When Should I Replace My Windows?

It can be a bit difficult to gauge when you need to replace your windows, but there are some reasons why you should consider this. While the look of a home is a great reason for having specific windows, curb appeal is not the only factor, but a compliment to functionality and effectiveness. Here are some of the reasons that you should replace your windows.

Damage

In some cases of damage, replacing a window is the smarter route to go. If there is a minor problem, it can typically be fixed easily, but if there are major damages, it is important to fix. While much damage can most likely be fixed, it is not always recommended to repair, as it can be a wasted project, or can be a bit dangerous.

On a separate note, storm damage, as well as very old windows, should be replaced as soon as possible. On a home that is considered a historic building, it can be very beneficial to get new windows, as you could be losing energy, as well as curb appeal, due to dated windows. Especially in the case of wanting to sell your home, it is important to boost that home value regarding windows.

Energy

In regard to energy, drafty windows can allow for 10-25% higher costs than new windows. This means that installing new windows can help to reduce the costs of living in your home by an immense amount.

Aesthetic

The addition of new windows to a home can really transform the look of any home. While the aesthetic can be nice, this also brings along some new benefits, as the light can be of better quality. Increased sunlight can have a lot of health benefits, especially related to the emotional well-being of any person.

If you would like to know more about the work we can do for you, in relation to window replacement, or to request a free quote, call the Three Sons Window & Door contractors at 781-899-6353 or visit our website today. We also extend our services to Massachusetts Residents in Lexington, Cambridge, Arlington, Somerville, Waltham, Winchester, Malden, Medford, & Woburn.

Window Transformation In New England

Our team recently finished up an amazing window transformation of a home in New England. The contractors on the project truly specialized in installing these gorgeous bay windows to the exterior/interior of the home. They installed one style of window, which was the Harvey Building Products Bay window. This was created with the utmost of craftsmanship, as well as the highest quality of products. Harvey Building Products has an amazing track record, as they have been selling replacement windows, alongside other elements of a home, such as doors, since 1960. We entrusted this brand of windows for many reasons. While they serve both homeowners, and contractors, such as ourselves, they provide a consistency that is hard to beat. With over 50 years of experience, Harvey BP was the perfect person for the job, and they really did the incredible job that we had expected.

window transformationThis style window really adds something, whether it is added to the front or back of a home, as having more views of the beautiful landscaping from the inside looks great. From the exterior of the home, bay windows really give an additional curb appeal unlike any other. While a bay window does look fantastic, these specific windows will have results that last a very long time. Because Harvey Building Products started on the East Coast, their products are built to withstand all elements. This is the perfect product to use in New England, as there are harsh winters and hot/humid summers. This makes for the perfectly comfortable, secure and energy efficient window. While a window is supposed to keep out the cold in the winter and keep the cold in, in the summer, these windows help by creating a true barrier between your home and the outside. This can help to cut down on many costs, including heat, AC and energy.

If you would like to know more about the work we can do for you, or to request a free quote, call the Three Sons Window & Door contractors at 781-899-6353 or visit our website today. We also extend our services to Massachusetts Residents in Lexington, Somerville, Malden, Arlington, Waltham, Cambridge, Winchester, Medford, & Woburn.

Home Siding Transformation in Watertown, MA

vinyl sidingOur team recently finished up an amazing siding transformation of a home in Watertown, MA. The contractors on the project truly specialized in installing siding to the exterior of the home. They installed one style of vinyl siding, CertainTeed monogram siding. These were created with gorgeous craftsmanship by CertainTeed in the color ‘Savannah Wicker’. With an immensely long history of creating stunning interior and exterior building products, CertainTeed is consistent in the quality of their products. Having over 110 years’ experience, they are highly qualified for any job and succeeded in making this home look borderline brand new.

The exterior aspects of the home are good-looking and alongside this, they will also have long lasting results. Having vinyl sidings are extremely beneficial, especially during the winter, or in areas where there is a lot of inclement weather. Being weatherproof and moisture resistant truly makes this material a king, and alongside that, they will not corrode or rot during the long run. While this material is also essentially maintenance free, it is inexpensive, and the coloring will last for a very long time. Because of this, no additional painting or heavy-duty cleaning work is necessary.

These benefits make vinyl the cream of the crop, but what is its truly best quality? The fact that it actually cuts down on your heating and cooling costs month to month, due to the material not allowing for energy to be released from the home. With these important parts of a home all coming together with this material, vinyl, it is important to note, once again, that this is a great item to use to really increase the value of your home.

