This Scusset Beach, beachfront, seasonal-use home had its windows and siding replaced approximately 15 years ago. The highest quality Pella brand windows were installed, and the waterside windows have leaked and failed.
Innovation Construction has learned what works in these environments to halt water infiltration around all openings. We use a combination of products which include ice and water barrier; house wrap; custom-bent, aliminum-sloped fill pans; sealant applied behind the new construction nailing fin; and a self-adhering membrane window flashing over the nail fin.
Now THIS window is sealed against water infiltration!
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.
Replacing and updating windows with new Energy Star-rated replacement windows often must be done carefully, with no change in appearance to the exterior of the building. This is especially the case in many HOA neighborhoods, such as those often found on Cape Cod.
In this home, we replaced 20-year-old windows with new Energy Star-rated and insulated window sash kits. (This is an ideal solution to drafty old windows.) This video visually illustrates the steps that were taken to accomplish this process.
Take a look at the final moments in the video. It is virtually impossible to detect any changes in appearance in both the interior and exterior! If you need to replace any of your windows and are looking for a home improvement contractor who can do so seamlessly, contact us for a no-cost consultation and estimate.