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For All Residential Property Managers & HOAs: Let Custom Installations Provide You a 3, 5, & 7 Year Maintenance Budget

If you are a property manager or a homeowners association (HOA) manager, you know how time-consuming and expensive it can be to maintain numerous homes and properties. Fortunately, Custom Installations offers a variety of services, and our value-added service and maintenance packages can provide you with affordable rates and a maintenance plan to c... Read more

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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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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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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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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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From Wood to Fiber Cement

  This Minneapolis home nods to the architecture and feel of a log cabin. It blends in with its natural surroundings and provides a place to soak it up on the wrap-around deck. The refreshing re-side of the home’s exterior feels similar to the original, but looks much more polished and protected. From worn away and rotting wood pl... Read more

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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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New Emerging Property Management Technologies All HOA’s Should Be Using

Like any industry, property management is constantly changing and growing. And just like emerging technologies can help other businesses, it can also help homeowner's associations too. There are many new technological tools which can aid the world of property management. Here are a few of the newest advances in property management technologies t... Read more

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