By now you’ve heard about the Federal Tax Credit for 30% off energy efficient improvements for up to $1500.  The question is do you know how to maximize it? Here is a quick check list to help you make sure you do not miss out on the tax credit for windows and doors: Does the […]

When it comes to roof leaks in New England, flatter roofs generally have more problems.  Flatter roofs on areas such as porches, dormers, additions, and commercial buildings deal with slower drainage, more water pooling, and more wind-driven rain issues.  All of these can lead to roof leakage and serious damage. We are constantly asked by home and […]

 According to Money Magazine the small town of Hopkinton, MA is one of the top 100 places to live  in the United States.  Hopkinton is an area we complete a whole lot of projects. Hopkinton is a  neighboring town of Ashland where our office is located.  Over the years we’ve met hundreds of  home and business owners in Hopkinton […]

Commission wind, hail and ice add up to about 32% of the insurance claims made by    homeowners.  This number is especially staggering since many sections of the U.S. don’t    see frequent hail storms, and other sections don’t have climates that produce ice dams.      Add another 14.3% for water damage and it’s […]

 Roofers in Massachusetts have their work cut out for them.  Every season presents it’s own weather  conditions that make it difficult to keep a leak proof roof.  Here are 4 of the essential things that all  responsible roofing contractor in massachusetts will provide without question.  #1:  Don’t skimp on High Quality Ice and Water Shield: Ice Dams […]

I was recently asked by Jim Cory from Replacement Contractor Magazine to comment on the growth of fiber cement siding in New England, specifically Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  Here’s the article: High Fiber by Jim Cory Demand for fiber cement set to grow at twice the rate of the replacement siding marketBy Jim […]

Central Mass Fall Worcester Home Show October 23rd – 25th, 2009 DCU Center Worcester, MA Friday Oct 23rd 5:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday Oct 24th 10:00am to 8:00pm Sunday Oct 25th 11:00am to 5:00pm Fall Rhode Island Home Show Here we’ll have 2 booths.  One booth will display Fiber Cement siding products, and the other booth […]

Over the past couple of years a few companies have popped up in new England that claim  to offer some sort of lifetime paint product.  They say, “Never paint your home again!”  or something catchy like that. Sounds like a great idea right? But is it too good to be true? You may think the […]

 New England is a region known for its traditional buildings. Although many local historical  councils have strict regulations on what building materials can be used to restore a building,  many traditional buildings are not regulated by these commissions. In such cases it’s  becoming more and more prevalent for building owners to have fiber cement  siding installed to […]

 There have never been more incentives to replace your windows or doors than there is right now!  You might be  thinking “that’s quite the sales pitch,” but it’s actually true. Here are 5 ways you can save money by replacing your windows this fall.  #1 Federal Tax Credit: Although Cash-For-Clunkers has stolen some of the the thunder, the federal tax […]