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For over 60 years, Winstal has helped customers beautify their homes. In our blog, we’ll show you recent projects we’ve completed in the South Shore area, like replacement windows, skylight installations, and blown-in insulation. We’ll also give you tips on how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on heating and air-conditioning bills. Check out our Home Improvement blog below:

Recent Posts in the Winstal Home Improvement Blog

Mastic Vinyl Siding Installation - Holbrook, MA

Mastic Vinyl Siding Installation - Holbrook, MA

For this Holbrook vinyl siding installation, Winstal used Mastic Carvedwood vinyl siding. Winstal is your best choice for vinyl siding in South Shore Massachusetts. In this Holbrook vinyl siding project, the homeowners wanted to spruce up their home's appearance and improve its curb appeal. Winstal worked with the customer to choose the best optio[...]
Bulkhead Replacement - Medfield, MA

Bulkhead Replacement - Medfield, MA

Looking for a Medfield bulkhead replacement? Look to Winstal! Winstal has been assisting customers in Medfield and other towns in the greater Boston area for over 60 years. Bulkhead replacement is one of the top home improvement projects customers request from us. If you have a wood bulkhead that's rotted out or an older metal bulkhead that is rus[...]
Fiberglass Door & Storm Door Replacement - Randolph, MA

Fiberglass Door & Storm Door Replacement - Randolph, MA

Looking for a new storm door or entry door? Winstal can help with your Randolph door replacement! Winstal has installed new storm doors and entry doors in the Randolph area for over 60 years. If you're looking for a new fiberglass front door to greet your visitors, Winstal can help you! A front door is one of the most important features of your ho[...]
Bulkhead Replacement - Braintree, MA

Bulkhead Replacement - Braintree, MA

For this Braintree bulkhead replacement, Winstal helped a homeowner replace an old rickety bulkhead with a brand new one from Bilco. If you're looking for a Braintree bulkhead replacement, this recent project is right up your alley. For this home improvement, Winstal was contracted to replace an old bulkhead. Bulkhead repair is a common request fr[...]
Bay Window Replacement - Brockton, MA

Bay Window Replacement - Brockton, MA

For this Brockton bay window replacement, Winstal replaced a picture window with a brand-new bay window. Winstal got its start installing replacement windows back in 1954. For over 60 years, we've helped thousands of homeowners across South Shore Massachusetts beautify their homes and make them more inviting with window replacements.   [...]
Window Replacement, Vinyl Siding Installation - Quincy, MA

Window Replacement, Vinyl Siding Installation - Quincy, MA

Looking for a Quincy vinyl siding contractor or window replacements? Look to Winstal for all your home improvement needs. This Quincy home was the site of an extensive Winstal home improvement project. With their home's appearance needing a refresh and a modern touch, this homeowner was searching for a Quincy vinyl siding contractor. Winstal was a[...]
Trex Decking with Vinyl Railings and Lattice - Braintree, MA

Trex Decking with Vinyl Railings and Lattice - Braintree, MA

Braintree decking contractor Winstal helped improve this home's outside living space by replacing an old deck with new Trex decking, vinyl railings and lattice. A new deck can add style and functionality to your backyard. Whether you're replacing an existing deck or building a brand new one, a deck can transform your home and patio area. Winstal i[...]
Mid-America Shutter Replacement - Canton, MA

Mid-America Shutter Replacement - Canton, MA

If you're looking for a Canton shutter replacement or repair, look to Winstal. In this recent Canton shutter replacement project, Winstal helped a Canton homeowner beautify their home by replacing their old shutters. Window shutters add definition and style to your home. It's been said that "if windows are the eyes of your home, shutters are its m[...]
Bulkhead Replacement and Installation - Abington, MA

Bulkhead Replacement and Installation - Abington, MA

Looking for an Abington bulkhead replacement, repair or installation? Call Winstal to assist with your bulkhead repair needs. Winstal has been contracted to replace hundreds of bulkheads over the past 60 years. Bulkhead replacement is one of the most common projects we're asked about. Many homes in the South Shore have bulkhead doors to access the[...]
Sears Installer Excellence Award for 1976

