This house was built in 1920. The original wood siding was starting to deteriorate. This is a common problem with wood siding. Wood siding absorbs moisture which will eventually decompose. The original wood windows were single pane and were experiencing air infiltration issues. The owner knew it was time to replace the siding and windows. The existing roofing was asphalt which had signifiacnlty faded. They knew that new roofing would complete the tranformation of the home. The owner researched many different exterior products. Hardie siding was the best option to add curb appeal and create the appearance of real wood. Hardie house wrap was installed to create a thermal barrier. Hardieplank cedarmill siding was installed. The color of this home is Arctic White. Hardie products are an excellent way to recreate the look of wood without the maintenance. Fiberglass replacement windows were installed on the entire house. This made a vast improvement to the energy efficiency. The customer took this opportunity to change the configuration of several windows as well as add windows in new locations. New Zuri decking was installed on the front porch floor. This customer now has a beautiful, low maintenance exterior! Custom Concepts Construction, Inc. is an Elite Preferred Siding Contractor for James Hardie Products.
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Review by Andrew M.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Custom Concepts sets a very high bar, I wish all siding contractors were as thorough and professional. Mike took several phone calls from me as I explored different bids on the siding project, learning something new each time, we discussed the details and options and he was very good at understanding and openly communicating any concerns or additional items I brought up. Danny is the best, I've never had such a pleasant experience with a contractor, this was a big job and I am very detailed oriented, Juan and his crew were awesome, they spent about 3 weeks at my house and were friendly with myself and my family, they put up with my dogs, and they did an excellent job on the project. I will also be using them again in the future. You won't be sorry for contacting them about your project!
This photo shows a view of the entire property where the Hardie siding was installed. The new Hardie siding, roofing, and windows completely transformed this home. Not all Hardie siding contractors are capable of correctly installing this much detail. Be sure to hire Hardie siding contactors directly from their website. Alexandria has a lot of historic homes ready for a siding upgrade. Will you be next?
This photo shows a closer view of the Arctic White Hardie lap siding. Be sure to hire an Elite Preferred Siding Contactor when having Hardie products installed. This is extremely important with custom details.
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This photo shows closer view of the how the Hardie Siding connects to the new roofing. The contrast between the Weathered Wood Roofing and the Arctic White Hardie Siding is very appealing. These small details can make any house stand out in the neighborhood! Hardie requires a 2" clearance between the shingles and the siding. Using color matching trim coil at this connection is more aesthetically pleasing than exposing step flashing. Installing Hardie trim in conjunction with their siding eliminates warranty issues with other products.
This is a closer view of the side gable. The best time to replace existing windows is at the same time as the siding. This allows for housewrap to wrap around the window framing which provides the best possible seal. The trim was replaced with Hardie trim in Arctic White. A 4" picture frame was installed around the windows.
This image shows the the connection between the front porch and the Hardie siding. The beam trim was added to minimize maintenance. The Hardie soffits were installed below the overhangs. This will improve ventilation for the new roofing. Always ask your Hardie Siding Contractor to price the roof line trim as an option. New trim will improve curb appeal and save time and money on future maintenance.
Location: Alexandria, VA
House Type: Cape Cod
Siding Color: Arctic White
Siding Texture: Cedarmill
Siding Exposure: 7"
Trim Color: Arctic White
Window Detail: 4" Picture Frame
Roofing Color: Weathered Wood
Gutter Product: RainPro
Gutter Color: White
This view shows the front porch of the Alexandria, VA home. The Zuri decking is complimented by the columns and new PVC porch rails. The decking was replaced with Zuri pvc 5/4x6. Colonial PVC rails were installed to complete the look. New fiberglass columns were installed and painted to match the house.
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Here is a closer view of the PVC Colonial Porch Rails. This profule is consistent with the original design. Replacing items such as columns, railings, and decking will improve the finished appearance of your project. These items will compliment your new Hardie siding and window trim. It will also minimize future maintenance. With proper planning by your Hardie Siding Contractor, your home should look brand new. Hardie siding is the most aesthetically pleasing product on the market.
This is an angled view of the right side of the house. The Hardie siding has an elegant appearance. Hardiesiding has many styles and colors to choose from. Fiber cement siding has become a popular choice in Alexandria, VA. The contrast of the Weathered Wood roofing color completes the look. The new replacement windows with provide comfort in the home for many years.
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