Posts Tagged ‘James Hardie’

Dry Rot!

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Does my home have DRY ROT? Many homeowners fear the risk of Dry Rot on their home. believe it or not we come across it on almost every project. Dangers of Dry Rot Mold (Black & White) Fungus Health concern to adults and Children Expensive to repair and replace (If you wait too long) Can […]

What is a Preferred Contractor?

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Sadly a preferred contractor can mean many different things. Some of the main big manufacturers give out “Preferred Icon Graphics” like candy to contractors making those contractors look legit. Other big manufacturers charge contractors to be a part of their Preferred Program while requiring that contractor to up-sell specific products. Some manufacturers do require specific […]

How to Search for an Exterior Company?

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There are many different search terms for exterior companies. Siding Contractor, Siding Installation, Roof Replacement, Dry Rot Repair, Window & Door Replacement are a few. A Google search is what you need is a great start to push you in the right direction. Reading blogs on contractors websites educates you with our terminology. Another way […]

Is fiber siding the right choice for my home?

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Fiber Cement Siding is an excellent investment for your exterior. It’s not always the best choice but more times than not it’s the right choice for your home. James Hardie Plank is the leading Fiber Cement manufacturer in the world. CertainTeed Weatherboard went into a class action lawsuit due to their Fiber Cement Shrinking. They […]

Siding, How Long Does It Last?

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There are many types of siding to choose from on your exterior home remodel. Some will last a lot longer than others. Here in the Portland OR, Vancouver Wa and Surrounding areas, Wood Siding like Cedar, T1-11 Wood Siding, and LP (Louisiana Pacific Siding) is not a great idea. Why? Because wood will eventually rot! […]

What Is Fiber Cement Siding?

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Fiber Cement Siding is an exterior product made from Cellulose and Cement pressed in to 12’ long boards with a wood grain texture. A few reasons why Fiber Cement is the most popular siding in the Northwest is…. Extreme Durability 30 Year Non Pro Rated, Transferrable to the next home owner Warranty Paintable One of […]

What is Hardie Board?

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Hardie Board also known as James Hardie Plank Siding is an exterior siding that is made of Cellulose fibers and Cement. This delivers incredible durability to your exterior envelope. It comes Pre Primed or Pre Painted directly for the James Hardie Factory. Hardie Plank is one of the best products you can put on your […]

Cedar Lap Siding

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Cedar is a very popular exterior siding option. Homeowners often dislike the manufactured fake look of Fiber Cement or Vinyl siding. Nothing compares to a real wood grain texture and beauty. Painting or staining cedar siding helps with durability here in the Pacific Northwest. Wood siding has its pros and cons just like any other […]

Do I Need New Siding?

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That’s a great question! First step is to call a professional for a thorough inspection and opinion. Most companies will try to pressure you into a full home reside, new windows, new roof, and a new car if the salesmen works on commission. At Elite Home Exteriors NW, you will get a professional inspection and […]

Dry Rot Water Damage On Your Exterior?

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Do you have Dry Rot or Water Damage on the exterior or Interior of your home? If you have any type of “Wood siding”, there is a high chance of some type of Dry Rot, Water Damage, Swelling, Cracking, Chipping, etc. Roughly 95% of the siding we replace is old failing wood siding. Most new […]

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