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.


The Siding, Roofing and Window Professionals of Hartford, CT

If you are looking for roofing services in the Hartford County area, Peter L. Brown is the right contractor for you. With years of experience as a siding, roofing and window company, we can provide you with the best technological advances in the industry. As a home improvement company that homeowners can trust, we know that we will be able to help you create the home of your dreams.

Mastic Vinyl Siding is the Perfect Choice for Homeowners

Here at Peter L. Brown, we are the leader for seamless vinyl siding in Hartford CT, to make your home have a dramatic change and curb appeal. The low-maintenance application will help you to achieve the desired look in little to no time. The affordable mastic vinyl siding has been trusted by homeowners and contractors alike for over 70 years. Mastic comes custom made in many different colors that compliment vinyl windows.

Roof Designs that Prevent Streaking and Algae

pexels-photo-280221For our roof designs, we like to use Atlas Roof Shingles with Scotchgard Protector which prevents streaking, damage or discoloration for residential roofing in Hartford, CT. Many roofs in high humidity areas, including Connecticut, have problems with algae growth. But, the Atlas Roof shingles prevent algae from forming with a material inside called copper granules. You do not need to power wash or chemically clean your roof, as these shingles prevent streaks and algae growth. You can expect your roof to look just as good ten years down the road from being installed.

Replacement Doors that Are More than Just an Entryway

If it has been a while since you have replaced something on your home, why not replace your door? First impressions with homes are very important, especially if you are looking to sell in a few years. A new door not only adds curb appeal, but also will help to lower energy bills. With our Provia Entry Doors, you secure your home, lower energy bills, and improve interior comfort with its Energy Star Certification. Choose from different woods, styles and colors to add character to your home to set your home apart from others for years to come. Contact Peter L. Brown today to improve your home with exterior solutions that improve the reliability and beauty of your space.

Summer Roofing Services in Hartford CT

Here at Peter L. Brown, we are Hartford, CT roofers that conduct siding, roofing and window services. Being a family-owned company, Peter L. Brown takes pride in taking care of customers – which is why they’ve had so many return customers. Since 1960, they’ve been a family-run siding business bringing quality work that homeowners can trust.

One thing we do differently from other companies is that we can give homeowners their dream house with no money down until the job is complete. Our unique in-house financing program allows anyone from any budget to be able to complete a project on their home. Our great reputation gives us many satisfied customers, and we want to help you achieve the home of your dreams!

For roofing services, we do both roof repairs and roof installations. We like to use the best quality roofing materials, and one of them that we frequently use are Atlas Roof Shingles with Scotchgard protector. This material prevents line and streaks on the roof from mold and algae growth. This will prevent the need to pressure wash the roof or use chemical treatments.

We also do windows and siding. We use Mastic vinyl replacement for windows. The colors offered are very vibrant and bold, and will better match or compliment your mastic vinyl siding. Mastic has been around for 70 years, offering beautiful, energy efficient windows and exterior pieces. Mastic also makes vinyl siding, which also comes in an array of colors that do not need to be painted over again. They are a very low maintenance and damage proof option, for the ultimate savings in the long run on your house.

So if your are interested in upgrading the exterior of your home, Peter L. Brown is the right company to trust! With years of experience and repeat customers, we can guarantee that they do quality work that will last for years. So contact Peter L. Brown today to get the home of your dreams in no time!


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!

Signs You Need a New Roof

Regularly inspecting your roof is the key to your roof’s future health. By reading this article, and knowing what to look for, you can save yourself a lot of money in the long run.


The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends for everyone to check their roofs twice a year – during the Spring and the Fall. The first place to look is inside your attic, and you will need a flashlight.


There are four things to look for:


  1. If the roof is sagging
  2. Leaking or water damage
  3. Light showing through the roof
  4. Trails and dark spots


Checking for these will determine if your roof will need repair or replacement. Knowing the age of your roof will also help when determining whether your roof can last another 5 years or if it needs to go.


How Long Do Roofing Materials Last?


Cedar – The typical lifespan of cedar roofing is about 20 years. To tell if your cedar roof is in need of replacement, you will see noticeable differences: splits in wood and wood falling apart. This is especially common in drier weather.


Tile – This type of roof can last up to 100 years, but it is common for single tiles to break off. When you notice broken tiles, it is either time to repair or replace your roof. Individual broken tiles can only be replaced by a roofing specialist.


Concrete – Concrete roofing will last a lifetime and should not need any replacing.


If you think you may be in need of roofing replacement or repair, contact us today at 1-860-653-3350. We service roofing in Hartford County and surrounding areas. Our roofing professionals will help to restore your roof to look better than new!