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 more Traditional Vinyl Siding VS LP® SmartSide® Engineered Wood Siding
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
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
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
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
Good article from US News. The Return on Investment (ROI) for siding right now is 88-99% (depending upon the product you select) and windows 96-98% in Northern California! Before you splurge on that dream kitchen or add an extra family room, make sure you’ll add to the value of your house. Homeowners should pursue projects … Read more Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth Your Money?
In the August 2014 issue of Remodeling Magazine they completed their annual list of the biggest remodeling companies in the U.S. and 3 Generations Improvements is now ranked #142 in the Replacement Contractor category. We are so proud to be recognized nationally – hard work does pay off! See the article from the magazine below. … Read more 3 Generations Improvements Ranked Nationally!
The proof is in the data: Vinyl siding ranks as one of the most environmentally friendly exterior claddings. VSI released Today’s Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. This “green paper” contains results from the latest life cycle assessment (LCA) of exterior cladding and provides data that supports what we know … Read more Vinyl Siding is Verifiably Green!
Please take a look at the below article posted by Progressive Foam. We have had several homeowners lately with one of the below problems causing allergy or headache symptoms. We have found that most of the time the problems are due to poor ventilation and excessive moisture holding in the wall cavity which causes mold spore growth. We … Read more Could Your Home Be Making Your Family Sick?
By: Lauren Higl Vinyl siding is currently the number one exterior cladding across the United States and Canada, with many people choosing it for their homes due to its affordability, design versatility, durability and low maintenance. But have you ever wondered how vinyl siding compares to other siding options when it comes to it’s impact on … Read more Study Shows Insulated Vinyl Siding Out Performs Other Exterior Cladding In Impact on Health & the Environment