Sears Installer Excellence Award for 1976

Check out this blast from Winstal's past, our Sears Installer Excellence Award for 1976! In the 1970s and 1980s, Winstal Company was an authorized installer for Sears, Roebuck and Co. If you purchased replacement windows, doors, home insulation, or other home improvements from your local Sears store, chances are it was installed by Winstal. We ser[...]
Bilco Bulkhead Replacement - Weymouth, MA

Bilco Bulkhead Replacement - Weymouth, MA

Looking for a Weymouth bulkhead replacement? Choose local contractor Winstal, and rest assured the job will be done on-time and to your satisfaction. For this Weymouth bulkhead replacement, the homeowners chose Winstal to assist in their bulkhead replacement. As you can see from the "Before" pictures, the previous bulkhead was very old and in desp[...]
Harvey Storm Door Installation - Milton, MA

Harvey Storm Door Installation - Milton, MA

A Harvey Storm Door Installation can add function and beauty to your entranceway, like in this Milton home. Like other customers over the past 60+ years, these Milton homeowners chose Winstal for their home improvement contractor needs. They wanted to spruce up their entranceway with a Harvey Storm Door installation. The Harvey Storm Door brings b[...]
Front Door Installation, Cap and Wrap - Quincy, MA

Front Door Installation, Cap and Wrap - Quincy, MA

In this Quincy project, Winstal performed a front door installation, along with new light fixtures and cap and wrap. When you contract with Winstal for a new front door installation, you can use it as an opportunity to make other cosmetic updates to your home too. For this home in Quincy, the homeowner was looking for a replacement door that would[...]
Trex Deck Construction - East Bridgewater, MA

Trex Deck Construction - East Bridgewater, MA

For this East Bridgewater home, Winstal was contracted for a Trex deck construction to replace an older deck that was rotted out. Trex is your best choice for new deck construction, providing years of service to your backyard or patio. Made of a composite of recycled wood and plastic, it's a sustainable and smart option. The decking never splits o[...]
Mastic Carvedwood Vinyl Siding Installation - Canton, MA

Mastic Carvedwood Vinyl Siding Installation - Canton, MA

Are you looking for Canton vinyl siding? Check out this recent project to install Mastic Carvedwood Vinyl Siding on a Canton home. Mastic Carvedwood vinyl siding is a beautiful selection, featuring the strength and durability of vinyl siding and the beauty of real wood. Vinyl siding guarantees performance for up to 40 years. With an almost unlimit[...]
Ecoshield Window Replacement - Rockland, MA

Ecoshield Window Replacement - Rockland, MA

Looking for a Rockland window replacement? Winstal can help you! See how this home received an upgrade with an Ecoshield window replacement and cap and wrap. Ecoshield 2000HP windows are a perfect choice for your home, often saving you 30%-40% on your energy bill. In this Rockland window replacement project, Winstal installed brand-new double-hung[...]
Harvey Classic Window Replacement - Abington, MA

Harvey Classic Window Replacement - Abington, MA

For this Abington window replacement project, Winstal replaced an old garden window with a new Harvey Classic window. Winstal installs all different types of replacement windows. From double-hung windows and bay windows, to picture windows and skylights, we can help with any project you have in mind. In this Abington home, the homeowner no longer [...]
Double-Hung Window Installation - Brockton, MA

Double-Hung Window Installation - Brockton, MA

In this Brockton window replacement, Winstal installed double-hung windows to replace drafty old ones. Are you sick of the old windows on your house? Old windows can be a problem for any home. Drafty windows allow warm heat or cool air (depending on the season) to leak out of your home. Broken panes are both an eyesore and dangerous. Brand new win[...]
Ecoshield Flat Casement Window Installation - Quincy, MA

Ecoshield Flat Casement Window Installation - Quincy, MA

For this window replacement, Winstal installed a new casement window in this Quincy home. For this project in Quincy, Winstal replaced an older bay window with a brand-new casement window from Ecoshield. These energy-efficient windows will help the homeowner save money on heating bills this winter. Casement windows contain panes that open outward [...]
Ecoshield Vinyl Replacement Windows - Quincy, MA

Ecoshield Vinyl Replacement Windows - Quincy, MA

Ecoshield Vinyl Replacement Windows provide your home with function and energy efficiency. For this project in Quincy, Winstal replaced the second floor windows of the home with new vinyl replacement Ecoshield series 2000HP double-hung windows. Double-hung windows are made up of a top sash and a bottom sash, both of which are moveable. The sashes [...]
Harvey Casement Bow Window - Braintree, MA

