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Midwest Grays: Clad your Home in Various Shades of Gray

Gray is the new go-to neutral. Gone are the days when the color sparked gloom and drab thoughts. Now, home design experts call on grays for a modern and alluring exterior hue. James Hardie’s HardiePlank® lap siding in ... Read more

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Clad your Bungalow in James Hardie® Siding and Trim

Between the early 1900’s to the 1930’s, the bungalow was the dominant home style in the U.S. The simple, small one-and-a-half-story homes boast a sloping roof, a front porch and sparse décor. And each neighborhood was stocked with the style. In the Midwest, entire subdivisions were bungalows. In fact, the housing style still represents abou... Read more

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How to Calm Residents Fears Over Construction HOA Costs

Want to get your residents a little stressed out and fearful? Start talking construction HOA costs. It is often a hard sell to get them all on-board to invest into their properties. You may even be tempted to avoid bringing up the conversation at all. This is one of the worst things you can do. When we avoid taking care of necessary repairs or H... Read more

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How Seniors Might Change the Property Management Industry

According to Senator Rob Portman when writing for this Wall Street Journal article, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring each and every day. That’s a huge amount of people flooding into the “senior zone” on a daily ... Read more

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Showcase Your Gables with James Hardie Siding and Trim

The gable is the triangular portion of a wall between the edges of a dual-pitched roof. Whether your home is modern, traditional, updated or antique, the pitched-roof style accommodates a variety of home types and has for hundreds of years. Some are simple and unadorned; others flaunt decorative elements like gingerbread and Victorian-inspired t... Read more

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A Before and After Transformation with James Hardie® Siding and Trim

There something so gratifying about a before-and-after reveal. Chalk it up to immediate gratification. With that instant fulfillment mindset, it makes sense that there’s more home remodel shows now than ever before. We all love to see a home transform from lackluster to sparkling in a mere half hour. Because we’re right there with you—w... Read more

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Why All Home Communities Should Inspect their Roofing Now to Prevent Higher Costs Later

Whether you live in a single family home or a sprawling apartment complex, every type of residence must have a roof. It is the essential component for protecting the interior of the structure from the brutal elements outside. That’s why it’s so important to maintain and inspect the roof frequently no matter where you live. Home communities m... Read more

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5 Ways Custom Installations can Help Property Managers with Remodeling

Whether managing an apartment complex or a large senior community, property managers spend much of their workdays maintaining the grounds and buildings they’re responsible for. It can be time-consuming and stressful but also very necessary. When properties are neglected or not cared for properly, their value decreases. They also become less at... Read more

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Design your Exterior with Timeless Style

Home design trends come and go, but classic style is one designers come back to again and again. When selecting your James Hardie® siding and trim—something that will likely stick around for years—you can feel confident knowing timeless design options abound. James Hardie... Read more

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Let the Desert be your Palette Guide

  When it comes to home siding colors (and the dead of winter), Midwesterners seek the warmth.  Warmer hues pack a hint of heat into your home’s exterior, bringing to mind the golden sun and sand. Enter desert inspiration—dry air that smells of eu... Read more

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