While painting is our specialty, over the years we have developed additional skills related to the trade that allow us to better serve our Cape Cod customers beyond the typical interior or exterior paint job This allows us to conduct a variety of basic jobs that we otherwise would have had to contract out more than a decade ago. We started a carpentry division at Mad Hatter because it allows for a smooth, enhanced flow of work that ultimately benefits you.
WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENTS ON CAPE COD
When it comes to aesthetics, windows and doors are two of the most important features of your home. They can increase your home’s value while also reducing your energy costs.
Every window and door has a useful life. Often, you can tell when that time has come. In other cases, a visit from a professional can identify when a window or a door needs to be replaced.
As part of our exterior painting work, we will inspect windows and doors to determine their condition. With windows, we recommend replacing those that have rotted with new construction because it will add insulation to your home. With a replacement window, you will not receive the same benefit.
Mad Hatter also has the expertise to install new doors which can bring a fresh, vibrant look to your home. When installing doors and windows, we can add the finishing touches with paint to your interior and exterior trim.
FIXING ROT DAMAGE ON YOUR CAPE COD HOME
Mad Hatter’s extensive knowledge of exterior paint has led us to be proficient in identifying rot damage to your home’s windows, exterior trim and siding. But we do more than just identify that damage. We fix it.
Mad Hatter can repair and replace your rotted windows (see above), exterior trim and existing siding. With exterior trim, we will often replace it with AZEK PVC trim that is a composite material that will never rot and looks the same, if not better, than wood when painted. As a homeowner, your primary concern with AZEK in the future is repainting when the finish begins to dull.
With rotted siding, Mad Hatter has the expertise to replace white cedar shingles, clapboards and more.
REPLACING YOUR CAPE COD DECK
In the summer, our decks are typically where we spend the majority of our time on Cape Cod. The heavy use of these outdoor areas, combined with their exposure to the elements – wind, rain, snow, sleet and sun – makes them susceptible to damage.
Sometimes that damage can be fixed with a new board, a power wash or a stain. Other times, it may require your entire deck be replaced.
This is where a firm like ours can come in handy as our services go beyond painting and power washing your deck. We have the capability to replace your wood deck with an entirely new one consisting of PVC decking; Trex decking; or Zuri decking, all materials that have a similar look and feel to wood, but are better able to withstand the worst that New England’s weather can throw at it.
REPLACING THE TRIM ON YOUR CAPE COD HOME
In any home, it’s often the little things that make the biggest difference. We see it time and time again at Mad Hatter. That’s why we go the extra mile because we understand the smallest of details matter in your Cape Cod home.
Take the interior and exterior trim of your home. It may not seem like much, serving as a border to your door or window; the divider between your floor and wall; or the partition between your wall and ceiling. But that trim, whether on the interior or exterior, can serve to improve the aesthetics of your home on Cape Cod.
In many cases, trim is the finishing touch – the figurative exclamation point – to your home remodeling project. Here’s how Mad Hatter can ensure that finishing touch is done just right.
CAPE COD INTERIOR TRIM REPLACEMENT
Replacing your home’s interior trim can add a decorative touch to your living space. There are a number of styles, finishes and materials that can add elegance to one room or your entire home.
During our initial, free consultation, we can go over those options with you to determine what suits your needs and fits your budget. Possibilities include:
Crown molding – When you want your home’s trim to stand out, this is your choice. Crown molding tends to be more ornate and intricate, ideal for the intersection of walls and ceilings.
Baseboard – One of the most common forms of trim used in Cape Cod homes, baseboard is less costly than crown molding, but just as effective. It is typically used at the intersections of floors and walls OR walls and ceilings.
Casing – Similar in design to baseboard, casing is both narrower and less expensive than its counterpart.
Mad Hatter can also assist you with installing chair rails, picture rails and wall frame molding to bring a unique design element into your home.
Aside from the visual benefits, trim may also serve practical ones as well, hiding gaps where sections of your home (floor/wall and ceiling/wall) intersect. Trim can also add reinforcement to the structure of your home.
CAPE COD EXTERIOR TRIM REPLACEMENT
Just as interior trim can enhance the beauty of your home, exterior trim can add to its curb appeal. Particularly around windows and doors, which tend to draw people’s attention, new trim can make a home more modern and appealing.
And often, replacing trim is less expensive than painting over it due to the cost of labor.
Depending on the age and condition of your home’s exterior trim, you may need to replace it sooner rather than later due to the potential for rot. Of all sections of your home, exterior trim is the most susceptible to rot which can spread to the siding, leading to increased repair costs. Should your home exhibit any such damage, Mad Hatter has the expertise to assist you with rot repair.
As part of our process, we will also work with you in choosing the proper material that will prevent rot and be better suited to withstand our harsh New England climate.
Contact us today for all your carpentry needs and we will glad come and look at everything and give you a free reasonable quote.