If you would like to know more about the work we can do for you, or to request a free quote, call the Three Sons Window & Door contractors at 781-899-6353 or contact us today. We also extend our services to Massachusetts Residents in Lexington, Somerville, Malden, Arlington, Waltham, Cambridge, Winchester, Medford, & Woburn.

Home Transformation in Wayland, MA

Our team recently finished up an incredible transformation of an entire home exterior in Wayland, MA. There were many contractors working on this project, each specializing in a specific aspect of the job. These aspects included fiber cement siding, door installation and new window installation.wayland transformation

They installed one gorgeous style of Fiber Cement siding from James Hardie. While this is a bit different, it was an amazing experience to be able to give the client exactly what they were looking for. These James Hardie Siding was a “4-inch Exposure Hardie Plank Lap” which really gives the home a distinct look. On top of this, the color that was chosen was Iron Gray, which was the cherry on top of this exterior transformation.

James Hardie Fiber Cement is created with the utmost of craftsmanship, and the color “Iron Gray” really encapsulates this. With an International history of creating the most beautiful exterior products, James Hardie has some of the greatest consistency in the field. While this company has had over 100 years of experience with this product, the company really started to combine its efforts on 2012, and this collaboration has made them a leader in the field, being highly qualified, as well as successful in what they create.

While the vinyl siding is immaculate, we also installed new windows and a new front door to really tie the home all together. While being aesthetically pleasing, all of these different parts of a home act very functionally in a way they did not before. The windows, for example, are helpful no matter what season it is. In the summer time, they allow in the perfect amount of breeze when opened, and have an additional quality of letting the shining sunlight into a home. On the contrary, in the winter time, they keep heat in a home very well and do not allow in a draft.

We strive every day for the highest quality of workmanship, as it is very close to our hearts. That is what we strive for every day, whether it be a siding remodel or an entire home transformation.

If you would like to request a free quote or learn more about the work we can do for you, call the Three Sons Window & Door contractors at 781-899-6353 or visit our website today. We also extend our services to Massachusetts Residents in Lexington, Winchester, Malden, Arlington, Waltham, Somerville, Cambridge, Medford, & Woburn.

Porch Transformation in Somerville, MA

Porch Transformation in Somerville, MA

Our team has recently finished a porch transformation in the town of Somerville, MA. Our contractors did an amazing job with installing this and making it look its best. The product itself comes from AZECK Build Products, and the material used for the project was vinyl. While this product looks great on the exterior of a home, it also lasts a long time. Here are some benefits of utilizing vinyl railings:

Durabilityporch transformation somerville

Vinyl is a water-resistant material, making it one of the most sought-after materials in present day. Along with being water-resistant, it also very flexible and can be shaped as desired. This is also helpful during harsh weather, as it will not be harmed by rain, snow, hail, or sleet. This is the perfect material to be used in the New England area, as the weather is ever-changing, some mornings being warm and sunny, turning to afternoons filled with snow and severe winds. Vinyl is very hard to damage, but on top of that it requires very little maintenance year-round.

Maintenance

While vinyl is incredibly durable, it also requires very little maintenance. It does not have to be cleaned often or stained in order to stay clean long-term. That being said, if it does get a little bit dirty, due to weather and things alike, it’s as simple as cleaning it with a mild soap and a soft cloth, and if that doesn’t work, a little bit of bleach will do the trick.

Affordability

With researching for a large home project/renovation, it’s important to have a budget and stick to it as best you can, and vinyl was the perfect material to take on this challenge. It is very affordable, and does its job. Some other materials, like wrought iron, or wood, etc. are not as damage-proof, and last a very short time compared to vinyl.

Installation

The installation process was relatively fast, and very efficient. This material does not need as much time to install, as it is flexible and easy to manage, so being able to do this quickly and efficiently was a huge plus for the customer.

Style

In terms of the style, vinyl railing can come in a lot of colors, but for this specific job, we went with white, as it complimented the home perfectly, and really made it pop. This sleep design really did a lot in making the rest of the home look great, as well as relatively new.

If you would like to know more about the work we can do for you, or to request a free quote, call the Three Sons Window & Door contractors at 781-899-6353 or visit our website today. We also extend our services to Massachusetts Residents in Winchester, Lexington, Arlington, Waltham, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Malden, & Woburn.