5 Reasons Why You Need Gutters – American Seamless Gutters MA

Here’s an example of a copper gutter installation on Ryan A.’s Home in Wenham, MA. Copper is becoming one of the most popular American gutters. At A&A, we install clog free gutters seamless to any length, and we back them with a lifetime written warranty against clogging. Why do you need gutters on your house? 1. To prevent rotting on …


Installers of Vinyl Replacement Windows in Salem MA – A and A

Here’s some pictures and descriptions of some recent windows that we’ve installed on the North Shore. Every replacement window we’ve installed is backed by one of the best warranties in the business. From estimate to clean up, we want to make sure that the windows you put on your walls are going to look as …


Festival Info Essex Clamfest – Saturday October 20th 2012

One of the North Shore’s best events is the Essex Clamfest. Chowder tasting is $5. The Festival starts at 11am and lasts until 4pm, but get there early because the chowder was gone by 1pm last year. The Clamfest is at Memorial Park in Essex, at the junction of Route 22 and Shepard Drive. Judges will be …


Report Shows EPA Underestimated Costs of Lead Paint Removal

This summer (2012) a 29-page cost/benifit analysis published by the EPA reviewing RRP Lead: “Renovation, Repair, and Paint” restrictions. These regulations have made the abatement of lead paint much safer, but also much more expensive. Lead paint job costs have gone way up, and the penalties have as well. Massachusetts alone in 2011 had 19 filed violations for …


Attic Cellulose and Spray Foam (Air-Sealing) Insulation Salem MA

Here is an example of a complete air-sealing (spray foam insulation) and cellulose (blown-in insulation) project. This four unit building in Salem was a massive installation, and will save these homeowners lots of energy this upcoming winter. All over the North Shore of Massachusetts, old oil furnaces and inefficient boilers still reign supreme. Below we …


Triple Pane Double Hung Windows Information

What is a triple pane window? When installed correctly, triple pane windows are the best invisible barrier you can have on your home. What makes triple pane so good?  They’re called triple pane windows because they have three sheets of glass. What makes them so effective is they provide two pockets of compressed gas in …


Price of Home Heating Oil Forecast 2012-2013 – Value of Insulation

No one with oil will want to hear the predictions of how much heating your home will cost this winter, and by all accounts, it looks expensive. Conversions to natural gas are becoming more and more common, and more expensive than ever. We’re writing this blog in hopes you can see what options are available …


Sunrise Windows Among Best Replacement Window Value

It’s a fact that people will pay a little more to a company they know and trust. Window companies are no different. Over the years there has been four or five large window companies that have taken over the industry. You’ve all heard the names; Pella Windows, Anderson Windows, Marvin Window, etc. At some point …


Ideas For Fall Window Boxes – Planters That Survive The Cold

So now that summer is over, at least football is on right? Well, that’s not the only thing that’s exiting about autumn. Check out these ideas to make a great fall window box that will survive for a good long while. Time to rip out the Impatiens – and the herbs and other flowers and replace them …


Insulation Contractors at Their Best – Video Straight From the Attic

A good insulation contractor can be very hard to find. Things like the insulation material used and the thoroughness of the job in most cases cannot be seen by the homeowner when the job is being done. Most home improvement projects are more transparent than installing insulation. In this blog is a video of a full attic insulation …