Cedar Siding

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Cedar Siding- Cedar siding looks fantastic! It’s a beautiful natural exterior look here in the Portland Oregon Vancouver Washington Areas. You can go with the natural cedar look (With a sealant or stain) or you can paint it. You can also use Cedar Shake as an accent design in Gables, Dormers, or accent walls to […]

The Importance Of Exterior Flashing

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The importance of proper flashing There are multiple layers of flashing that must be in place to assure your home is protected. A properly flashed home starts on the roof, where water makes it’s first contact and potentially penetrates the exterior envelope.  Properly installed step flashing ensures that water stays off the sheeting and can […]

Foam Insulation board behind siding.

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Can You Install Foam Insulation Board behind James Hardie Plank Fiber Cement Siding, Vinyl Siding or Cedar Siding? It’s very common to install foam insulation board over the subwall before siding is installed. This does help with energy efficiency and approved per manufacturer guidelines. James Hardie and other siding manufactures allow up to 2” of […]

Weather Barrier, House Wrap, Rain Screen for Your Exterior Envelope System

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What is a Weather Barrier (House Wrap)? A Weather Barrier House Wrap is a material that is installed prior to siding installation. This helps protect your subwall incase water, rain; moisture gets behind your siding. A lot of the times caulking will crack and peel without homeowners knowing and will channel water behind the siding. […]

Do I have LEAD Base Paint On My Home?

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Lead Base Paint Construction Abatement – Lead base paint is primarily found on homes built before 1978. Lead paint is very dangerous when disturbed around children due to causing repertory problems. Contractors who do not abate lead paint siding properly can be hit with fines up to $35,000 and lose their contractors license. We at […]

Contractors and Financing Details

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Contractors and Financing Sales Gimmicks! – There are many exterior contractors who offer a few different financing options and some that offer “Free Financing”. Beware you are still paying for interest financing charges. Unfortunately, banks are not going to loan thousands of dollars for free. There is always is a finance fee. For example on […]

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Pre Primed vs Color Plus Pre Painted

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James Hardie Plank Siding is available in Pre Primed or Color Plus (Pre Painted) So what’s better for me? Pre Primed- Pre Primed is a great option for the homeowner who wants to dial in the exact color they want. Sherwin Williams has a book of thousands of colors. You can also color match or […]

Real Estate Exterior Condition of Buying And Selling

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Are you buying or selling a home? Are you located in the Portland Metro, Vancouver Washington or surrounding areas? We highly recommend having your home inspected by a professional. If you are a buying chances are you will want the Seller to fix everything as best as possible. If you are the Seller chances are […]

Vinyl Siding Design Ideas

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Vinyl Siding Design Ideas Like Fiber Cement and Wood Siding, Vinyl Siding also has many great options for design ideas. You have multi options of grain textures, Different Lap Siding Exposures, Vertical Panel, Shake, Board and Batten, Foam Fitted Vinyl and more. Most common Vinyl Siding design option is a double 4.5” Reveal Lap siding. […]

Choosing your Preferred Exterior Siding Installation Contractor!

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What Siding Contractor Should Trust? Choosing a siding contractor could be difficult! There are many exterior contractors who don’t have your needs in mind. You should get anywhere from 2-4 bids from local companies in your area. Why? The more bids you receive, the more you have to compare apples to apples. A lot of […]



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