BEFORE: A view of the front of the Vetter residence.
AFTER: A view of the front of the Vetter residence.
BEFORE: A side view of the Vetter residence.
AFTER: A side view of the Vetter residence.
BEFORE: A view of the porch at the Vetter residence.
AFTER: A view of the porch at the Vetter residence.
BEFORE: A view of the deck at the back of the Vetter residence.
AFTER: A view of the deck at the back of the Vetter residence.
A view of the woven corners of the Vetter residence.
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Products installed: James Hardie fiber cement siding in Evening Blue, Portico, Covered Porch, Azek composite deck, Simonton windows, Certainteed Panorama composite rails, Certainteed cellular PVC trim and crown molding, James Hardie fiber cement trim in Arctic White.
We originally met the Vetter family at the Worcester Spring Home Show in Worcester, MA. They told us about their home in Holden, MA where they wanted to replace the siding. The home was an antique cape style home, prevalent in the Holden area. It was very important to the customer that the home retain the original style. The home was originally sided with cedar shingles, and featured woven shingle corners, crown molding on the rakes, and diagonal half shingles along the peaks. We recommended James Hardie Fiber cement siding in a 7” exposure shingle panel. The customer chose James Hardie Evening Blue for their color. We were able to use James Hardie Individual shingles to replicate the half shingles on the peaks and to complete the woven shingle corners.
The customer also requested that we add a portico to the front of the house, a covered farmer’s style porch to the left side, and a deck to the back of the house. We built the deck with 45-degree clipped corners and a full set of wraparound stairs so that it would flow into the back yard. We installed Azek composite decking in Redland Rose color, fastened with Cortex hidden fasteners. The portico and farmer’s porch were supported with turned colonial style structural composite columns and finished with beaded cellular PVC ceilings and added recessed lights. We also installed Ceratinteed Panorama composite railings and GAF timberline architectural roof shingles.
Finally we installed 10 new Simonton vinyl windows. Six were simple double hung vinyl replacement windows. Two of the windows required a complete reframe to accomodate 2 new Simonton 600 series new construction windows, which were more appropriately sized for the shed dormer. The last two were basement hopper style windows. Due to the extremely small size of the existing windows we had to fully tear out the frames and rebuild the openings to fit the new windows.
This project was a true transformation on a well travelled street in Holden, MA.
The Solid State Construction members were skilled. They do everything they can to please the customer.
The quality of workmanship is superb. The crew was happy to make changes to anything so it would meet my expectations.