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More Tips for Choosing Your James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding Color
Once you have selected James Hardie fiber cement siding for your Minnesota home, the next decision is color.  In our previous post this week , we talked about the importance of selecting the right color. We also had some helpful information on Hardie's incredible ColorPlus® finish, that makes their prefinished siding so much better than a paint job could ever be. If you've read that post, you’ve already learned that James Hardie® fiber cement siding with ...
Comparing Siding Options: Engineered Wood vs James Hardie Fiber Cement
Homeowners here in the Minneapolis metro area who are seeking to replace their siding with a substantial product with the look of real wood usually consider two different products:  engineered wood, and fiber cement siding from The James Hardie Company.  (Engineered wood is also referred to as OSB siding.) And of course, the word 'wood' often gives the engineered siding product the edge. Now, the engineered part means that this wood-based product has had things done ...
What Is the James Hardie® Siding ColorPlus® Finish?
Did you know that when you order your James Hardie® fiber cement siding you can choose either pre-primed to have it painted on site, or prefinished with their exclusive ColorPlus® finish? Now, there are advantages to either. With pre-primed siding you can get exactly the color you want.  But then you have the additional time and expense of getting it painted. Perhaps if you want a very particular shade, that might be the way to go. The ...
More on Choosing the Best St. Paul Replacement Windows
In an earlier post we discussed questions you should ask yourself when evaluating what the best replacement windows would be for your St. Paul home.  After you've looked at climate factors like the usual weather in your neighborhood and the position of your home, take a look at these questions as well. Evaluating the Best Replacement Windows for Minnesota How Will You Use the Windows? You should have a clear idea what you're looking for window function. The ...
How Do I Know My Exterior Doors Need to Be Replaced?
We've been talking a lot lately about exterior or replacement entry doors, and with good reason.  Here in Minnesota, with our sometimes harsh and severe weather, doors on the outside of a home can take a beating.  And if you've lived here in the Twin Cities for any amount of time, you probably already know the importance of having good doors to keep Mother Nature out. So how do you know whether it's time to replace ...
What’s Behind A Replacement Window Is As Important As What’s In It
When you look through a window, all you see is the view.  But it's important to take a look at what's behind those windows - what it is you don't see.  And a big part of that is the company that manufactures those windows.  Because just as windows vary greatly, so do the manufacturers. The great American housing expansion of the '50s and '60s made home ownership available on a wider scale than ever before.  Most ...

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