in Boston & South Shore, MA Areas
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Exterior Carpentry Services
Many South Shore and Boston-area homes need some carpentry before we paint – here are some of the carpentry services we offer:
We have carpenters on staff to replace rotted wood that is so common to homes the South Shore and Boston-area.
Shingle replacement – whether you need your whole home re-shingled or just need to replace a few shingles that were blown off by the wind last winter, we can handle the job.
Clapboard replacement – if a few clapboards are rotted, we can replace them before we paint. If you need the whole side of your home re-boarded, we can handle that too.
PVC Trim replacement – We recommend replacing the rotted wood boards with PVC (like Azek) so that they won’t rot again. You don’t have to replace all of your trim with PVC, just the rotted boards. The PVC will blend in nicely with your original trim after it is painted. Historically accurate moulding shapes that blend with the South Shore and Boston-area antique homes now come in PVC material!
Wood Trim replacement – If budget is a concern, we can certainly replace your rotted trim boards with wood. Lots of our customers who are moving or putting their homes on the market choose wood materials over the more expensive PVC boards, because they will not be in their home long enough for the “investment” in PVC to pay off.
Sill replacement – Window sills tend to rot quickly for a number of reasons including:
Older sills may not be “back-primed” before they are installed. This means that the wood is not primed and protected along the cuts and can let water in easily.
The unusual shapes of window sills allow water to enter them more easily than in other areas of your home.
Inexpensive sill materials such as finger-jointed wood tend to rot quicker.
Other exterior carpentry services include:
Front door replacement
Installation of aluminum and wood gutters (yes, wood gutters are a “thing” for a few of our South Shore customers!)
Interior Carpentry Services
If you have any questions about our carpentry services, just email Pnejame@certapro.com and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’re even happy to offer advice if you’re doing the carpentry or painting yourself.