Harvey Casement Bow Window - Braintree, MA

In this Braintree project, Winstal replaces an old bow window with a professionally installed Harvey Casement Bow Window. Bow Windows are large curved windows, comprised of individual windows. These are most often found in living rooms or anywhere you would want to introduce light or extra space into your home. The Harvey Casement Bow Window is a [...]
Vinyl Siding Installation - Westwood, MA

Vinyl Siding Installation - Westwood, MA

Looking for Westwood vinyl siding? Winstal can help protect your home against the elements, and provides years of relief from painting with maintenance-free vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is one of the best long-term investments you can make in your home. Vinyl siding is made to last 40+ years. That's 40 years you don't have to worry about painting yo[...]
Therma-Tru Doors Installation - Quincy, MA

Therma-Tru Doors Installation - Quincy, MA

For this Quincy home, Winstal replaced several Therma-Tru doors, including an entry door, storm door, and a basement door replacement. Therma-Tru Doors will offer your home years of faithful service, as well as a beautiful looking entryway. These fiberglass doors last much longer than traditional wood doors, and are energy efficient too. The Quinc[...]
Casement Windows Installation - Canton, MA

Casement Windows Installation - Canton, MA

Looking for replacement casement windows in Canton? Call on Winstal, your local window contractor since 1954! Installing casement windows is one of Winstal's specialties due to our years of experience. For over 60 years, we've installed all kinds of replacement windows in South Shore MA. A new casement window could be the perfect addition to your [...]
Garage Door Replacement - Weymouth, MA

Garage Door Replacement - Weymouth, MA

With a garage door replacement, this Weymouth home gets a shot of life and security. For this Weymouth home, Winstal replaced an old garage door with a brand new one from Clopay Garage Doors. This new garage door gives the garage a clean appearance and increased security. When a door is rotted out and peeling, it opens your garage to the outside e[...]
Post and Railing Replacement - East Bridgewater, MA

Post and Railing Replacement - East Bridgewater, MA

Have old or rotted posts and railings on your porch? Call Winstal for a railing replacement with long-lasting vinyl versions. Once your posts and railings start to rot out, that's the time to consider replacing them. This can help stabilize your deck or porch, and make your home more attractive to the eye. In some cases, this can involve a total d[...]
Harvey Patio Door Replacement with Blinds - Norton, MA

Harvey Patio Door Replacement with Blinds - Norton, MA

A Harvey patio door gives your home a sleek look and efficient operation, with blinds already built into the glass. Are you sick of installing new vertical blinds every couple of years? Fumbling with an old patio door that's best days are behind it? Frustrated with poor performance and clumsy operation? Look to the Harvey patio door, which has bli[...]
Window Replacement and Door Installation - Randolph, MA

Window Replacement and Door Installation - Randolph, MA

In this Randolph window replacement, Winstal installed new EcoShield windows, making it more energy efficient. Energy efficient windows serve as insulation to your home, keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This feature saves you money in the present on energy bills, and pays off as a future investment if you sell your home. In th[...]
Trex Stairs Construction - Braintree, MA

Trex Stairs Construction - Braintree, MA

Trex stairs make a perfect complement to any home, providing maintenance-free and long-lasting performance. For this project, Winstal built a set of Trex stairs off this Braintree home's sunroom. The old stairs were rotted out and posed a serious hazard. By using Trex for the building materials, the stairs will look great, never splinter and last [...]
Double-Hung Windows - Hingham, MA

Double-Hung Windows - Hingham, MA

Double-Hung Windows help bring beauty and functionality to your home. In this home improvement project, Winstal replaced two bow windows with individual double-hung windows. By installing energy-efficient replacements for these old drafty windows, the homeowner will save money on heating and air conditioning bills. The windows are also more cosmet[...]
Gutter, Soffit and Fascia Replacement - Weymouth, MA

