Case Studies

Siding Case Studies: Siding & Roofing Contractor | Mendota Heights, MN

Siding & Roofing Contractor | Mendota Heights, MN
Before work began on the Mendota Heights house, the siding was showing its wear and age.
Siding & Roofing Contractor | Mendota Heights, MN
We wrapped the house in Tyveck housewrap to increase its energy efficiency.
Siding & Roofing Contractor | Mendota Heights, MN
Installing James Hardie shake requires special tools and installation techniques, which our crew is expertly trained in.
Siding & Roofing Contractor | Mendota Heights, MN
The James Hardie shake complements the neutral LP SmartSide lap siding.


Our challenge with this Mendota Heights project was to completely update the exterior of the home to reflect a modern style.


Before any work started, roofing and siding contractor Trinity Exteriors worked with the homeowners to really parse out the style they wanted reflected in their home's exterior. They liked the idea of a neutral color that won't be jarring if and when styles change through the next couple of decades, but they also liked an accent of color in the gable of the home. We suggested the James Hardie shake in Hampton Red—we find this product very closely resembles actuall cedar shake, but with increased resistance to pests and impact.

Actual construction started with the roof replacement. The homeowners chose premium quality Owens Corning Duration asphalt shingles in Driftwood. We removed the turtle vents from the roof and replaced it with a more efficient Owens Corning Ridge Vent.

After we removed the old white siding and installed the combination lap, board & batten and shake siding, we installed new gutters. The end result is a beautiful, modern exterior that stands apart from its neighbors.

Project Summary

Owens Corning: Duration in Driftwood

LP SmartSide: Reverse Board & Batten

LP SmartSide: Textured Strand

James Hardie: Heritage 16" Staggered Shake