Whether you’re considering a low budget remodel, an expensive/extensive exterior, or an interior renovation, an experienced and insured contractor who understands your goals and has a history of accomplishing the type of project you have in mind is very important.
James Hardie offers a wide range of products and styles to choose from. But looks aren’t everything. When James Hardie products are professionally installed, your home is protected from mold, rot, moisture, termites and fire, and an up to 30 year warranty!
Here is the good news, that old, ugly exterior is actually a great place to negotiate your price from. The home owner knows they aren’t going to fix it up, like a loose cabinet door, and quite honestly, it bothers them too, even if they won’t admit it, or more humorously try to sell YOU on it.
We get calls every week from homeowners asking us to take a look at their cedar wood siding.
If you think Hiring a Professional is expensive, just wait until you hire an AMATEUR!
When it’s not time for repainting or staining, you can preserve the life of your finish with a regular annual cleaning of your cedar wood siding. Inspecting and cleaning your siding on a regular basis will help protect it from staining, splitting, and moisture damage that come from seasonal changes.
How much and what kind of maintenance / cleaning your James Hardie Fiber Cement siding needs depends on your where you live and what kind of environmental exposure your building gets.
Although vinyl siding is one of the most durable cladding materials on the market today, it will, at times, require the occasional cleaning as would any other product exposed to environmental conditions.
Outside of appearance, James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl siding. This allows much deeper grooves and an authentic, wood-grain effect. The result is a much more elegant look which plastic vinyl looks like.
I get asked how long does vinyl siding last or what is the lifetime of my vinyl siding on a weekly basis when meeting with clients to discuss the siding options for their home.
Wood paneling is unbelievably beautiful. It’s durable, and, if it’s within your budget, it’s a fantastic natural alternative to other types of siding, like vinyl or fibre cement. But the question is, how long will it last?
Discovering mold in and around a window sill is much more of a regular occurrence than most may believe. It’s not so much a sign of uncleanliness but rather caused by excess moisture, that is unless you’re leaving old food and drinks sitting on the window sill which is unlikely in most cases.
I’m often asked by my clients, “What about rainscreen, do I need that?” and my answer varies according to the situation from which it’s asked as there’s no “one size fits all” way to approach this question.
One of the most durable home siding options that boast unmatched natural beauty is cedar siding. But, like every product available, there’s a list of pro’s and con’s that you need to consider before making this investment.
As we rapidly approach another new renovation season here, it’s time to think about renovating your siding
Siding isn’t a one-brand-fits-all type of situation. The kind of climate you live in affects what it can or can’t stand up to, i.e., what works in a hot environment won’t work in an extremely wet one. Now, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland receives a lot of rain throughout the year. So, any vinyl siding repair or installation needs to, at minimum, be something that stands up to our wet weather.
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When it’s come time to consider your home exterior renovation, choosing the right type of siding for your project is crucial.
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Many people ask me if painting my vinyl siding increases the value of my home. It MAY increase the short term value of your home to an unsuspecting buyer PROVIDED you had the vinyl siding painted IMMEDIATELY before you put your home on the market. However, you have irreversibly damaged the vinyl siding, entirely voided the warranty, and are on the flight path of near-future events that will cause you money and regret!
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YES! Not only that, it’s something you HAVE to do in order to keep your wood siding in it’s best condition. Without a fresh coat of paint now and then, it won’t maintain its ability to resist the elements.
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