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Vinyl Siding in Spring

Vinyl siding is one of the best new materials to cover your house in, and there are so many reasons why this is true. Vinyl is a material that does not need to be painted, meaning that there is little maintenance to keeping your home looking as great as the first day you got this siding installed. Similarly, this material is perfect in almost all types of weather climates, meaning that whether you are living in New England or New Mexico, you will be able to revel in the benefits that are bestowed upon vinyl siding.

What Makes the Spring Different?

Did you know that springtime is one of the best times to install your vinyl siding? This is because it’s not too hot and not too cold. During the summertime, it can be so excruciatingly hot, and humid, especially in Massachusetts, and in New England in general. The heat can cause the vinyl to expand slightly. While this is probably more prevalent in the southwest of the United States, it is technically possible that it can happen here as well.

On the other hand, cold weather does the exact opposite. The vinyl material can contract slightly, making the measurements a bit off where they would be during a milder season.

Different Tendencies in the Spring

In the springtime, many people change up what they do. Typically, more time is spent outside, and since there is no snow, lawn work is always a must. Some of the things that may be beneficial to look out for are as follows:

  • Lawnmowers: Lawnmowers can cause problems only if you knock directly into the vinyl or a larger rock flies into the vinyl. This could cause a crack in the material.
  • Soccer Balls: Like above, soccer balls shot rather hard can cause more cracking to your vinyl. One of the things you can do is make sure that your backyard soccer net is not directly on the side of your home.
  • Grills: Grills can get very hot, and this could potentially cause a few problems with your siding, so similarly to directly above, making sure it’s not directly against your wall will be very beneficial.

If you need new siding for your home or need a professional to look at your siding to help determine when you will need new home vinyl siding, feel free to contact us by filling out our contact form or by calling us at 781-899-6353.

When to Replace Vinyl Siding

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If the siding of your home is properly maintained, it should last for decades. However, there comes a time when it is necessary to replace your home’s siding. Check out these signs for when you know it’s time to replace your siding.

  • Holes and cracks on the side of your house is not an attractive sight, this is a major sign that your siding needs to be replaced. If not taken care, unwanted insects can enter your home as well as rain and snow.
  • Another very obvious sign that you need to replace the siding on your house is bubbling. Bubbles in the siding means that water has become trapped under the siding which is not good. One of the main purposes of siding is to keep moisture away from the walls of your home.
  • Throughout the years, your siding can start to develop serious dry rot issues. If you walk around the side of your house and tap on the surface of the siding you should be able to see if there are any weak spots of dry rot.
  • It may be time to replace your siding when you notice severe color fading. Vinyl siding can fade over a long period of time.
  • If moisture is able to enter through your siding, it can result in mold, fungus, and mildew. You should take care of this problem right away, it’s important to make sure that doesn’t mold spread.

If you’re looking to install new siding on your home, contact Three Sons at 781-899-6353 or fill out our contact form online!

Advantages of Vinyl Siding

There are several different options to cover the exterior of your home; some examples include paint, stucco, and cedar. However, vinyl siding is one of the more popular choices for homeowners. Vinyl siding is best known for its low maintenance demand, durability, versatility and it’s affordability. Having a vinyl exterior could increase home value and create a more appealing look as well.

Here are some advantages when you add vinyl siding to you home:

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  • With vinyl siding, the material is lightweight and one of the simpler exterior claddings to install.
  • You won’t have to worry about taking care of vinyl siding as much because it doesn’t need to be scraped and painted every few years. The one thing you will need to do is simply hose down the siding and wipe with a clean cloth to maintain appearance.
  • Another advantage of getting vinyl siding installed is it will prevent heat loss in your home and save money on your energy bill.
  • Vinyl siding is more durable than other options and has the ability to withstand elements, including heavy wind and impact from hail.

If you’re considering your vinyl siding for your home, Three Sons Window & Door can assist you. We offer a full line of CertainTeed siding products as well as Hardie Board fiber Cement siding and Mastic. Contact us at 781-899-6353 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate!

Three Sons Earns CertainTeed Award of Excellence

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Three Sons Window & Door Receives CertainTeed Corporation’s Award for Craftsmanship

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Three Sons Window & Door, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts, recently received the CertainTeed Corporation Award of Excellence for the renovation of a home that used CertainTeed® siding, soffit and trim.

Selected for its craftsmanship and overall appearance, the single-family home featured Cedar Impressions® Triple 5-inch Straight Edge Perfection Shingles in the color Flagstone, Beaded Triple 3 1/3-inch InvisiVent Soffit in Colonial White and matching Vinyl Carpentry® mitered corners in Flagstone.

“This New England home was in need of an exterior remodel. We selected CertainTeed products because we wanted to maintain the look and charm of this older home,” said Paul Nutile, President of Three Sons Window & Door. “Cedar Impressions polymer shakes were exactly what the customer wanted. Low maintenance, great color selection and the exact look that made this home go from a one to a 10.”

“CertainTeed Corporation recognizes Three Sons Window & Door for a quality job well done,” says Matt Gibson, director of channel marketing for CertainTeed’s Siding Business. “We commend the company for its dedication to professional craftsmanship and the use of high-quality, durable products to create excellent results.”

Beach House Remodel

Three Sons Window & Door Inc. recently remodeled this Cape Cod Home.  CertainTeed Granite Gray roof, CertainTeed Granite Gray Cedar Impressions siding and Harvey BP Double Hung and Hopper windows.  As you can see, the transformation is beautiful.  IMG_0406