Roger Byam specializes in exterior renovation and remodeling. His work is high quality and he can fix or repair just about anything on th exterior of your home. Here is a list of the primary services he provides.
Window and door replacement
Roger has been replacing and installing windows in Cape Cod area homes for over thirty years.
Up to 70% of your homes energy escapes through your windows and doors. Why waste your hard earned money? Invest in high quality energy efficient windows today!
Your home’s windows are literally your window to the world. They are designed to provide your home with a view and natural light while holding the wind and weather at bay. Doors are literally designed with the purpose of keeping the world out of your house and keeping your family safe. Older windows and doors however, do not always do their job. Yes, you know it most commonly as the dreaded “draft”. That vague sense that your house is a little cooler in the winter than you’d like and a bit warmer in the summer than you can tolerate. That draft is also the sensation of money floating out of your wallet, through the gaps in your windows and doors, and into the pockets of your local utility company. Installing new, energy efficient doors and windows can save you a lot of money your monthly energy bill.
New doors and windows also have the added benefit of increasing your home’s security with anti-theft and anti-burglary technology that has made huge advances in the past twenty years. New doors and new windows can make your home a hardened target against criminals.
Roger works with a wide range of different styles that will transform your home into the masterpiece that you want! Call him at 508-364-4499 for expertise advice on what is best for your home.
Dry rot can penetrate both the interior and exterior of a structure. Exposed structures like decks or improperly flashed roofs and walls can quickly become infested with dry rot fungus. There are several exterior areas around your home commonly affected by fungal wood rot.
- Imporoperly installed or defective roof flashing can be one of the most common entry points for moisture to enter your roof system. This can lead to dry rot, costly roof repairs, and/or roof replacement.
- Areas around the gutters, even when installed correctly, can become loosened by debris and wind or simply clogged to the point where water can drain back over the lip of the gutter and onto the wood sheathing beneath the roofing of your home.
- Areas beneath the siding of your home can be affected by several factors as well. If your windows have not been properly flashed or if they do not route rain water properly, damage may occur in the form of rot. In the picture above you can see the damaged wood beneath the siding just below the window. This can also happen if the siding is not properly installed or the siding becomes damaged. Each of these entry points for water can cause exterior dry rot.
Roger Byam specializes in fixing dry rot and structural repair. This generally entails removing the areas of rotten structure, treating the area with copper naphtenate, and reconstructing. Before completing the repair, we always make sure that all entry points for water are eliminated. This ensures that the dry rot will not return.
siding and trim replacement
Whether your home needs a complete siding replacement or you’re looking to repair a few panels, Roger can help. He prides himself on expert knowledge, quality products and affordable pricing. Roger Byam has become well known on Cape Cod for being a siding professional, specializing in all types of cedar clapboard and shingled siding. He has completed many homes with “cedar impressions & cedar discovery” type siding, as well as with professional trim work with Azek trim boards and Mastic aluminum trim sheet.
Vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, steel siding and cedar siding all have their benefits and downside. Consider wear and tear brought on by weather conditions, level of maintenance, and, of course, cost. There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing siding; it all boils down to what works best for each individual homeowner. Roger will walk you through your options and help you make an informed decision. He can remove and dispose of your existing siding and install house-wrap and foam board insulation to make your house more energy efficient, saving you precious money.
Roger works with top quality materials by some of the leading manufacturers of building products in North America, and backs them up with professional service, pride in craftsmanship, and attention to detail. Contact him at 508-364-4499 and he will be happy to answer your siding questions. You can also fill out our online form to set up a convenient time for a free estimate. I look forward to assisting you with your next siding and trim project.