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The Importance of Installing James Hardie Siding and What Sets it Apart

2023-11-16T23:45:22+00:00

Enhance your Denver home with durable, aesthetically pleasing, weather-resistant siding. Look no further than James Hardie Siding—With top-tier fiber-cement siding, trim, and backer board. It is backed by rigorous testing against the most extreme weather conditions. Hardie Color Collections: The Statement Collection - 19 colors that represent about 90% of installations. These colors are stocked and ready to install for local contractors. The Dream Collection - homeowners can choose from over 700 color options–pretty much anything you can dream of. It's a custom order that takes an average of 6-8 weeks to be custom-made and delivered. Magnolia Home - An [...]

The Importance of Installing James Hardie Siding and What Sets it Apart2023-11-16T23:45:22+00:00

Pros and Cons of Different Commercial Roofing Materials

2023-11-16T23:01:06+00:00

ROOF COATING Flat Roof Materials - TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) Pros: Energy-efficient: Reflects sunlight, reducing cooling costs in summer. Resistant to chemicals and oils: Suitable for buildings with HVAC units on the roof. Cost-effective: Generally less expensive than other flat roofing materials. Cons: Durability: Although durable, it may be less resistant to punctures compared to materials like EPDM. Installation: Requires expert installation to prevent leaks and other issues. EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) Pros: Durability: Highly resistant to weathering, tearing, and punctures. Expandable: Can expand and contract without losing its shape, which is important in Colorado's fluctuating temperatures. Easy Repair: Easy [...]

Pros and Cons of Different Commercial Roofing Materials2023-11-16T23:01:06+00:00

The Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows for Colorado Homeowners

2023-10-18T14:43:27+00:00

In the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, where natural beauty meets modern living, homeowners are increasingly embracing the transformative potential of energy-efficient windows. Energy Efficient windows can offer substantial cost savings and enhanced interior comfort all while safeguarding the environment we care about so much here in Colorado. Here is why Northern Lights Exteriors thinks energy efficiency is not just a trend but a vital choice for Colorado homeowners. Cost Savings The most obvious advantage we present to homeowners is the opportunity to enjoy financial relief while embracing a greener lifestyle: Lower utility bills: By acting as a shield against energy [...]

The Benefits of Energy-Efficient Windows for Colorado Homeowners2023-10-18T14:43:27+00:00

Financing Your Dream Home: Exploring Private Lenders vs. Traditional Banks

2023-07-27T17:41:28+00:00

If you're thinking about renovating your home, but you're not sure if you can afford it, you're not alone. Home exterior renovations can be a significant investment, and many homeowners struggle to find the funds to cover the expenses. Fortunately, there are financing options available that can help make your dream home exterior a reality. Lender Loans Private lender loans are offered by non-traditional financial institutions such as credit unions or finance companies. They're often a more flexible and expedient option, though they may come with higher interest rates.  Pros: Faster Approval: The process of obtaining a loan from a [...]

Financing Your Dream Home: Exploring Private Lenders vs. Traditional Banks2023-07-27T17:41:28+00:00

Northern Lights Exteriors Wins Best of Houzz 5 Years Straight

2023-04-14T17:21:25+00:00

Northern Lights Exteriors is proud to announce that our fifth consecutive year being awarded the Best of Houzz Service award. This badge recognizes professionals in the home improvement and design industry who have received exceptional client reviews and ratings on Houzz.com. What is the Best of Houzz Service Award? The Best of Houzz Service awards recognizes professionals across the country who provide great service to their customers. They’re based on several factors, including the overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted during the award-period year. To qualify for the Best of Houzz Service award, a professional on the platform [...]

Northern Lights Exteriors Wins Best of Houzz 5 Years Straight2023-04-14T17:21:25+00:00

Composite Decks vs. Wood Decks: Which is Better?

2023-02-02T01:08:15+00:00

When your home is in Colorado, you want to make the most of your outdoor living spaces. For many, that means a cool deck where you can have get-togethers, cookouts, and just relax as the sun sets behind the mountains. If you’re thinking about adding a new deck or replacing your existing deck, you might be surprised to see the new options that are available to you. While wood decks are still popular, many homeowners are turning to composite decks these days. So which is better? What Type of Wood is Used for Decking? Most often wood decks are made [...]

Composite Decks vs. Wood Decks: Which is Better?2023-02-02T01:08:15+00:00

How Do You Know When It’s Time for a Roof Replacement?

2022-05-02T17:49:21+00:00

The weather in Colorado can wreak havoc on your home. Winter storms, heavy rain, hail, and even summer heat can wear down your roof. Eventually, you'll want to get a roof replacement because an older, worn-down roof can start to leak and lead to damage in your home. Signs Your Home Needs a Roof Replacement When you finally see it, you can’t unsee it. As you pull up to your home, you realize that something about your roof looks off. It can be hard to pinpoint, but you suddenly realize that your roof is the ugly duckling in the neighborhood, [...]

How Do You Know When It’s Time for a Roof Replacement?2022-05-02T17:49:21+00:00

Composite Decking: What You Need to Know

2022-07-19T18:48:11+00:00

Every home needs a great deck, right? It’s a place to get outside, hang out with friends and family, grill some burgers and veggies, or maybe even put in a hot tub! You live in Colorado, so you want to make the most of your outdoor living space. But if you have a small deck or no deck at all, you’re missing out! If you’re considering putting in a new deck, the first material that comes to mind is probably wood. It’s classic. But you also see composite decking available. Which material would be better for [...]

Composite Decking: What You Need to Know2022-07-19T18:48:11+00:00

5 Reasons for Building Your Deck Before It’s Spring

2023-03-01T22:57:21+00:00

It bugged you all summer long. Your home is completely deckless. Throw a big backyard Fourth of July barbecue? Nope. You’d rather not have your friends and neighbors noticing how bare your home’s backside really is. Now is the perfect time to build a deck for your home. It’s cold in the winter, snow all over the place, but you still get those glimpses of sunshine that make you long for a deck to enjoy most of the year. You might wonder when is a good time to start working on deck plans - should you wait till Spring? Our [...]

5 Reasons for Building Your Deck Before It’s Spring2023-03-01T22:57:21+00:00

4 Licenses and Certifications Your Next Exterior Contractor Must Have

2023-03-01T23:30:45+00:00

Your home is your castle, and it’s precious to you and your family. When you decide it’s time to get some work done on the exterior, like replacing your roof, windows, or siding, or even adding a new deck, you need to find a good contractor. But how do you do that? There are a lot of contractors out there…Here are the recommendations we make to our clients when they begin a restoration or remodel project on their home: A good first step is to look for a company that is local. Find a contractor that has set down roots [...]

4 Licenses and Certifications Your Next Exterior Contractor Must Have2023-03-01T23:30:45+00:00
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