Blogs & News

1612, 2022

Replacing Your Windows Can SAVE You Money!

By |Energy Efficiency|

Worried about inflation and the costs of fuel to heat your home? You are not alone! Starting in 2023, there are some great federal tax credits available through The Inflation Reduction Act for energy-efficient window, door, and skylight installations. ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, products for your home that use less energy and save you money. Starting in 2023, ENERGY STAR® certified windows and skylights come with a $600 total federal ...

1309, 2022

Why We Only Use Sunrise Vanguard Windows

By |Energy Efficiency|

  ​When it comes to replacing the windows on your home, we know there’s a lot to consider. For over 40 years, our job has been to know which products are best for our customers! There are many factors that influence homeowner purchasing decisions such as price, style, specifications, and more. Since 2007, our window of choice has been Vanguard Windows by Sunrise. We believe choosing Vanguard Windows for your window replacement project will add ...

1805, 2022

Why Quality Vinyl Siding is Good for Homes in Rainy New England

By |Siding|

We absolutely love old homes, old buildings, and the North Shore’s craftsman-style homes. They were built to last – and longevity is a key value A&A Services shares. Our 40 years of remodeling homes across the North Shore have made us experts in quality installation. The homes built in and around Salem, Boston’s North Shore, and across New England took our climate into account during construction. While it’s common enough to see siding made from ...

1404, 2022

Adding Storm Windows in Historic Salem

By |Storm Windows|

Historic buildings and homes often occupy a special place in people’s hearts and imaginations. Here in Massachusetts, we’re fortunate enough to be virtually surrounded by historic buildings. While some prefer newer construction, the popularity of sites like Circa Old Houses and their crossover HGTV show Cheap Old Houses indicates that architectural charm and history remain strong motivators for buyers — and entertainment. Our own Salem has a strong connection with historic homes and the pop ...

1503, 2022

All About Vanguard Windows by Sunrise

By |Energy Efficiency|

When it comes to replacing the windows on your home, we know there’s a lot to consider. Trust us – for over 40 years, our job has been to know what’s best for our customers! We consider what makes one product superior to another, which products will fare best in Salem’s climate, how effectively the manufacturer's window seals your home to how effectively the finish inspires jealousy in your neighbors (kidding – but we know ...

2802, 2022

Energy-Efficient Windows and the Savings They Can Bring

By |Windows|

The windows of a home can offer some insight into the people who live there – specifically, how much money those people are prepared to lose in heating and cooling costs! If you’re planning a window replacement project, you’re likely weighing the pros and cons of sticking with your current windows. It’s hard for us to imagine a scenario in which choosing to keep old, energy-inefficient windows in a house is considered the best choice ...

1212, 2021

Why Do My Windows Have Condensation?

By |Windows|

If you live in Salem, MA, you’re well aware of our harsh winters and temperature swings. Our winter days can rise above freezing, but temperatures regularly dive under that threshold at night. During these wide temperature fluctuations,  you might have noticed condensation forming on your windows. It can form on the inside of your windows, the outside, or even between the panes of glass if you have multi-paned windows. What gives, and why is it ...

3011, 2021

Common Roofing Issues in Winter

By |Roofing|

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year--winter! For those of us living in the great state of Massachusetts, that usually means lots and lots of snow. While snow is great for making snowmen and the occasional snowball fight, it’s not necessarily the best when piled in excess on top of your roof. Although your roof was built to withstand a certain amount of wear and tear, it can only take so much before ...

2010, 2021

Getting the Exterior of Your Home Ready for Fall

By |Helpful tips, Tips & Tricks|

It is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Salem, Massachusetts: Autumn! The air outside is fresh, crisp, and slightly cool. The leaves are beginning to change colors and fall off the trees and you see pumpkins adorning some of your neighbors' porches. It’s the perfect time to walk around the perimeter of your home with your freshly brewed cup of coffee and ponder all of the different things you want and ...

1110, 2021

Employee Appreciation Month

By |About Us|

A&A Services was started in 1982 by our owners and local North Shore residents Chris and Barb Zorzy. Our business was born as a family-owned and operated company with only one goal in mind: being the kind of company that Chris and Barb wanted to do business with as homeowners. From this goal stemmed our promise of always going above and beyond for our clients and always delivering top-quality workmanship and customer service at all ...

1208, 2021

Should I Replace the Roof or Sell the House As Is?

By |Real Estate, Roof Replacement, Roofing|

As the housing market erupts and homes are being put on the market every day, many sellers have started questioning “should I replace the roof or sell the house as-is?” If you are planning to sell your home within the next couple months, checking the condition of your roof should be a prerequisite. The state of the roof can be the selling point for a potential buyer or a reason they decide to look elsewhere. ...

1208, 2021

Reasons to Schedule a Roof Replacement in the Summer

By |Roof Repair, Roofing|

Updated Aug 15, 2023 As the late summer season unfolds, many homeowners in the North Shore of Boston may contemplate the ideal time for a roof replacement. Contrary to popular belief that fall is the prime season, late summer holds unique advantages for this crucial home improvement project. Below, we will guide you through why choosing late summer for your roof replacement in the North Shore of Boston might be the perfect decision. Late Summer ...