The Benefits of Combining Re-Siding With Other Exterior Remodeling Projects

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Once you’re committed to the idea of new siding, it’s time to consider whether additional exterior features make sense for the functionality and aesthetics of your house.

Re-siding alone can be a significant expense, so it doesn’t always make budgetary sense to go beyond that investment. But if you’re able to, the perfect time to add features to your home is when the siding is being replaced.

That’s because the ultimate goal is to have all of your house’s exterior products working in concert with one another. That allows for the strongest and best-functioning exterior as well as for the best overall look.

One consideration is that as you spruce up the look of your house with new siding, any other dated, tired or worn-out areas stand out all the more.

The great news is that when you combine the quality look of new James Hardie siding with additional features like new windows or a deck or a new front door, you have the power to make your house look almost brand new. This really can be that transformative of a project.

Is This the Time for New Windows?

If you are considering window replacement in Minneapolis, the perfect time to do so is as part of your re-siding project. That’s because removing the old siding allows for complete access to the portions of your house that allow for correct window installation.

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With the old siding on your house removed, our Craftsman’s Choice installation team can properly install the house wrap, taping and sealants that will allow your new windows to seat perfectly and to look their very best. When you attempt to install new windows without the siding removed, you don’t have that same access.

The only way to install windows by the manufacturer’s specifications is when the siding is off of the house.

If your budget allows for it, this truly is the perfect time for new windows.

Plan Ahead for the Best Deck Installation

A new composite deck or a deck expansion is best added after new siding is installed. However, the time to plan for that job is during your re-siding project.

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If our installation team knows that you’re planning to add, replace or expand a deck – even if you intend to do so at a later date – we can install the board that attaches the deck to the wall, the ledger board, prior to the siding being replaced. That way we can install all of the flashing and everything is caulked to that ledger board.

Now, when you’re ready to install your new deck, everything is in place and there’s no need to cut into the siding.

Porches, Porticos, Roofing and More – Craftsman’s Choice Can Do It All

If you’ve made the decision to install James Hardie fiber cement siding on your house, you clearly care about quality, durability, aesthetics and design options. Be sure that you’re considering all of the features on your house’s exterior to ensure that it will look its overall best.

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Craftsman’s Choice specializes in both design and installation. We have the experienced and talented team to help you achieve your dream home.

If you’re going to invest in a construction project, it makes a lot of sense to take that opportunity to add the features that will help your house stand out. If it’s in the budget, why not have everything done right at one time?

We can help with services like window replacement, doors, porticos, porches and roofing.

We’ll come to your house for an on-site free initial consultation. We’ll review the design options with you and give you an estimate for the job. Above all, we’ll listen to your goals and respect your budget considerations.

If you’re ready to have the nicest looking house on the block, give us a call at 763-276-7465 or fill out our contact form. Let’s transform your house together.

Ben Juncker


When Ben Juncker was sitting in his high school career planning class, siding installer was not on his list of potential career paths. As with most people in the construction industry, certain questionable life choices led to a point where they were wearing a tool belt, working with their hands. His path started just this way and he would not change a thing. Those early years in his business of scraping and clawing their way to profitability and stability, have helped him to build a culture of hard work and perseverance at Craftsman’s Choice. Ben started his company in 1998 and they installed their first James Hardie job in 2000. Since that time Craftsman’s Choice has become one of the nation’s top James Hardie Remodelers. They have won James Hardie’s prestigious President’s Club award every year since it’s inception in 2015.

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