After facing the prospect of having to replace their vinyl siding again as a result of another hailstorm, these Plymouth, Minnesota homeowners were looking for a durable product that would withstand Mother Nature and allow them to incorporate specific design ideas into the project.
James Hardie siding was the obvious choice. While the front was stucco, the back and sides were a low grade vinyl siding that after only a few years was already faded and had been patched because of other hailstorms. The stucco on the front also had issues. Due to water intrusion caused by improper flashing details, the stucco needed to come off.
This is quite a chore but presented an opportunity to change the look and feel of the home. We installed James Hardie straight edge shakes in the gables along with James Hardie band boards and frieze boards. By installing a new Marvin window in the garage gable, we were able to break up the large space in that area. Design was a big part of this project and we were able to help the homeowner come up with different options that would fit with the existing architecture of the home.
By showing multiple options on our design software, we can help homeowners feel comfortable with the decisions that are made rather than holding your breath and hoping that it looks ok.