What We Did
- FC® Shingles
- Soffit & crown molding repair
- New basement windows: Simonton® 5500
- Exterior painting: Sherwin Williams®
This Cambridge, MA exterior project included a whole array of different projects. The customer decided to use FC® un-primed individual shingles with laced corners and an 8″ exposure.
We first started with the surface preparation for the project and removed all existing siding. Our carpenters then repaired and replaced many rotted areas of sheathing.
Next we applied all new Tyvek® home wrap, anodized aluminum drip caps for window/door trim flashing, and stainless steel ring shank siding fasteners.
Cellular PVC was applied to a number of areas including all windows frames, all crown molding in front and back of gables, newly replaced soffit bead boards that were rotting, and door frames to all doors leading outside.
The 8 new basement windows that were installed were white Simonton 5500 series®, double pane, low-e with argon glazing. These are very energy efficient and are surely to save money on energy in the years to come.
Lastly, it was time to paint the newly installed shingles. Our painters used a tinted latex primer to the dark topcoat color the customer desired. Only 1 coat of paint is required with this preparation technique. We also did a partial re-glaze of all windows that were missing putty. We applied the paint to all body, trim, and doors. The metal garage door was prepped a bit differently, and included 1 coat of metal primer and 1 coat of latex paint. All are surely to breathe new light into this property.