On a beautiful country road in Davidsonville, MD, sits an adorable cape cod style home on the corner of a lovely neighborhood.  Fichtner Services completed a complete exterior remodel of the home including a new architectural shingle roof, new James Hardie siding using both Hardie lap in Monterey Taupe and Hardie shingles in Cobblestone, Hardietrim in Arctic White, new gutters and new Boral posts on the front porch.

We asked the homeowners a few questions about their project:

What were the main reasons you wanted to remodel the exterior?

A few years ago we built a vacation house in Delaware, and it was sided with Hardie board. I was impressed by the look and high quality of the product. My year-round home is sided with vinyl, and the last time it was resided was 20 years ago. The tired and faded siding was not only showing its age but also aging the house and was in stark contrast to the house’s updated interior. The clean lines, high-quality material, and color combination of the Hardie board products give the house outstanding curb appeal, which will last for years to come.

What was your experience with Fichtner Services like?

I have hired Fichtner in the past to do small projects for me and was very pleased with the outcome. Steve Finn has always been very helpful, knowledgeable, and honest. For the residing project, we had a number of discussions to arrive at the most attractive look that complements the style of the house. The crew was very impressive—they started work at 7:30 a.m. and worked till at least 5 p.m.; often, they worked later. They were meticulous and skilled craftsmen with whom it was very easy to work, and they took great care to keep the worksite clean. It was clear that they took personal pride in the work they were doing.

What do you love most about your renovation?

The colors of the Hardie board we chose bring out the beauty of the house’s stone work and make the surrounding landscaping more noticeable and attractive. The combination of lap siding and upper-level shake design makes the house stand out from the other houses in the neighborhood; in fact, I started getting compliments on the fresh, new look of house before it was even completed.

We think the project turned out beautifully.  Check out the photos!

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