Redesigning Your Exterior with Peter L. Brown Materials

Here at Peter L. Brown, we are the professional siding, roofing and window company in Hartford County. We are the professionals that homeowners can trust, and we provide our customers with the best in quality materials and craftsmanship. Over the years, our company has built up an impressive reputation in Connecticut, and we proudly stand by our work.

Homeowners today expect a lot from their exterior projects. They want to make sure they are getting hassle-free low-maintenance products with quality craftsmanship and great product performance. Luckily, with Peter L. Brown – you are getting all of that and more! With our vinyl siding, vinyl windows and roofing; you can have a beautiful exterior to your home at a great price. Whether you need replacement doors Hartford CT or a new roofing application, we are the number one exterior home re-modelers in Connecticut.

Our siding choices with vinyl are great for a low-maintenance application, that last for decades. It does not need to be repainted, and only needs a light cleaning with soap and water once a year. You will not have a ‘staggered’ look like many other siding applications. The siding will not overlap; it will be smooth and seamless.

triplesmoothFor roofing Granby CT, you can have shingles that stay virtually the same color even after ten years. The color will not fade, there is no discoloration and algae will not grow due to the Scotchgard Protector feature in Atlas Roof Shingles. It’s very easy to overlook your roof, and this is an unfortunate mistake that many people make. Once your roof has a small problem it can become a much bigger problem – and quickly. If you aren’t checking your roof annually, then you are risking the health of your roof and your home.

For another dramatic change to your home, why not add brand-new, picturesque windows? For quality windows, try custom made windows made with the superior Mastic Vinyl application. We have everything from sliding and picture windows to awning and casement windows. We also have many different colors for our Mastic Vinyl windows that also match the colors of our Mastic Vinyl siding. Contact Peter L. Brown today for professional exterior products at affordable prices.


Designing Your Home To Save You Money

Whether you need siding, insulation, or residential roofing Hartford, CT – Peter L. Brown is your go-to company for all exterior home services. Peter L. Brown began their aluminum, siding and window business since the 1960’s. In 1986, they became a full-service exterior home improvement company, providing you with the best in home improvements at a reasonable price. They have since been dedicated to providing their customers with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship.

Change Your Siding With Unique, Fade-Proof Colors

Since siding is one of the aspects to homes that people see first, it is important to get a durable material that will last. Traditional siding often overlaps, showing unwanted lines and seams. If you want to make a dramatic change to the exterior of your home, then our seamless vinyl siding Hartford, CT is the way to go. The siding pops into place, making installation easy while creating a professional look. You will have a smooth exterior surface, that resists damage, dents and does not have to be repainted. This low-maintenance material will give your home the curb appeal it needs.

Install Insulation For Better Ventilation and Cheaper Energy Bills

It is important to have a completely sealed application of insulation. Some insulation materials do not get in every crack of the wall, and the heat will end up leaking out of the cracks. This will, in turn, raise your energy bill. At Peter L. Brown, we have insulation that will fill in every crevice, to properly ventilate the attic and prevent moisture. In an improperly ventilated area like an attic, condensation will form and lead to raised energy costs, roof and wall damage, water leaking from the attic and even mold and mildew growth. The importance of good insulation is often overlooked, but you will see the savings in energy costs once you change your insulation type. With our AttiCat blown-in insulation, the setup is simple with no mess! Fiberglass insulation is blown into your attic or small space, covering the area in its entirety. You will have more control over your heat, with this safe and reliable material.

Design Your Ideal Roof with a Lifetime Warranty and Curb Appeal

Is your roof living up to its expectation? Many roofs start fading after a few years. Maybe your shingles are falling off and your roof is just not holding up like it used to. With Atlas Roof Shingles featuring Scotchgard protector, you do not have to worry about color fade or algae growth. It is a strong material, that comes with a lifetime limited warranty. So don’t ignore your roof,  as it is easy to overlook. Because the roof is your first line of protection against weather, it needs to be strong. A good roof will protect your home and increase your home’s value greatly.

