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 [...]

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 currently being installed.  You like the price, and you like the company rep you spoke with. What's left to do [...]

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 produced by James Hardie® Building Products.  To make it easier, you can click here to see the video.  This video [...]

Press Release!

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 James Hardie®, said, "as our only JH exclusive dealer in (Central Virginia), you will hold our highest level." We're very [...]

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 companies?  I say "unbiased" because when a company signs up for these sites, they have the opportunity to review any [...]

By |2023-05-26T21:58:56+00:00May 20th, 2009|General Home Improvment|0 Comments

Insurance discounts with HardiePlank® siding?

When considering which exterior cladding to install on your house, you really need to consider more than the initial cost of the project.  Click here for an informative video about HardiePlank® siding. Wrap your leftovers in plastic.....not your home! Blue Ridge Exteriors specializes in HardiePlank® siding.  With more residential HardiePlank® siding installations than any other company [...]

New deck trim influenced by Blue Ridge Exteriors

Blue Ridge Exteriors has partnered with a major PVC trim board manufacturer to create a new deck trim board that has a built-in drip cap.  While this company has been manufacturing a similar board for other applications, they agreed to manufacture a deck trim board to meet James Hardie's Best Practices requirements. This new trim [...]

Boost the value of your home with James Hardie® Siding

The Pros Know There are many other projects you can tackle, but only residing with fiber cement gives you the best return on your investment 4 years in a row. Residing with fiber cement gives a 31% better return than adding a bathroom and costs $61k less to complete Minor kitchen remodel gives you a [...]

What does “Factory Trained” installers mean?

How is it that all home improvement companies seem to have these amazing "factory-trained" installers?  How about the companies that have "certified" installers?  Is that better than "factory trained"? "Factory Trained" can mean that an installation manual from the manufacturer was read by the installers.  It can mean that a video that was provided by [...]

By |2023-05-26T22:15:01+00:00March 27th, 2009|General Home Improvment|0 Comments

HardiePlank® Siding Pricing

Whether it's at a home show or a prospective customer's house, I'm always asked, "How does the price of HardiePlank® siding compare to vinyl siding?"  I wish I had a standard answer to that question, but I don't. We have a customer who wanted a HardiePlank® siding quote from a local company that not only [...]

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