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Midwest Abodes with Coastal Appeal

Whether you have a quaint coastal cottage, a colossal waterfront home or just love the look of coastal style, with James Hardie® siding and trim, your home will not only look stunning, it will be protected from the Midwest  weather, too. The Midwest is known for its heavy winds, bli... Read more

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How Your Home Can Fight Humidity with a Summer & Winter Setting on Your Furnace

Humidity is important for keeping comfortable inside your home. On average, relative humidity levels between 20% and 50% are considered comfortable and safe your home’s structure. There are several ways to help combat humidity inside your home, and one of these may be located somewhere along your furnace’s ducts – the switch for summer and... Read more

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Standing Strong in the Face of it All

    When it comes to strong siding and trim, James Hardie’s engineers wanted to create building products that could withstand the test of time, all while valuing smart design. The company accomplished their goal and created one of the most durable and stylish siding products in the industry. ... Read more

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Using all the Same Manufacturers Components on your Roof Has Added Benefits Cheaper Options Cannot Provide

Upon hearing that a roof replacement has become necessary, several homeowners will do their utmost to try and have the job done as cheaply as possible- even to the point of trying to shop around between roofing component suppliers to ensure that they save as much money as possible. However, what they don’t realize is that it will be far more b... Read more

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Don’t Let Improper Attic Ventilation Void your Roof and Shingle Warranty

Although several homeowners may think that once they have spent a few thousand dollars on replacing a shingle roof, they will not need to give it a second thought for the next 10 – 20 years. However, this is not the case. To ensure that the warranty on their new shingle roofing remains in force, property owners will need to see to it that ther... Read more

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Resist Warping and Shrinking with James Hardie Home Siding

We may not think much about it, but homes shrink and expand. Oddly enough, they move, they settle, they change with the seasons. If your home is clad in wood or wood-based siding, such as LP® SmartSide®, it can expand when exposed to humid air, and contract in drier air conditions. Also, the expansion or contrac... Read more

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Why Trying to Save Money and Cut Corners on your New Roof Will Cost you in the Long Run

As most homeowners know, replacing a house roof will always be a costly process. This often results in them trying to cut corners and get the work done as cheaply as possible. However, in 99.9% of cases, this will result in serious roof-related issues occurring down the road. Below are some reasons why you should always hire an accredited and li... Read more

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How to Ensure You’re Working With a Trustworthy Exterior Remodeling Company in Chicago

Choosing the right contractor for your exterior project can be one of the most critical decisions you make.  Having the right (or the wrong) contractor can mean the difference between an end result you can enjoy for years to come and one that wasn’t quite up to your expectations. But how do you decide which Chicago exterior remodeling company... Read more

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Steer Clear of Moisture and Rot with James Hardie Siding and Trim

Decay, warp, rot—not a list of words you ever want to hear when describing a home exterior. Unfortunately, water can damage your home exterior like nothing else. It may be gradual, but it is relentless, and can lead to mold damage, rotting boards, swelling, cracking, and peeling paint—another list of not-so-appealing words. Instead, your ... Read more

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding the HardieZone® System

  Each region in the U.S. has its own distinct climatic qualities. From the dry heat of Arizona to the below-freezing temps of Minnesota. Climate isn’t one-size–fits-all, so your home siding and trim shouldn’t be either. James Hardie took variations in climate into consideration when engineering its siding and trim. They developed ... Read more

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