Innovation Construction Adds New Windows and Siding on an Onset Cottage

 

This three-sided waterfront family cottage was originally built in 1932. It survived the hurricanes of 1938 and 1954, and was the family summer destination of its second-generation owner.

Having purchased the property from the family estate, our homeowners set out to update the exterior in a traditional yet durable and carefree manner. It is their hope to hand down this hidden gem to their children.

We removed all the sidings and rotted wood trim. Our homeowners selected the Eastern white cedar Maibec solid-color, two-coat, prestained shingle featuring the strongest warranties available: 50 years against wood decay, 15 years on the solid color retention, and 5 years on labor.

We replaced the exterior wood trim with Azek PVC trim boards. This cellular PVC trim is the best and most high-performance trim product on the market. Azek adhesives and concealed fasteners finished out the installation.

The window selected was the Harvey brand Majesty series double-hung wood window featuring genuine wood interiors and a maintenance-free, aluminum-clad exterior. All Majesty windows are custom-made to the sizes required. With experienced, accurate measurements, the new construction-style windows marry up seamlessly to the existing wood interior trim. These new windows feature tilt-in sash, Energy Star-rated glass, and Harvey’s proprietary, virtually invisible screens for unobstructed views.

Energy efficiency for new construction

Energy Efficiency for New Construction

by Keith Dmytryck

Are you adding on to your home or building a new home? Want a highly energy efficient home or Home addition? Air sealing a new home or Home addition is essential for optimal energy efficiency, moisture control and reduced energy costs. Air sealing involves minimizing air leakage in and out of the house using any of several different techniques and materials. Here are some of the standard air sealing techniques and materials that you can use in sealing your new home. (more…)

Financing for Home Renovations

Looking to get a loan to remodel your home?  Hiring the right contractor might make a difference!

Lending institutions offer some loan programs to qualified contractors for their customers.  By using a qualified, reputable contractor, the bank has more confidence that the work on your home will be done right, and will be completed, resulting in a lower loan risk. (more…)

Increase Cost of Building Materials After a Rough Winter

The building industry cannot escape the law of supply and demand.

Recently there was an article in an online roofing magazine (RoofingAuthority.com) reporting a double digit increase in the price of shingles.  The increase is due to the increased demand for shingles in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.  Imagine the huge number of roofs needing to be replaced after the devastating hurricane.  Manufacturers shipped large supply orders to the east coast, leaving less for the rest of the country. (more…)