If you want to upgrade your home, but you don’t know what to work on – choose one of these projects above! They will give you the biggest return on your investment and will save you money in the long run. So contact Peter L. Brown today for a free estimate to start remodeling your dream home today!



The perfect Exterior Renovations for Your Home

If you are looking to remodel the exterior of your home, Peter L. Brown is the roofing, window and siding expert in the Hartford, CT area. You can have a beautiful, custom-made  piece for your house within a short period of time. You can increase the curb appeal of your home, without spending a lot of money.

Windows and Doors

A great material for windows and Doors would be vinyl siding because it is durable and easy to maintain. Other materials for windows like wood need to be repainted, are hard to maintain and often are exposed to mold and pests that can make the wood rot. Like wood, vinyl siding is just as energy efficient. You can likely save a lot of money on your energy bills within a few years with vinyl siding. Homeowners who use vinyl windows and doors find that they truly last a lifetime. They resist scratching, damage, mold and dirt – which will show up on wood.


If you are looking for an alternative to moldy and dirty roofs, then Atlas Roof shingles with Scotchgard Protector. They prevent streaking from algae and discoloration. If you want a strong roof, visiting a professional roofer for yearly inspections will help you to protect your investment for years to come. The dimensional shingles used at Peter L. Brow come in 13 different colors and are much more attractive looking than asphalt shingles. For superior resistance to weathering, try Atlas Roof Shingles today.


If you need to upgrade your siding to a newer, more secure material – then vinyl siding is the choice for you. It is very low maintenance, and only requires a light cleaning with soap and water annually. Many types of siding show where the siding ends, which creates an ‘overlapping’ effect. With Peter L. Brown vinyl siding, it is seamless and you will just have a smooth finish.

So if you are interested in upgrading your exterior to reliable materials, contact Peter L. Brown today. For reasonably priced materials that will have a long life, try any of our vinyl siding materials. In the past 30 years, the vinyl siding industry has boomed and has shown to be a reliable material and easier to manage material over the years.


Upgrade the Exterior and Interior of Your Home with Peter L. Brown



For outdoor maintenance this summer, choose Peter L. Brown for all your upgrade and maintenance needs. At Peter L. Brown we use only the highest quality materials for exterior and interior home improvement projects. From roofing and window replacement to insulation and siding – Peter L. Brown is the contractor that does it all.




Our specialty roofing materials are able to prevent dirt from staying on top of roofs. The brand we use is Atlas Roof Shingles with Scotchgard Protector, to prevent algae from growing on roofs when the moisture levels are high. Connecticut is a high humidity state, which is why it’s important to get shingles with special materials to prevent algae from forming and making streaks on the roof.




People often do not realize the implications and dangers of having a clogged gutter, but rather see more complications in a leaky roof or a broken window. A gutter’s job is to take water flowing from your roof and send it away from the home. But when gutters are clogged, the water can leak into your home and damage the structure. It can also be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. This is why we offer the installation of gutter protection items, as well as entire roof drainage systems including seamless gutters, roof flashing, roof edging and a variety of other products to protect your drainage system.




If your homes temperature is not up to your standards, and you find yourself cold in the winter and hot in the summer, then maybe it’s time to upgrade your insulation. Regular insulation does not get into every nook and cranny, which can create moisture and heat, which in turn raises energy costs. One of our best sellers is the Atticat expanding blown-in insulation system, which breaks and fluffs up fiberglass insulation into millions of air pockets to seal every last crevice in your home. It is a safe and reliable type of insulation, and does not create a mess with its remote controlled hose.




Our vinyl siding options are seamless, which will give the exterior of your home a beautiful and professional look. Instead of staggered seams like many other types of siding, our vinyl siding has a smooth, seamless finish. Vinyl siding is also made of PVC, which is a type of plastic that will not rot or flake. We use Mastic vinyl siding, which comes in many different colors and textures. It’s authentic looking, does not require paint, is durable and is backed by a V.I.P. lifetime warranty.



