended FC fiber cement siding in clapboard select cedar mill. This fiber cement siding product is designed to look like natural cedar siding without the heavy maintenance that follows.

We are also painting contractors, so the final field finishing of the property gave the house an unmistakably wood look, yet requires the very low-maintenance of a light power washing every few years.

To complement their new low-maintenance siding, we installed low maintenance cellular PVC trim. This trim, sometimes referred to as Azek trim Boards or Tuff Board, is designed to look like a smooth fresh milled piece of high quality pine. To achieve the look the customers were after, we used decorative trim with some contoured detail that really finished the house.

As a Massachusetts window installer, we were able to provide very affordable replacement windows made by Simonton. We even used a special geometric-shaped window over the porch to maximize the cathedral ceiling in the living space. Our window installers replaced the geometrical-shaped window as well as all the energy efficient vinyl replacement windows in the house to maximize their home insulation.

This Shrewsbury, MA couple is very happy with their beautiful new home. They were thankful their neighbor recommended such a full service contracting company. They were thrilled to find a siding company, painters, and window installers all under one local contractor. They recently commented how well their thermal energy efficient windows reduced their heating costs. They said United is their favorite local contractor and would recommend us as a quality Massachusetts contractor.