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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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The North Shore of Chicago’s Breeze Only Gets Stronger This Time of Year – Inspect Your Siding Now

Chicago is known for its fierce winds and while these blasts of air may have us holding our umbrellas tighter, they can also cause undue to damage to our Chicago homes too! One area that gets hit especially hard is the siding. There are many ways strong gusts of win... Read more

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3 Exterior Areas of a Home all Highland Park Homeowners Should Inspect Quarterly

Did you know you can complete your own regular Highland Park home inspections? While these type of assessments will never replace the home inspections completed by experienced professionals, they are a great way to protect one of your greatest investments – your house. Don’t think you have the skills or know-how to complete your own home ins... Read more

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The Power of ColorPlus® Technology

James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology provides advanced methods of adding vibrant color to your home siding and trim with lower maintenance compared to field-applied paint. When you select your siding, be it ... Read more

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Three Different Ways Poor Siding Can Be a Silent Killer for your Home

When’s the last time you took a close inspection of your Chicago home’s siding? Sure we glance at it every time we’re outside but how often do we take a good hard look at its condition? The siding on our homes does more than just add appeal to the exterior’s... 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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5 Chicago Suburbs that Need an Exterior Remodeling Company with Experience

Exterior home remodeling is a service everyone homeowner needs at some point in their property ownership.  And the Chicago suburbs is no exception.  In fact, Chicago home remodeling projects are especially unique because of the many historic and unique architectural ... 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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