So, if you are interested in sprucing up your home for this summer, or want to save a little money on energy bills – then contact us today! We will provide you with a free estimate on all projects, so you can get quickly get started on transforming the look of your home. Since 1969, Peter L. Brown is a family – run business that homeowners can trust. Use only the best materials and contractors, and start seeing a difference in your home’s appearance today!

Why Should You Insulate Your Home?

Why Should I Insulate?
Insulation is crucial for a home because it saves energy and money. If you did not have insulation, your furnace would over heat your house, and you would overspend on heating and air conditioning. Besides your attic feeling like a desert, you are also adding an increased expense by as much as 30 percent. To provide adequate heat, you would need a large and expensive heating and cooling device. Without proper insulation, warm and cool air are not properly flowing throughout the house. This in turn will leave some rooms will be much hotter than others.


How Much Insulation Do I Need?
Insulation usually goes around the living area,  where you spend your most time. It forms a barrier between the living area and the elements and temperatures from the exterior. Insulation creates a barrier around the living space that reduces the amount of heat exerted from the furnace, and saves you energy costs.

The amount of insulation varies among a few factors:

  • The Location of Your Home – Different areas of the U.S. have different climates, which require different insulation R-values. States in the North need higher R-values, whereas states in the South need lower R-values.
  • The Age of Your Home – The older the age of your home, the more attention it will need with insulation. If your home is older than 10 years old, you will need more insulation. The insulation wears down over time, making it less effective than the day you installed it. Fiberglass and mineral wool insulation are ideal because they are types of insulation that resist wear.


Insulating Roof and Walls

Most of the heat or cold is lost or gained through roofs or open walls. Air conditioning and heating costs will be reduced to about 40 percent by insulating these areas. Think less pollution and large savings! Insulation is then paid for itself due to money saved from less energy consumption which covers the cost of the insulation.

But insulation is just one step to saving on energy costs. Windows, doors, and walls all can affect energy efficiency and heat gain or loss. Any air gaps (even minuscule) can mean that you are losing heat without even knowing it. By making sure all of these areas in your home are completely covered from outside elements, you can save a lot of money in energy savings. To make an appointment to set up insulation for your home, contact us today!

6 Reasons to Use Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is very popular due to its strength and durability. Spray foam works by having its two materials – polyurethane and isocyanate – chemically react and bond to each other to form a hardened substance. When sprayed out of the tip of the spray foam gun, a protective layer is formed over the area to be insulated.

There are two types of insulation: open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell has a spongy feel to it and is more dense than the closed-cell, which has a sound dampening effect. The closed cell, although more expensive than the open- cell, has a vast list of benefits:


  1. Powerful Materials – This type of insulation coming from a spray gun is more powerful than other types of insulation. It provides an air-tight seal, making it a hot item on the market. It is one of the top performing items sold.
  2. Energy Saving – Expect to save money when using the air-tight seal from a spray foam insulation. One of the biggest reasons for high energy bills is do to air leaks. Due to the superior seal, families can expect to save at least 50 percent on their energy bill, as compared to other insulators with only a 30 percent savings.
  3. Keeps Moisture Out – When there are holes in your wall exposed to the outside air, you are exposed to all kinds of outdoor elements. This creates a breeding ground for moisture, which can rot away wood, create mold or even cause flooding. Using spray foam will prevent this issue from happening, and will not absorb moisture like other products sold on the market.
  4. Mold Resistant – The chemicals inside the spray foam mold will not attract mold. They are made from an inert polymer, which essentially leaves no food supply for mold growth. Closed-cell spray foam offers a better protection against mold.
  5. Long Lasting – The inert polymer allows the material to hold in place for years! You can enjoy more years in your home without worrying to re-insulate after a few years. Customers using spray foam save over the course of 20 years because of its optimal performance.
  6. Sustainability – The spray foam material is Eco-friendly because it reduces energy waste, keeps out moisture and mold, and lasts longer than most products so it will use less waste.


If you have read this, and are still indifferent about installing spray foam – ask us questions! We would love to clarify any questions or concerns you have with spray foam insulation. Ultimately, it will save you time and money in the long run.