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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 […]

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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 thing, right? […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 on 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 […]

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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 anywhere else. Energy Armor® Attic Wrap is designed to help you recoup your energy dollars in the summertime by eliminating […]

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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 important? The floor of your attic is the ceiling of your living space.  Heat that builds up in your […]

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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 doesn’t expand and contract like PVC trim […]

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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.  What with the “lifetime warranties” […]

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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 to give before and after pictures of jobs recently completed. Click this link and scroll to the bottom of the […]

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