We tackled the signs that your door needs to be replaced, as well as the material choices you have for replacement in the first two parts of this series. Today, we cap off this post with a rundown of the important considerations every homeowner should be aware of, after the door has been replaced. [Read more…]
Category: 3 Part Blog
Part Two: The Basics of Entry Door Replacement – What Are Your Replacement Door Options?
In part one, we looked at the signs that could signify that you need a door replacement. Now, we cover the door options you have for replacement. Having your entry doors replaced does not only mean getting a new model of the same version; if you find that it warrants it, you can switch to a whole new material that will bring more advantages to your home. Let’s look at the current market options. [Read more…]
Part One: The Basics of Entry Door Replacement – When Do You Need A Door Replacement?
The 2015 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling Magazine lists the recoup values for a fiberglass door replacement at 72% and a steel door replacement at 101.8%, respectively. And for good reason: Entry doors have a high value because they can affect the impressions guests get of our home and, by extension, of who we are. It’s human nature to want to be liked – even admired – by others, so it’s important that our homes look warm and welcoming to people whose opinions we value. Our entry doors play a major role in making people feel comfortable; old, ugly, peeling, or worn doors just don’t make for a good first impression. Besides, doors that are just crying out for a replacement are both inefficient and risky, opening your home to potential damage from the elements, energy loss, and decreased overall comfort, to name a few things. [Read more…]
Part 3: Giving Your Home the James Hardie Siding Treatment
Standing Tall with HardiePanel Vertical Siding
Do you prefer something other than the classic charm of lap and shingle siding? If that’s the case, then HardiePanel Vertical siding might be right up your alley. Made with the same high-performance material as other James Hardie siding, Hardie panel features smooth vertical lines. Some might think switching from a horizontal siding panel to a vertical one isn’t that big of a deal, but it does have some a few key benefits. [Read more…]
Part 2: Giving Your Home the James Hardie Siding Treatment
HardieShingle: Classic Looks Without the Rot
When it comes to siding styles, few can match the classic charm of a cedar shingle roof. However, keeping a home with siding of this type in perfect condition requires a great deal of maintenance, thanks to cedar’s vulnerability towards fire, water, and termites. That alone may be enough to make homeowners switch to another type of siding, but what if there’s a way to achieve the same classic look without the hassle associated with it? Enter HardieShingle Siding. [Read more…]
Part 1: Giving Your Home the James Hardie Siding Treatment
HardiePlank: Keeping Your Home’s Flank Protected
Your home is supposed to provide you protection from outside elements, so it needs all the help it can get to make it able to stand up to whatever Mother Nature is going to throw at it. While that may seem obvious to many homeowners, many of them still end up taking the wrong approach towards improving their home’s weather resistance and put too much attention on the roof. You have to understand that weather attacks from all directions, including the sides of your house. [Read more…]