Benefits of Vinyl Siding

While watching television you see an advertisement encouraging you to install vinyl siding on your home, and eliminate the need to ever paint your house again.   You may then ask yourself, why vinyl sidings? Unlike wood, this is a very durable form of wall finishing that does not require painting, therefore eliminating the ongoing flaking and peeling.  Over time, vinyl siding has become very popular, available in many different colors and styles, and is widely accepted in the United States.

Here are some reasons why vinyl siding is an excellent option:

Beauty: Vinyl siding comes in a wide variety of colors and textures. Some are designed to have the look of wood, stone or slate, while others are designed to accentuate the best features on the house.  The right combination of color and design will add beauty to any style of house.  For example, it is used in the renovation of historic homes as it presents the user with a wider range of choices to achieve their desired look.

Durability: Vinyl siding is very durable, having the ability to withstand cold, moisture, as well as resist heat without losing its aesthetic value. Vinyl siding has been well tested and proven to withstand winds of up to 200 mph. The life time warranty offered by most manufacturers is a clear testament to the products durability.

Sustainability: When compared to other exterior cladding options, vinyl siding surpasses them as a greener option. As a result of its potential of reducing thermal bridging, it plays an important role in the building of ENERGY STAR qualified homes.

Maintenance: Vinyl siding requires a very low maintenance cost. There is no need for periodic repainting, it only needs to be cleaned once in a while as needed. It does not decay and is not subject to degradation. Washing with mild soap and water typically brings back its luster.

Affordable: Despite the fact that vinyl siding provides users with lots of options, it is very affordable. It has a lower installation cost in comparison to other external cladding materials as well as a longer life expectancy. Recent studies show that most home renovators prefer to use vinyl siding for their projects as it is the most versatile when it comes to home renovations.

Safety: Vinyl siding is very safe to use. This was emphasized by the Vinyl Siding Institute when they stated that it is one of the few materials which complies with the stringent requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with respect to electrical insulation.

When it comes to improving the exterior of your home, the desirable characteristics of vinyl siding should be considered. The popularity of this type of siding is a result of its merits far out weighing its faults.

Open house on 12/4/2016 at 5 Meadowfox North Hampton, NH 03862


Date: 12/04/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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OVER 2,000 sq feet! This home is ready for its next growing family! Plenty of room for everyone in this three level colonial with one car garage. Hardwood floors throughout, bright kitchen with stainless appliances. Dining room, vaulted living room with wood fireplace and first floor office that can be used for a variety of things!Family room is a great place to watch the big screen and enjoy the wood fireplace. Three generous bedrooms on the second floor. Mud room and extra room that would be ideal for a play room! Nice, established neighborhood with level lot and plenty of room in the yard. Patio and shed in back yard. Wonderful location close to shopping, commuter routes, schools and beaches!Systems have been replaced within the past 12 years (roof, furnace, septic). Generator hook-up already in place. Easy to show!

Why Moving to New England Is a Good Choice

Tourism is big in New England. Even so, New England states offer much more than rich historical locations. Culture, enterprise, social and community traditions help to make New England a great place to live and raise a family. There is no other region of the United States that is older than New England. If you value and appreciate history, New England is a great place to call home.

Diverse Landscapes – Oceans, beaches,mountainous areas and flat lands make up New England. Looking for great beaches?There’s Cape Cod, Nantucket, Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard, to name a few. Quaint villages in areas like the Hull and Truro make for memorable, relaxing getaways. Of course, you could also purchase property in one of New England’s villages and regularly enjoy a quieter and calmer pace of living. But, that’snot all. Mountainous landscapes include Mount Washington, Mount Flume, Mount Liberty and Mount Mansfield.

Food – Although it’s famous for its breweries, New England offers savory food items. There’s hot clam chowder to warm you on cold afternoons. Cranberries, maple syrup, steamed clams, cheese and lobster are New England staples.

Waterways – Numerous lakes and rivers provide for great fishing. If you’re into fishing, board a boat and spend the afternoon relaxing while you travel down waterways like the Pow Pow River, Lake Attitash or the Kennebec River.

Sports – You don’t have to be an outdoors person to get into New England sports. If you love football, there’s the Super Bowl winning New England Patriots. Not a football fan? You and your family could attend Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, the Connecticut Sun or Boston Bruins’ games. You could also enjoy taking in one or more minor league athletic events.

Business – Major corporations, midsize companies and small businesses thrive in New England. If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, you could start a family business and potentially see a spike in sales if your business is located in a major business hub or if your business is located in a busy tourist spot. Cities like Boston, Hartford and Worcester are known for robust enterprise.

Education – Harvard University, Boston College, Yale University, Brown University, Dartmouth College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are located in New England. Secondary public schools offer robust curriculum to prepare students for admittance into one of the area colleges or universities.

