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 more Fire-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 more The Battle of Lap Siding

PROTECTING SIDING FROM FREEZE/THAW CYCLE DAMAGE

If you have more than several days per year of freezing temperatures and especially if you often times have snow pack sit against your siding, the below article is for you!  We work in the South Lake Tahoe area often, and we have first hand experience and knowledge of how hard snow and freezing temperatures … Read more PROTECTING SIDING FROM FREEZE/THAW CYCLE DAMAGE

What’s New in Siding

Matt Risinger and Jordan Smith explore the latest products and trends in exterior siding at the 2018 International Builders’ Show.  3 Generations Improvements is excited to see so many new siding products hit the market.  We love to create custom looks for our clients!    

Are Woodpeckers Destroying Your House?

Is this woodpecker looking at you or your siding?  It is entirely possible as reports of woodpecker damage is increasing in Northern California and homeowners calling 3 Generations Improvements for a solution have increased every year.  These requests are not just coming from heavily wooded areas such as South Lake Tahoe, we have seen damage … Read more Are Woodpeckers Destroying Your House?

Current Siding Trends

We have noticed a shift in how homeowners view their siding purchase. They not only want a durable, low maintenance, warranted siding, they want a unique exterior.  They want their home to be different than their neighbors and are willing to use several different siding profiles to do so.  Mixing lap with shingles, board & … Read more Current Siding Trends

How LP & 3 Generations Improvements First Met

3 Generations Improvements has been installing LP SmartSide products for close to 10 years and like many in the beginning we were skeptical of their new “SmartSide” siding product line.  As a team, we put a lot of thought into the products we recommend because we want our siding projects to last with minimal call-backs. … Read more How LP & 3 Generations Improvements First Met

Looking for High Return When You Remodel? Start with Exterior Projects

Take a look at the great article from Remodeling Magazine.  The trend of high Return on Investment for exterior projects continues on the entire West Coast.  The 2017 Cost vs Value report is now complete by Remodeling Magazine and not surprisingly, window replacement continues to hold high Cost vs Value numbers. Upscale vinyl window replacement … Read more Looking for High Return When You Remodel? Start with Exterior Projects

James Hardie Fiber Cement vs LP SmartSide vs Insulated Vinyl Siding

For the last 3-4 years I have done a water bucket challenge with my 3 kids with different siding materials.  We simply placed some different siding types in a half full bucket and waited, and waited for the results.  Well, in the last 4 years California went through a severe drought into a very wet winter, … Read more James Hardie Fiber Cement vs LP SmartSide vs Insulated Vinyl Siding

3 Generations Improvements Featured on Treehouse Masters TV Show

Treehouse Masters, a wildly popular TV show on Animal Planet, selected 3 Generations Improvements to provide assistance with their siding on a HUGE treehouse built in Granite Bay, CA.  The “Christmas Candy Kitchen” episode recently aired and the finished product turned out fantastic! Pete and his entire crew were fun to work with and the whole experience … Read more 3 Generations Improvements Featured on Treehouse Masters TV Show