When getting a haircut, the stylist doesn’t just consider the hair above your face. The same rationale rings true for your home siding and trim. When you clad your Naperville area home with siding and trim, you’ll want to consider all angles, the front, side and back.Focusing merely on the ...
February 1, 2018schmidt
Termites are called the silent destroyer for good reason. Without being noticed they can thrive in or behind home’s siding, not rearing their heads (or wings) until homeowners notice costly exterior damage such as wood damage and unexplained exterior cracks.Unfortunately, in the Midwest, it’s not uncommon for termites to strike, ...
December 1, 2017schmidt
Before photo. Notice no front porch. Let’s put the boys to work on Mike’s design.It’s a win for the Cubs and the Owner all aroundA innovative way ...
November 3, 2017schmidt
Chicago-area contractor Schmidt Exteriors finds success in a competitive environment.For Mike Schmidt of Schmidt Exteriors in Batavia, Illinois, the Platinum Pella Certified Contractor® program isn’t just a perk. It’s a driving force behind his business.“There’s a lot ...
October 27, 2017schmidt
Another job completed by siding expert-Schmidt Exteriors. This time-Wheaton, IL. Before photoLP Smart Siding and creative front porch design transforms house to remarkable presentation.Check out the creative porch ...
October 20, 2017schmidt
You have plenty of design decisions when creating your new Midwest (Naperville area) home exterior.You can start with home siding type—be it lap siding, straight or staggered-edge shingles or vertical panels—then move on to the color and texture. From there, it’s time to add the final ...
October 18, 2017schmidt
These Midwest homeowners wanted their home exterior to stand out in their suburban neighborhood so they swapped their thin vinyl siding in light cream for James Hardie’s durable and stylish siding in rich green. The results made the home’s exterior stand out ...
September 14, 2017schmidt
There’s nothing like the quiet of the morning—the mist on the grass, the sun’s glow peeping through the trees, the smell of the fresh air. It’s a perfectly serene time, then with swift speed, the day kicks into high gear, and stress ...
August 10, 2017schmidt
Gray doesn’t go hand-in-hand with a cloudy disposition. In fact, home design experts now call on grays for the new, go-to neutral. And when paired with a natural stone, you’re in for a dose of contemporary elegance. James Hardie’s HardiePlank® lap siding in Aged Pewter is a weathered-meets-classic hue, making ...
July 11, 2017schmidt
When you think of the Midwest Lakeshore, sailboat silhouettes lining the coast come to mind. You can almost hear the flap of their well-worn sails in the breeze. The classic sail shade is tough to replicate but James Hardie found a way with the ColorPlus® Technology shade, Sail ...
June 6, 2017schmidt