May Transformation of the Month – A Refining Home Exterior Update in Lake Bluff

Homeowners Challenge/Goals

These Lake Bluff homeowners never liked the stucco on their house. They were wanting to have a new shingle look that aligns with the historical nature of Lake Bluff.

Erdmann’s Solution

Erdmann removed the existing siding, stucco, stone and shutters on the house and installed James Hardie Gray Slate straight edge shingles in order to achieve the shingle look that the homeowners were looking for. In addition plain square columns with Tuscan caps and bases in Artic White were installed as well as Azek premier railings and fir bead board to update the front porch.

Benefits of Working With Erdmann

The homeowner said in her experience, the top three benefits of working with Erdmann were:

  1. The workmen came and stayed long hours.
  2. The General Manager, Erin Robinson, made sure all punch-list items were addressed.
  3. The finished product. The homeowner’s neighbors watched the house evolve and said that the homeowners had finally given the house the facelift it deserved.

Products Used

–  James Hardie straight edge shingles in Gray Slate
–  James Hardie trim in Arctic White
–  Azek white premier railings

Final Results

The homeowner’s original contractor told them that the look they desired to have for their home couldn’t be achieved. However, Erdmann’s owner, Kevin, had full confidence he would be able to provide them with exactly what they were wanting, and he did. The homeowners were so pleased with the final results, that they recently recommended Erdmann to an online group looking for suggestions of local James Hardie installers.


About Erdmann

Erdmann Exteriors & Construction has been providing exceptional satisfaction and quality in the exterior business since 1983. Changing your exterior is an important personal investment decision. We believe it should be a rewarding experience between the contractor and the client.

Each project that we undertake is enhanced by our extensive knowledge and passion. We provide and deliver only the highest quality products to meet your expectations. Loyalty, Quality, Craftsmanship, and Personal Service are what you can expect with Erdmann Exterior Designs.

Erdmann Exterior Designs offers the best available products for siding (cedar, James Hardie fiber cement, aluminum fascia and soffit), decking (Timbertech), windows (Marvin), roofing (shingles, cedar, shakes, tile, slate, or custom metal work), and Erdmann Exterior Designs offers in the installation with the best craftsman for your project.

We offer a Complimentary In Home Consultations to see if we’re a fit for your next project!

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