Bungalow style house finished in Hardie® PlankIt’s no secret that exciting things are happening in neighborhoods in and around Charlotte such as NoDa, Plaza Midwood, South End and Elizabeth. These areas are alive, vibrant and trendy thanks to the gentrification that has been taking place through the renovation of gracious old homes that are getting a second life and new owners making use of these historic Charlotte properties. Remodeling can be seen everywhere as residents are moving in and re-inventing these properties inside and out.

Homeowners in Plaza Midwood are pioneering some big changes in these often forgotten vintage neighborhoods, and are buying homes with antiquated or aging home exteriors, such as windows and siding. Belk Builders is working with many families moving into these districts to update their existing home exteriors or helping them plan a siding, roofing or window replacement that fits the style of their homes.

Plaza Midwood Hardie® Plank siding replacement

Belk Builders busy removing the old siding from this Plaza Midwood home.

Belk Builders was recently involved in a home exterior renovation project in the Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte, NC. The homeowner had purchased new windows and requested that we install them. In addition to the window and door installation, Belk Builders also removed a portion the home’s existing aging aluminum siding and replaced it with quality Hardie® Plank siding with Colorplus®. Though the project was only part of the entire facade of the existing home, the difference is measurable!

There are many reasons to choose Hardie® Plank siding:

  • It’s over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect.
  • It’s noncombustible, highly durable and resists warping, sagging, melting, hail, and high winds up to 150 mph.
  • It’s less expensive than wood, won’t be eaten by animals or insects and resists water absorption, which in turn helps protect your home against mold.
  • It resists weather damage and keeps its shape for a much longer time, which means less maintenance to worry about year after year.
Hardie® Weather Barrier installed

Belk Builders has the Hardie® Weather Barrier installed and ready for new siding!

Not to be overlooked, every project starts with a good base. Hardie® Weather Barrier and flashing provides a balance of water resistance and breathability, reducing water intrusion while allowing water vapor from inside your home to escape. This keeps the area within your walls and around your doors and windows dry as it is composed of high-performance materials which help prevent mildew and reduces energy loss.

Take a look at these before & after images on this Plaza Midwood home:

Before and after in plaza midwood

Belk Builders was honored to have the opportunity to work with this homeowner in helping add value and curb appeal to this charming Plaza Midwood home. Keep in mind, that we extend the option to complete your window, door and siding replacement project in phases to best accommodate your lifestyle and budget! We also offer financing through Synchrony Financial. Contact us at (704) 400-4710 or visit our website today to learn more, or schedule a free estimate, you’ll be glad you did!

Kent Frerichs Owner Belk Builders

Kent Frerichs, Owner Belk Builders.

Siding, Window Replacement, Roofing & More!