Traditional Vinyl Siding VS LP® SmartSide® Engineered Wood Siding

While traditional vinyl siding is still popular in most Midwest states, and has a strong history throughout most of the U.S., it has definitely lost much of its share of the siding market to better performing products engineered wood siding. With that being said, it is worth asking how vinyl siding compares to engineered wood … Read moreTraditional Vinyl Siding VS LP® SmartSide® Engineered Wood Siding

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

This is one of the best articles I have read regarding the California Wildfire crisis.  There will always be debate on who or what should be at fault for the recent uptick in wildfires in California – climate change, forest mismanagement, population growth or equipment failure (such as PG&E).  I think we can all agree … Read moreFire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

The Battle of Lap Siding

Take a look at this very well thought out article from the great Jim Cory about the battle between James Hardie fiber cement and engineered wood siding.  I could not have said it better myself. The battle between Hardie and LP has reached a fever pitch in our Northern California market as well.  We have … Read moreThe Battle of Lap Siding

The Truth About Window Condensation

“Why do my new windows condense more than my old one’s?  We get this question often being in the window and door business.  I think Marvin’s recent blog post about this topic is very well said – please take a look at it below.  As windows continue to improve, this topic will remain an important … Read moreThe Truth About Window Condensation

As Termites Spread Into Northern States, Termite-Resistant Products Become Crucial

Great article from Karen Alves at LP SmartSide.  As our climate changes, we may find more termites destroying our wood framed homes. According to Orkin.com: Termites damage approximately 600,000 homes in the U.S. each year. U.S. residents spend an estimated $5 billion annually to control termites and repair termite damage. According to the United States … Read moreAs Termites Spread Into Northern States, Termite-Resistant Products Become Crucial

Why Has the Cost of My Remodeling Project Skyrocketed Over the Last Two Years

If you got a price from a contractor to remodel your home in 2015 or 2016 and asked for an updated proposal in 2018 you might have had a minor heart attack!  The cost of wood and lumber has now reached all time highs.  The average increase in lumber costs for a new home is … Read moreWhy Has the Cost of My Remodeling Project Skyrocketed Over the Last Two Years

3 Generations Improvements, Inc. Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2018 Big50 Class of America’s Top Remodelers

Folsom, CA (September, 7, 2018) – 3 Generations Improvements, Inc. has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry … Read more3 Generations Improvements, Inc. Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2018 Big50 Class of America’s Top Remodelers

Remodelers Ranked No. 2 in Consumer Complaints in 2017, CFA Finds

Great article in Remodeling Magazine about consumer complaints in the remodeling industry.  If you go with the lowest bidder with very little credibility or online reviews you could be signing up for a nightmare!  Second only to automobiles – ouch!  It is time for consumers to take the power back by making smarter decisions when … Read moreRemodelers Ranked No. 2 in Consumer Complaints in 2017, CFA Finds

What Is T1-11 Siding and Why Does It Fail?

Probably the most ubiquitous siding material used in residential construction, T1-11 siding reached its height of popularity in the 1960’s, 70’s and early 80’s. This was time when the trend for a more natural, wood-grained look was all the rage. The siding material of choice for many contractors, especially those building vast swaths of suburban … Read moreWhat Is T1-11 Siding and Why Does It Fail?