How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost?
If your windows are worn down and hard to open,[...]
Make sure you get what you pay for!
There can be a lot of parts and pieces to keep track of when having HardiePlank siding installed on your home. Especially if you're replacing all of your trim as part of the job. There's[...]
How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost?
If your windows are worn down and hard to open, it may be time to replace them. Many homeowners have reservations about replacing their windows because of the potentially high bill. What they don’t understand[...]
Homeowner’s Guide to Replacement Windows
Whether you've just bought a new home or are looking to renovate your current house, don't forget to consider different types of replacement windows. Although it seems like a less important aspect, windows are more[...]
When to Replace Your House Siding
Winter can take a toll on your home, especially its siding. Maybe you've just purchased a new house and are wondering how much to invest in home improvement. However, this requires spending time and money[...]
5 Compelling Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Choose Vinyl Siding for Your Home
Whether you’ve just bought a fixer-upper or are renovating your current home, you know that selecting the right siding for your home takes careful consideration. You want to save money as well as pick a[...]
3 Signs Your Windows Need to be Replaced
Did you just buy a new home, or you're looking into refurbishing your current house? Replacement windows are an effective way to improve the aesthetic of your home, and they also increase its value. Whether[...]
More About Warping Vinyl Siding
I have to say that this issue comes up more often than not. I get calls all the time from people who have some sort of distortion of plastic siding due to reflections from car[...]
Hidden Damage Could Cost You!
Some people go through life living the motto, "What you can't see or don't know won't hurt you." I'm not a big fan of that. Certainly, you'd agree that seeing your doctor or dentist on[...]
I received a call from a homeowner earlier this week who wanted to get a price to have HardiePlank® siding installed on their home. It makes sense that they would call Blue Ridge Exteriors since[...]
Blue Ridge Exteriors is featured in James Hardie® REdesign Magazine again.
We're proud to say that another of our jobs has been featured in the James Hardie® Magazine called REdesign. You can click here to read the interview with our customer and see the before and after pictures[...]
Is Vinyl Siding Weatherproof?
You've heard the sales pitch haven't you? If you have vinyl siding installed over top of the existing materials currently in your home (cedar, pressboard, etc.), then you don't have to worry about that material[...]
A Hot Attic = A Hot House!
So you have the new replacement windows but still can't figure out why it's so stinking hot in your house. Have you looked up? Research shows that more energy is lost through your ceilings than[...]
Is your attic making you hot?
Is the heat from your attic robbing you of the benefits of your air conditioner? Probably! On a 65-degree day, the temperature in your attic will get over 95 degrees. That's hot! Why is this[...]
Insist on HardieTrim® Boards over PVC trim boards
As a company that has installed HardiePlank® siding on hundreds of homes, we recommend using 3/4" HardieTrim® boards instead of PVC for fascia boards, rake boards, and the 1" NT3 (cement) for corner posts. There[...]
7 Deadly Sins of Vinyl Siding
So you're still thinking about having vinyl siding installed on your home, huh? You may want to read this first! This article will tell you all the things the vinyl siding salesman won't tell you. We here at[...]
Blue Ridge Exteriors Featured In James Hardie® REdesign Magazine!
We're proud to announce that one of the many, many HardiePlank® siding jobs we installed last year is featured in the premier edition of REdesign magazine, which is produced by James Hardie®. We were asked[...]
It's hard to believe that I haven't written on this blog for a few months. We got incredibly busy in the second half of last year, and I had to sacrifice something. But I'm baaaaack![...]
When it comes to plastic siding is thicker………better?
All of the vinyl siding guys tell you the same thing. "Our siding is the thickest on the market." Just look at the ads! But is thicker better? If that's the selling point, I guess[...]
Is your contractor properly licensed?
You've done your homework as a smart consumer. You got more than one estimate. You checked the BBB. You looked at some work the contractor has already completed, and you visited a job that is[...]
This won’t happen with HardiePlank® Siding *Update*
If you look at the comment that we received from our first "This won't happen with HardiePlank® siding" blog post from just a couple of days ago, you'll find a great link to a video[...]
This won’t happen with HardiePlank® siding
Here is yet another story of a house fire that could have been prevented if a non-flammable siding had been installed on the exterior. This house fire claimed no lives, but it could have been[...]
What an AMAZING offer!
I've got a great story about why homeowners shouldn't always believe what they read. One of the contracts that our company has written this past week was from a homeowner who had questions about our[...]
Blue Ridge Exteriors has been designated as the only VIP Preferred Remodeler in all of Central Virginia by James Hardie® Building Products. In an email to Blue Ridge Exteriors, Paul Gentzel, Director of National Business Development for[...]
Can you trust online reviews of home improvement companies?
I always suggest to potential customers that they check company credentials before signing a contract, but are all references unbiased? Did you know that there are websites online that provide "unbiased" feedback on home improvement[...]