After serving our country in the Marines and then as a police officer in Cecil County, Maryland, Darrin Preston returned home to join his father’s residential construction company. Darrin spent about six years learning the trade before moving to Pennsylvania to start his own residential and commercial construction company. For 18 years, Darrin’s business had a “one call does it all” mentality, doing everything from roofing, windows, and siding to kitchen and bath remodeling, basement renovation, decks, landscaping, and building houses from the ground up.
Darrin found success through his hard work, professional attitude and attention to detail. When Darrin joined Certitude in 2017, he brought his extensive knowledge of the construction industry, with a passion for helping homeowners achieve their dream homes.
When he’s not on the phone helping customers, Darrin loves to spend time with his family, go body surfing at the beach, play a round of golf, or just sit back in the sun and enjoy a nice cold glass of sweet tea! Next up on his bucket list is to have his feet in the Atlantic Ocean to watch the sunrise and then on the same day to have his feet in the Pacific Ocean while the sun sets.
This homeowner had a stucco issue and the entire house needed new siding and windows. Ed our estimator helped design this homes exterior using Certainteed insulated CedarBoard Woodgrain single 7" Clapboard in Savannah Wicker with white corners for a touch of design flair. We also installed Certainteed stone facade to one section of the home and added a metal standing seam roof to the front entrance way roof. In addition we built a penn eave over the 2 garage doors to give a little overhang when it rains at the garage entrace. We also installed Simonton Brickmold 300 series window throughout the home.
This design ended up with the perfect color along with the added Scalloped siding on the front gable to really make this house stand out from the neighbors and make it look sweet. Ed our estimator was able to pull this project together based on his knowledge of the products and the customers design preferences.
This home recieved a Certainteed Carolina Beaded Siding in Granite Gray upgrade. We added some flair with vinyl lineals around some of the windows and added cornice molding to the top of the garage windows. Also we replaced the gutters they are now enlarged 6"K Aluminum gutters with 3x4 downspouts. This job was topped off with new vinyl soffits and custom bent capping to the rakes and fascia boards.
This homeower chose to use Certainteed Insulated CedarBoards with a single 7" exposure siding panel in Oxford Blue. Also the gutters, soffits, shutters and capping all got replaced as well. In addition to all that we installed Beechworth Fiberglass windows with wood interiors...these are some strong windows and will never rot like wood or bend like vinyl. Oh and for a nice touch we added a vinyl cornice molding to the top of the lower front windows.
The customer had failing stucco and needed it removed. They chose Certainteed Carolina Beaded Siding in Granite Gray.
This customer was tired of maintaining the wood siding and decided to make a change. The issue he had was that a traditional style siding (running horizontally) was not appealing to him. Knowing that Ed helped design the use of Certianteeds Vertical Board and Batton siding on his home giving him the look he wanted without the hassle of all the maintnance a real wood board and batton siding requires.
The Homeowner was interested in replacing the siding and also making the house more energy efficient. In order to do that we replaced the windows with Simonton Vinyl windows and wrapped the house in a Radiant Barrier house wrap which is under the siding. We installed the trending Certianteed Monogram Woodgrain D4 Clapboard in Pacific Blue. To finish this home off we replaced the soffit and capping.
This customer met with Ed our estimator and after many visits and design configurations they decided to use the following materials to update this home. The siding was replaced using Certainteed D6 Clapboard insulated CedarBoards in the trending color Pacific Blue. In addition around each window a vinyl lineal was installed to make the windows pop out along with new capping to the rakes and fascias and new gutter and downspouts. Also the windows got replaced using Anderson Fibrex single hung windows on the home.
With lots of choices in siding material we helped put together a design specific for the tastes of this customer. On the front of the house Certainteed Cedar Impressions straight 7" Perfection in Color Buckskin. The remaining sections of the home was sided with Certainteed Monogram 5" Dutchlap in color Buckskin. In addition we replaced all the Facia, Rakes, Windows, and soffits to give this customer a maintenance free home.
We replaced the old siding on this home with Certainteed Mainstreet D5 Clapboard in the trending color Flagstone. We also did some capping work to the rake boards. This really looks like a new house!
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