This James Hardie Champlin Mn transformation, was quite the project. These homeowners were tired of the old green siding and wanted an update. They also had issues with some of the common failures of wood siding. Moisture intrusion had done a number on the old cedar siding. Being very close to a park area, they also had problems with woodpeckers. Here in Minnesota, we like nature, but we don’t want nature attacking our homes! James Hardie siding stand us against woodpeckers. Once they figure out they can’t get into the siding, they move on.
As part of this James Hardie Champlin project, we added some Boulder Creek Cliffstone Montour. One thing we like to do is to turn the corner with the stone on areas where the siding and stone meets. This provides for a clean corner and looks much better than having an abrupt edge at the siding stone transition.
An inexpensive way to break up a large gable or wall is to add a section of smaller lap siding at the peak. On this James Hardie Champlin project, we did the main body of the siding with James Hardie Monterey Taupe and added 3″ lap Timberbark in the gable. As you think about ways to add interest or color to the front of your home without adding much to the budget, this may be one item to consider.
These homeowners also decided to go with James Hardie Soffit and Fascia on their home. This is an alternative to aluminum soffit and fascia. James Hardie has a few advantages. First and foremost is looks. It looks like wood instead of shiny aluminum. It also holds up better against wind and hail. Thin aluminum can be damaged in even the slightest wind or hail.
The Craftsman’s Choice team provided the winning combination for this Champlin home. If you are ready to incorporate some of these designs or others, fill out our contact form and let’s get started!