Common Pests that Destroy Your Siding

Some of the costliest damage to a home can come from pests that burrow into wood siding. These types of infestations destroy the effectiveness and aesthetic appearance of your siding. In addition, it can lead to deeper issues depending on the types of pests involved. A Rogue’s Gallery of Siding Pests Because your home’s siding … Read moreCommon Pests that Destroy Your Siding

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


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 morePROTECTING 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 moreAre 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 moreCurrent 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 moreHow LP & 3 Generations Improvements First Met

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 moreJames 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 more3 Generations Improvements Featured on Treehouse Masters TV Show