Literature – Ralph Waldo Emerson, W. E.B. DuBois, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost were either born or lived in New England. Storyland in Glen, New Hampshire takes popular childhood stories like Cinderella and Mother Goose from the printed page to the stage, connecting children and adults to the celebrated stories even more.

Arts and Crafts – Several arts and crafts festivals are held throughout the region, many are free to enter. You can also enjoy street festivals and local seasonal arts and crafts shows. Come as an artist and showcase your talents.

Climate – Just as New England offers diverse landscape, it also offers diverse climate. All four seasons are experienced in the region.

National Landmarks – About 20% of America’s historical sites or national landmarks are in New England. The country’s first public park, oldest newspaper and largest producers of blueberries hail from New England. Among the area’s national landmarks are the Edward Bellamy House, Acadia National Park, Lebanon Green, John Adams’birthplace, W. E. B. DuBois’ childhood home, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s home and House of the Seven Gables.

Running out of things to do in New England is hard, especially if you like to get out and visit new sites. Schools, worship, entertainment, sports, shopping and community enriching offerings help to educate, inspire and strengthen people of all ages and from a broad range of backgrounds. You don’t have to be an avid fan of an area professional sports team to become a proud New Englander.

Land – 3110 Lafayette Road Portsmouth, NH 03801 now has a new price of $575,000!

1.35 Acres with public water and sewer and natural gas. Technically two adjacent lots with house in the middle. Property is currently fenced. Beautiful lawn and mature trees. Curb cut on Lafayette that is gated. Driveway is on Ocean road next to Bursaw’s Pantry. 229′ of frontage on Lafayette and 56′ of frontage on Ocean rd. Zoned SRB VERY LARGE LOT for PORTSMOUTH! Daycare, church, laundry, etc…..a lot of potential.

This property features 1.35 Acres, and is currently available for $575,000.

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Home Energy Saving Innovations

Reducing your home’s energy consumption not only saves money, but it also increases the value of your home.

Installation of a metal roof with a remotely controlled mechanical venting space, solar powered fans to induce attic ventilation, and a properly sized roof overhang that shades exterior walls from hot summer sun can substantially reduce peak of summer air-conditioning requirements by keeping the roof, attic and walls cool with little energy drain. Working with your architect and landscape professional, you can incorporate existing natural features such as embankments, established trees, and boulders presently in place to serve as erosion control, provide shade and serve as a windbreak.

To promote energy conservation, the home should be orientated on its site to take advantage or bring abundant sunlight into the home’s interior reduce lighting requirements and to take advantage of prevailing breezes. Skylights, windows, light shelves and light monitors are used to bring daylight into dark interior spaces while outdoors the exterior is fitted with shading devices such as green screens, sunshades, canopies, and trees to block hot summer sun.

The use of dual glaze windows reduces heat loss during the cold days of winter and reduces heat gain during the dog days of summer.

Installing a lighter colored roof saves money by lowering rooftop temperatures of up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, thus providing an HVAC annual energy use reduction by up to 15 percent. Known in the construction industry as “cool roofs” light-colored roofs reflect twice the amount of sunlight, as does a traditional dark-colored roof, keeping home rooftops substantially cooler.

Competitively priced Insulfoam HD Composite Roof Insulation is another strong competitor in the green roof insulation market. Offering strong R-values, sustainable qualities such as no formaldehyde or HCDC, and 100 percent recyclability and available in various densities, Insulfoam HD Composite Roof Insulation is a popular construction material suitable for new construction or refits.

Another popular roofing option for green building is Radiant Barrier OSB Roof Sheathing, designed to reflect up to 97 percent of the sun’s radiant heat and to prevent it being from being absorbed into the attic of the home; potentially lowering energy consumption. Although the summer heat is certainly an issue, the winters are cold, and the warm of the sun is valued. This type of roof is most popular in regions where the sun is fierce year-around.

Many green home building contractors employ alternative energy sources to cut back on utility bills through the use of natural power. There are innovative systems designed to directly generate electricity, usually through wind power or solar power. Geothermal and solar hot water systems can also be used to heat or pre-heat water for use in showers, sinks, laundry, or even to supplement heating and cooling.

Another new advance in technology incorporates passive solar collection with attractive ceramic solar collecting roof tiles. The tiles are installed the same way as conventional roofing tiles but provide a home with supplemental free electricity.

Incorporating passive solar design features capture the sun’s energy to keep the home interior warm and toasty while reducing energy costs. Thick interior concrete walls and floors crafted of plaster, brick or concrete soak up the sun’s heat during the day and release it at night when the sun goes down. Employing passive solar helps to stabilize temperature fluctuation and make room, or the entire house, more comfortable.

