Before and After: Midwest Home Makeovers

Before and After: Midwest Home Makeovers

Re-siding a home can spark an exterior transformation. You may not think so, but new siding can look so good it makes you second-guess whether you’re pulling into the right driveway. There’s just something about fresh James Hardie® siding and trim that turns a drab-colored, worn-out looking house into a clean, updated, bright home. It’s enough to cause a double take.


Why is James Hardie siding the perfect way to enhance your home’s exterior? Here are a few reasons:

It provides…


Durability: Every James Hardie siding product is engineered to help withstand damage from pests, fire and Midwest weather (such as freezing temperatures, moisture, snowfall, ice, hail, wind and extreme temperature variations).


A warranty: James Hardie is so confident in its products that it offers a 30-year non-prorated limited warranty on its HardiePlank® lap siding and HardieShingle® siding and a 15-year non-prorated limited warranty on HardieTrim® boards.


Take a peek at these before-and-after images; they may just be enough to get you looking at siding swatches:


From Cream to Green

This Midwest suburban home went from light and traditional to bold and durable. The creamy siding was upgraded to HardiePlank lap siding and straight edge HardieShingle siding (in the gables) in Mountain Sage with HardieTrim boards in Arctic White. The bold, white trim choice accentuates the dark green and the natural wood garage door matches the front door for a robust and rustic look.

This Naperville home is a total home makeover.  James Hardie Siding, Shake, Soffit, Trim.  Reframed a sagging roof and then applied Owens Corning Architectural Shingles.  Injected Air Krete Foamsulation to the exterior walls and insulated the attic.  Versa-Stone front finishes the presentation.  This home will be a classic for the next 50+ years.     testimonial: We are extremely happy with end result of our insulation and siding project. Mike and his team were prompt and courteous. Questions were answered, good suggestions were made and  potential issues with the project were addressed and corrected and the end result really transformed our house.  Not only does it look great aesthetically, but it is quieter and more energy efficient, too. Thanks very much Schmidt Exteriors for transforming our house!! HardiePhotos Submission Schmidt Exteriors, Inc 630-406-0444

From Light and White to Lively Blue

Check out the after status of this Midwest two-flat—it pops. The home is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Boothbay Blue with straight HardieShingle siding in Sail Cloth. The homeowners upgraded the front door and porch railing to create a pristine and protected stunner.

Greenview Chicago Before and after Erdmann Exterior Ryan Sullivan Home Boothbay Blue HardiePlank  HardieShingle