James Hardie Siding and Accessories

Tired of rotten wood? James Hardie Siding might be right for you!

James Hardie has worked to develop superior remodeling products, focusing entirely on fiber cement since the 1970’s. Their fiber cement siding, soffit, fascia, and trim is primarily made up of the raw materials wood fiber, water, sand and cement.  This platform helps them keep a very durable product.  Due to the structure of James Hardie products, homeowners can trust in the low maintenance aspect of the siding and accessories. Continue reading “James Hardie Siding and Accessories”

The Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair

We recently had the opportunity to participate in the Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair at the Burroughs Community School in Minneapolis, MN.

The Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair is a fun, casual get together for the community that helps educate homeowners on home improvement options. Two of our estimators, Aaron Hinton and Micah Driskell, along with some helpful hands from friends and family, set up and operated the booth for Midwest.

Our booth comprised of many different product samples and literature for roofing, siding, windows, insulation and ventilation, and more for the adults to browse over, while we offered some entertainment for the kids. Owens Corning was wonderful for lending us their life size Pink Panther costume (representing their logo) that a few of our representatives were able to switch off wearing. The kids just loved it! We also did some face painting and had a coloring page for the kids to color there or bring home. A local restaurant in Minneapolis, Rusty Taco, provided lunch for all and seemed to be enjoyed by many, as the turnout for the fair was great!

Our estimators both agree that the Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair had a very upbeat and friendly environment, with a staff that was prepared to offer assistance if needed.

When asked about what surprised him about the fair, our estimator Aaron Hinton said, “People were very interested and excited to explore their home improvement options, especially insulation, ventilation products and issues.” Aaron walked the homeowners through the benefits of insulation and what energy efficiency means for a home, primarily lowering heating costs. He stated that insulating your home is the “number one thing you can do to your home that will pay for itself.”

We look forward to participating in the Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair next year for a third consecutive time!