James Hardie Pearl Gray lap siding was the choice for these Bloomington homeowners. This home, built in the early 80’s had old masonite siding on it. Masonite was a very popular siding in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. It is made from engineered wood fibers and an adhesive. It is usually embossed with a woodgrain texture to imitate cedar siding. It is very impact resistant but when it comes to water that is a different story.
While the moisture damage to the siding was the initiating factor, these homeowners decided to add some much needed curb appeal to the front facade of their Bloomington home. We designed a portico that would fit with the existing landscaping and not take over the front of the home. We add some stone bases using Boulder Creek cultured stone. We then constructed tapered columns and covered them with James Hardie materials. The barrel vault on the ceiling gives a little detail and is covered with a bead board for a mix of texture.
We also replaced the existing soffit and fascia with James Hardie material. This is one area of the home that is sometimes overlooked but is vital to the functionality of your home. James Hardie soffit not only looks good, but allows for proper ventilation to take place in your attic by providing a proper intake.
The final touch was the custom James Hardie shutters in James Hardie night gray. With these upgrades these homeowners have a home that looks great and is protected from the harsh elements we have here in Minnesota.
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