Gutter, Soffit and Fascia Replacement - Weymouth, MA

Gutters, Soffit and Fascia provide protection from rain and snow to your home, in addition to a more polished look. This week, Winstal was making repairs to a home in South Weymouth. The home's gutters were damaged by ice dams during the winter. The old gutters and downspouts were removed and replaced with brand new ones. The new seamless rain gut[...]
Cellar Door Replacement - West Bridgewater, MA

Cellar Door Replacement - West Bridgewater, MA

Cellar doors are often overlooked, but an important part of your home. Contact Winstal for your cellar door replacement needs. In this project, Winstal replaced an old cellar door in West Bridgewater with a brand new door from Ecoshield. This cellar door replacement was a much needed update for this home. The new fiberglass door offers better secu[...]
Gutter Repair and Downspout Replacement - Braintree, MA

Gutter Repair and Downspout Replacement - Braintree, MA

Gutter repair and downspout replacement is an essential part of a home’s protection against rain, ice, snow and other elements. We saw that first-hand this winter, which was a grueling one for the Massachusetts region. Record amounts of snow have left a trail of destruction in its path. Many gutters failed and became damaged due to ice and snow. T[...]
Entry Door Replacement with Blinds - East Bridgewater, MA

Entry Door Replacement with Blinds - East Bridgewater, MA

Modernize your home by installing an entry door with built-in blinds. Looking for a replacement for your old or damaged entry door? Winstal can help you with any replacement door you need! Take this recent project in East Bridgewater. We replaced an older prime door with a brand-new one. The new door from Therma-Tru offers not only better security[...]
Screened Porch Repair - Abington, MA

Screened Porch Repair - Abington, MA

A screened porch is the perfect addition to your porch, deck or patio. Enjoy the summer evening air while relaxing on your deck. Let Winstal help you with this home improvement project. In this recent enclosed porch job in Abington, we were able to repair and replace older screens that had become ripped and worn over time. With new screens, the ho[...]
Portico Repair - Squantum, MA

Portico Repair - Squantum, MA

For this project, Winstal was in Squantum to replace the posts and do some general portico repair. Porticos offer you shelter from the sun and rain when you're entering your home. They also add a beautiful depth to your home's appearance and give it character. Winstal has worked extensively on portico repair in the Squantum, Quincy and Braintree a[...]
Why insulate your home or attic?

Why insulate your home or attic?

Insulating your house is one of the best decisions you can make. Insulation protects you from the elements and makes the home more energy efficient. Home and attic insulation is essential to surviving a cold New England winter. Without insulation, you just have bare space inside your home's walls and ceilings. When icy weather and cold wind is i[...]
Sliding Glass Patio Doors - Weymouth, MA

Sliding Glass Patio Doors - Weymouth, MA

Happy New Year! Winstal brought in 2015 in Weymouth, replacing a set of sliding glass patio doors. In this project, we were installing a new set of sliding glass patio doors on a home in Weymouth, MA. The previous doors were old and drafty, which weren't energy efficient at all. The new sliding glass doors from EcoShield will help the owners save [...]
How to save money with ENERGY STAR window replacements

How to save money with ENERGY STAR window replacements

Choose ENERGY STAR approved windows to make your home more efficient, and save money on your heating/air-conditioning bills. The typical household spends $2,000 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save more than 30% (more than $700 per year). You'll also see similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing features[...]
Winstal - Celebrating 60 years of South Shore Home Improvements

Winstal - Celebrating 60 years of South Shore Home Improvements

For over 60 years, Winstal has served the South Shore of Massachusetts with high quality home improvements. Winstal is very proud to celebrate our 60th anniversary this year. Ever since William and Dorothea Mortimer started the business back in 1954, our core focus has been to provide quality home improvements and exceed our customers' expectation[...]
Bow Window Replacement - Braintree, MA

Bow Window Replacement - Braintree, MA

In this Braintree project, Winstal was contractor for a bow window replacement. A bow window is a perfect choice for living rooms or other large areas, as they allow copious amounts of sunlight in to brighten the room. If equipped with double-hung windows, they can also open up to allow for fresh air. In addition, they give you a great sightline t[...]
Windows, Prime Door Installation - Quincy, MA

Windows, Prime Door Installation - Quincy, MA

Winstal's latest project was a Quincy window replacement, where we renovated a front porch with windows, trimwork and a new door. This home transformation included several different tasks, focused on the house's windows and doors. The first project was to replace the old "blind-style" windows with new double-hung windows from EcoShield. These wind[...]
Should I choose a wood, steel or fiberglass door?