Open house on 11/20/2016 at 5 Meadowfox North Hampton, NH 03862


Date: 11/20/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

OVER 2,000 sq feet! This home is ready for its next growing family! Plenty of room for everyone in this three level colonial with one car garage. Hardwood floors throughout, bright kitchen with stainless appliances. Dining room, vaulted living room with wood fireplace and first floor office that can be used for a variety of things!Family room is a great place to watch the big screen and enjoy the wood fireplace. Three generous bedrooms on the second floor. Mud room and extra room that would be ideal for a play room! Nice, established neighborhood with level lot and plenty of room in the yard. Patio and shed in back yard. Wonderful location close to shopping, commuter routes, schools and beaches!Systems have been replaced within the past 12 years (roof, furnace, septic). Generator hook-up. Easy to show!

Single-Family – 5 Meadowfox North Hampton, NH 03862 now has a new price of $350,000!

OVER 2,000 sq feet! This home is ready for its next growing family! Plenty of room for everyone in this three level colonial with one car garage. Hardwood floors throughout, bright kitchen with stainless appliances. Dining room, vaulted living room with wood fireplace and first floor office that can be used for a variety of things!Family room is a great place to watch the big screen and enjoy the wood fireplace. Three generous bedrooms on the second floor. Mud room and extra room that would be ideal for a play room! Nice, established neighborhood with level lot and plenty of room in the yard. Patio and shed in back yard. Wonderful location close to shopping, commuter routes, schools and beaches!Systems have been replaced within the past 12 years (roof, furnace, septic). Generator hook-up. Easy to show!

This is a Colonial style home and features 6 total rooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.40 Acres, and is currently available for $350,000.

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Rental – 5 Meadowfox Road North Hampton, NH 03862 now has a new price of $2,200!

OVER 2,000 sq feet! This home is ready for its next growing family! Plenty of room for everyone in this three level colonial with one car garage. Hardwood floors throughout, bright kitchen with stainless appliances. Dining room, vaulted living room with wood fireplace and first floor office that can be used for a variety of things!Family room is a great place to watch the big screen and enjoy the wood fireplace. Three generous bedrooms on the second floor. Mud room and extra room that would be ideal for a play room! Nice, established neighborhood with level lot and plenty of room in the yard. Patio and shed in back yard. Wonderful location close to shopping, commuter routes, schools and beaches!Systems have been replaced within the past 12 years (roof, furnace, septic). Generator hook-up. Easy to show!

This property features 9 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.40 Acres, and is currently available for $2,200.

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How To Make Your Bedroom A Peaceful Place

There’s things that you’re doing right in your home to keep everything flowing. There’s probably also things that you’re doing wrong that could deter from how much you actually love your home. The bedroom is a tricky space. There’s a delicate balance that exists. You really shouldn’t be doing much in the bedroom except for sleeping, according to experts. This helps to keep our sleep/wake cycles in balance. If you regularly walk into your bedroom and seem to find that something is missing or off slightly, you may want to heed some of the tips below. Also if you’re having trouble sleeping, you should double check the design of your bedroom. Your bedroom can be the place of peace that you deserve!

Keep Away From Bright Colors

Loud prints and loud colors don’t help to make your sleeping apparatus an oasis. Stick with basic colors that can work well with anything. Adding decorative throw pillows is a great way to add color to your bed without the noise.

Fill the Walls With Character

Don’t leave the walls of your bedroom bare. Be sure to choose cool artwork. Your bedroom is a reflection of who you are. Find art and decorative pieces for the walls that you love. Not only will this help you to express yourself, it will bring you happiness every time you enter your bedroom.

Clean the Clutter

It’s easy to let clutter pile up, especially in the bedroom. Make sure you’re cleaning everything up regularly. This will save you from long hours of cleaning at a later date. It will also save you from stress. Clutter can cause us to feel anxious. You definitely don’t want those feelings of chaos when you’re in the room you’ll be sleeping in.

Keep Lots Of Lighting Options Available

Lighting in your bedroom should be multi-faceted. There should be lights accessible from wherever you are. Whether it be a bedside table lamp, a reading light, or a bright overhead light, you need more than one option for lighting when you’re in the bedroom.

Window Treatments

Don’t skimp on the windows of your bedroom. Hang some curtains for a more complete feeling in the room. Also, make sure the blinds or shades that have been installed block out the light well. Not taking care of windows in the proper way could cause you to sacrifice both sleep and privacy in your bedroom.

More Tips

When it comes to sleeping, you want to get the best rest possible. That’s why you should keep electronics out of the bedroom. While we live in a technology obsessed world, you’ll sleep much better if your phone is away from you during the night. If your phone is your alarm, consider keeping it far away from the bed in another part of the bedroom.