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Boring Vinyl to James Hardie Siding
Craftsman's Choice Inc.
February 26, 2013 in Before & After
This is a great example of Hardie vs Vinyl. Besides being tougher and lasting longer we can just make homes look far better using James Hardie products!

On this built in 1995 home in Forest Lake, Minnesota hail damaged the roof and the vinyl siding. Our customer took the opportunity to upgrade. He chose James Hardie Cedarmill Colorplus 7 inch lap siding in Timberbark and went with James Hardie Heritage panel straight edge shakes in the colorplus Heathered Moss color. We also built a custom decorative James Hardie louver over the garage. For the corner trim we used the James Hardie NT3 in the colorplus Navajo Beige.

On the roof we installed GAF Timberline HD shingles. The color is Weathered wood.
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Which is the after the brown and green or the beige?
2 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 4:45PM
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Craftsman's Choice Inc.
The brown and green. Here is another shot.
2 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 6:57PM
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Also like the greener lawn
0 Likes   February 27, 2013 at 7:35PM
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Like the old roof color better. Your home is definitely more dramatic.
0 Likes   February 28, 2013 at 1:54AM
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Brown Bros. Masonry
All the nice details about your home's exterior go from "ho-hum" to eyecatching! Only adding to your great curb appeal.
0 Likes   February 28, 2013 at 1:30PM
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The Color People
I just can't rave about Hardie board. As a material it is fantastic. However its colors leave a lot to be desired. They are kind of dead looking because they are flat. And they are just not lovely colors. I'm sorry. One other thing is that like vinyl it is promoted as lasting and lasting without painting. For both products this is true but the sad truth is they don't look very great after ten years. If you don't like the look of your vinyl siding don't spend a fortune residing in Hardie Board. Paint it. You can paint vinyl now and if you take the proper precautions it works very well. The biggest thing is paint colors are way more beautiful and varied than siding (either) colors.
1 Like   February 28, 2013 at 7:30PM
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Craftsman's Choice Inc.
I agree that Hardie needs to redo a few of their colors. You can paint anything its just a matter of how long it will stay on the product. Painting vinyl siding may work great in an area of the country that there is not a great fluctuation in temperature, but here in Minnesota where we go from -20 in the winter to 95 in the summer, vinyl siding expands and contracts too much for the paint. Even if you paint it you still have plastic siding susceptible to hail, fire, moisture intrusion........
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Looked at hardi board and couldnt find a color. Also don't like the installation of corner trims in white - very busy. I like their smooth door trims though. I also worry about it absorbing water.
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