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 rake boards, shingle mould, returns, drip cap, deck trim.....you get the point. Take a look at the side of your [...]

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 to hire a local company, so you don't want to make an uninformed decision when selecting a new type of [...]

By |2023-05-26T21:23:31+00:00enero 29th, 2019|Hardieplank Siding|0 Comments

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 material that will be durable and keep your family safe. In the past, vinyl siding has been a popular choice, [...]

By |2023-05-26T20:27:43+00:00enero 7th, 2019|Hardieplank Siding, vinyl siding|0 Comments

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 windshields or windows. Click here to read a story about melting vinyl siding. My good friend Bruce is always kidding [...]

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 a regular basis is a good thing.  Changing the oil in your car on a regular schedule is a good [...]

Misleading Advertising?

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 HardiePlank® siding is the only exterior cladding that we do install. The homeowner made a point of telling me that [...]

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 of the job. In this job we used a combination of HardiePlank® lap siding and HardieShingle®.  The results are really nice.  [...]

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 anymore because the vinyl siding will keep it dry. Well, the Vinyl Siding Institute wants to set the record straight [...]

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 are a few good reasons.  One is that HardieTrim® boards are dimensionally stable.  They simply don't expand and contract like [...]

By |2023-05-26T20:49:15+00:00abril 30th, 2010|Hardieplank Siding|0 Comments

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 have been saying for years that vinyl siding isn't the right choice.  With the "lifetime warranties" and [...]

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