Siding Options: Cedar Vs. Redwood

Every home must have siding. Unless you have a real brick home, there is some type of siding on your house. Whether stucco, vinyl, metal, composite material or wood, siding is an essential component of a home’s construction. However, wood is the quintessential material not only for the “bones”, floors and top of a home, … Read more


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

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

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

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

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

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

Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth Your Money?

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