Research: Exterior projects a steady performer

Please read the below article about the trends of siding replacement nation wide.  We are seeing similar trends in the Northern California Market except for the last pie chart that illustrates the material that is most often removed and replaced.  I would say that 85% of our siding business comes from homes built with manufactured … Read more Research: Exterior projects a steady performer

We Are Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty – Part II

Well, this time it was my turn to get my hands dirty with the paint brush.  We recently completed a beautiful home in Napa, CA using a premium product manufactured by James Hardie – Artisan (http://www.artisanluxury.com/).  We were able to get James Hardie to custom paint the siding in their factory, so we wanted to … Read more We Are Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty – Part II

We Are Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty

I have learned so much about dedication and hard work from my Dad.  Here is a picture of him painting some octagon shingles for an important customer in Vallejo. He spent the entire weekend painting 45 pieces of shingles because he wanted the best looking and performing siding to be installed. How many business owners … Read more We Are Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty

Be Wary of Installers Who Are Becoming Salesman

We have found, in this economy, that contractors who used to simply install materials at the direction of a remodeling company are now heading into the home as salesmen.  When consumer confidence is low and our economy continues to slowly climb out of a recession, low pricing becomes more attractive to homeowners.   These installers … Read more Be Wary of Installers Who Are Becoming Salesman

Energy Code and Energy Program Recognition

Complying with Energy Codes With the recognition that insulated siding provides insulating value that can ultimately lead to reduced energy use, a number of building and energy efficiency programs have recognized insulated siding as home insulation. The International Energy Conservation Code serves as the regulatory tool for energy-efficient construction. There are several sections of the … Read more Energy Code and Energy Program Recognition