Vinyl Siding, Replacement Window Tips, and More!

I’ve been noticing that more companies are offering HardiePlank® siding in print ads.  But what exactly does that mean?  Who actually “does” HardiePlank® siding? I’ve been on appointments behind some companies that advertise HardiePlank® siding only to be told by the homeowner that all the representative did was try to talk them out of HardiePlank® siding to
Friday, 27 March 2009 / Published in General Home Improvment
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
Whether it’s at a home show or a prospective customers house I’m always asked, “how does the price of HardiePlank® siding compare to vinyl siding?”  I wish I had a standard answer for that question but I don’t. We have a customer who wanted a HardiePlank® siding quote from a local company who not only
Thursday, 12 March 2009 / Published in Replacement Windows
My wife has a co-worker who wants to replace her old drafty windows with new energy efficient windows.  She has gotten many quotes, but has the same complaint about all of them.  Grids cost extra and they all only wanted to give her half screens.  The only grids that were offered were spaghetti thin and
Monday, 09 March 2009 / Published in Replacement Rails
Replacing your rotten rails and columns is a simple and cost effective job that can dramatically improve your homes “curb appeal”.  In a lot of cases it’s only the rails that need to be replaced and it’s even more cost effective. Do yourself a favor and take a look at the rails that Blue Ridge

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