Hardie Home

Modern vintage is the style of this home featured on the James Hardie website.

Vintage, is the “new”go to style! More and more vintage boutiques and shops seem to be popping up in our area. From clothing to furniture, the classics are returning, but with some modern features. In the housing industry, there seems to be a similar trend as homeowners are choosing exteriors that are vintage-inspired or cottage chic, built with modern low maintenance materials that are longer lasting and more energy-efficient. Historically, a cottage was a single story small house with a porch, built to house the staff that attended the main house and took care of the land for the land owners in England. They were considered commoner houses…but today, they are anything but common! The cozy and welcoming appeal of a cottage’s charming exterior is quite popular for today’s homeowner.

Board & Batten siding installed by Belk Builders on exterior of home in Statesville.

Board & Batten siding installed by Belk Builders on exterior of home in Statesville.

Belk Builders offers many ways to add classic style and distinction while creating a new look for your home.  We can replace your existing high maintenance wooden board and batten or shake siding with low maintenance, long-lasting, and energy-efficient Hardie Plank board and batten style siding. This classic style uses wide boards (Hardie Plank comes in 4×8, 4×9 and 4×10 smooth sheets) and narrow battens installed at the seam to produce bold vertical lines and a striking sense of symmetry, reminiscent of the bygone era of romantic exterior design. Every two (2) feet Belk installs a Batten strip at the seam, splitting it in the middle for a charming, cottage inspired look. This is the secret to getting that fluid, traditional look to create eye-catching emphasis for your entire home, or to add elegant distinction at key architectural areas. This look is widely used right now in new construction, as well as existing homes.

Belk Builders Shake siding 2

Shake siding.

Classic board and batten homes consistently attract homeowners who admire the distinctive lines and details that set these homes apart. But homeowners are also quick to appreciate the high cost of regular maintenance needed to keep the original wood siding in repair and freshly painted. Fortunately, that’s something you won’t have to worry about with Hardie Plank board and batten style siding offered by Belk Builders.

Other advantages of this type of siding include:

  • Variety of colors and textures
  • Option of using it to cover the whole house or pairing it with other types of vinyl
  • No painting or staining needed – colors are chosen before installation

To complete the look of your vintage charm exterior update, we have many shutter styles, available in your choice of low maintenance materials or wood. We can customize the shutter in any design or style you wish and even paint them if they do not come in the custom color you crave. Additionally, Belk Builders’ team of highly experienced and trained roofing professionals can work any type of roofing product including metal roof replacements to top off your “new” cottage and enhance its character.

Bungalow style house finished in Hardie Plank.

Bungalow style house finished in Hardie Plank.

Do you feel that you home lacks definition or curb appeal and dream of the cozy cottages and bungalows from the romantic architectural styles of the past? Belk Builders is your complete home exterior company that provides the timeless style you desire with a wide selection of siding and roofing replacements, new windows, gutters, downspouts as well as window and door moldings. We offer all-inclusive options for your exterior project, or we can recommend the best time to take care of your finish details in stages to accommodate your budget and lifestyle needs.

Kent Frerichs Owner Belk Builders

Kent Frerichs, Owner Belk Builders.

If you are ready to add, or renew, vintage charm to your home’s exterior, contact us at (704) 400-4710 or info@belkcustombuilders.com. You can also visit our website today to learn more, or schedule a free estimate.

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