Should I choose a wood, steel or fiberglass door?

"What kind of door should I install? Wood, steel or a fiberglass door? What are the benefits of each?" It's a common question customers ask us. Usually, we recommend installing fiberglass replacement doors due to the versatility and performance advantages it has. Even after 25 years, a fiberglass door remains the most advanced material for entry[...]
Bulkhead Installation and Replacement - Braintree, MA

Bulkhead Installation and Replacement - Braintree, MA

Winstal was in our hometown of Braintree, MA this week, performing a bulkhead installation. A bulkhead installation may be a needed update to your home. Bulkhead doors can often rust or rot out, requiring repair or replacement. Bilco Bulkhead Doors offer you easy access to otherwise hard-to-reach basement areas. But over time, the older bulkheads [...]
Replacement Windows Installation - Easton, MA

Replacement Windows Installation - Easton, MA

In this Easton window replacement, Winstal installed new energy efficient windows to help this home through the winter. In this project, we were contacted by a repeat customer for an Easton window replacement. Previously, Winstal built a new Trex deck for this homeowner at their old house. They had since purchased a new home, and needed some updat[...]
Basement Storm Door Replacement - Braintree, MA

Basement Storm Door Replacement - Braintree, MA

This week, Winstal's project was a basement entry and storm door replacement in Braintree. This door replacement project came about when a previous customer, for whom we had installed a bow window, recommended Winstal to her son. He was looking to replace the basement entry and storm doors at his house in Braintree. A replacement like this can be [...]
Vinyl Replacement Windows Installation - Weymouth, MA

Vinyl Replacement Windows Installation - Weymouth, MA

This week, Winstal was in Weymouth to install new vinyl replacement windows. Our project was to replace some old drafty windows with new energy efficient vinyl replacement windows. As you can see from the pictures, these new windows replaced both the home's original windows, as well as their add-on storm windows. With these energy efficient window[...]
Window Installation and Replacement - Braintree, MA

Window Installation and Replacement - Braintree, MA

Looking for a Braintree window installation or door replacement? Check out this project, where Winstal replaced a garage door with vinyl replacement windows and installed a new entry door. As part of this Braintree window installation project, the owners were able to take an unused portion of their home and convert it to living space. How? Through[...]
Enclosed Porch Construction - Weymouth, MA

Enclosed Porch Construction - Weymouth, MA

In the 2nd part of this project, Winstal replaced an old deck in Weymouth with a new, enclosed porch with double-hung windows. An easy way to increase the value of your home is to build an enclosed porch on your home, or enclose an existing porch. As you can see in the pictures below, the deck wasn't of much use in its previous state. By convertin[...]
Window Replacement and Vinyl Siding - Weymouth, MA

Window Replacement and Vinyl Siding - Weymouth, MA

In the 1st part of this Weymouth window replacement project, Winstal installed new energy efficient windows and provided a much-needed facelift with vinyl siding. If you're looking for a Weymouth window replacement, look to Winstal. We've been helping homeowners with window installation for over 60 years. In this transformative project, Winstal he[...]
Arbor and Patio Construction - Brockton, MA

Arbor and Patio Construction - Brockton, MA

For this Brockton project, Winstal was hired for an arbor and patio construction to improve the outdoor living area. This homeowner was searching for a home improvement contractor to spruce up their backyard in the form of a patio construction. By adding an adjacent patio and arbor to the construction of a new garage, Winstal was able to give a de[...]
How do I choose an energy efficient window

How do I choose an energy efficient window

How do I choose an energy efficient window that will help insulate my home? What makes an energy efficient window? That's one of the main questions that customers ask us. What do you look for? One of the most important features of a replacement window is its glazing system—a major component of the unit’s overall energy efficiency. Products with [...]
Basement Window and Well Installation - Dennis, MA

Basement Window and Well Installation - Dennis, MA

Replacing an old basement window and well can reduce the risk of flood. Because a basement window is located below ground, they are susceptible to leaking and flooding during rainy seasons. In this recent project in West Dennis, MA, Winstal was called on by a previous customer for a basement window replacement. In the past, we've been the home imp[...]