Posts Tagged ‘Siding Contractors’

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 […]

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 […]

HydroGap Weather Barrier Exterior Envelope

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Weather Barrier Exterior Envelope – HydroGap is a Weather Barrier with a built-in rain screen. Oregon State code requires a rain screen system to allow any water or moisture that possibly gets behind the siding to drain out and away from the structure. A rain screen system is not required in Washington state yet but […]

James Hardie 7th Generation Siding

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James Hardie is currently on the 7th generation Fiber Cement Board. They have invested in research and development to engineer the world’s most durable siding. There are 2 climate zones of Hardie. HZ5 and HZ10. HZ10 is designed for high humidity, hot dry and hi levels of rainfall. HZ5 is designed for Freezing temperatures and […]

Vinyl Siding Exterior Contractor Installation

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Vinyl Siding-  Vinyl Siding is an excellent option for your home remodel here in the Portland Oregon, Vancouver Washington and surrounding areas. It is completely different than James Hardie Plank Siding or Cedar Siding. Vinyl is an engineered plastic panel that locks together and imitates wood siding. It is manufactured primarily from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). […]

Different ways to spell “Hardie”

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Different ways to spell “Hardie” Yes there are different ways people to spell “James Hardie” but lucky Google will auto correct during your Contractor search. Some companies purposefully misspell “James Hardie” in their website to pick up on that search term in hopes you click on their website. Some contractors use bait and switch and […]


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