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General Topics / 05.06.2016

white-siding-dark-shuttersThere’s something timeless about the look of a cream or white home with black shutters. Chalk it up to the fact that historic homes in America had exterior shutters that were painted dark, rich hues like black, for hundreds of years. Whether your home is Colonial, Georgian, Greek Revival or just feels Americana, light-colored home siding with black shutters is a classic look that’s easy to make your own. Embrace your home’s roots, pick a light siding ColorPlus® color, such as Arctic White, Cobble Stone or Navajo Beige, and paint your shutters a simple, stylish black for a look that’s downright regal.
General Topics / 26.04.2016

cedar-shake-shingle-roofThe inside of your home should reflect your personality—the textures of rugs and raw wood, travel photos from your epic vacations and bright pops of your favorite hues. With all of the time spent on your interior, you’ll want to remember that your exterior should feel like you, too. Sure, it’s a bit more limiting design-wise, but that makes the challenge even more fun. Think hard about how to add personality to your home’s shell through the use of color, texture and accessories.
General Topics / 20.03.2016

ranch-style-home-wood-sidingRanch style homes—one-story, rectangular L or U shaped design—became popular in America in the 1950s, and we mean popular. In fact, the architectural style can sometimes take over an entire neighborhood. Unfortunately, ranches can tend to look similar all lined up, but with various siding colors and styles, you can change that, and achieve a ranch style home with a totally one-of-a-kind look.
General Topics / 23.02.2016

houzz-service-award-2016Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Barrington, IL,  – Olson Windows, Doors, Siding and Roofing has won "Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®", the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Established in 1979, the family-owned and operated company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

General Topics / 10.02.2016

yellow-front-doorIf your home’s siding is a more conventional hue, you can punch up your exterior with a bold door color. When the usual black or brown door feels too basic, personalize your entrance with a door color that pops, all while complementing your home’s siding and trim colors. Selecting complementary shades can take some time, but if you go with James Hardie® ColorPlus® products, you'll have an array of well-curated palettes with finishes that resist fading and last longer than a typical paint job. ColorPlus Technology is specifically engineered to help resist damaging UV rays, which means vibrant colors with less maintenance—and a bold accent door that’ll continue to wow and welcome guests as they walk through your home’s entryway.
General Topics / 22.01.2016

olson-windows-best-of-the-bestOlson Windows, Doors, Siding and Roofing has been featured on Rich Noonan’s Best Of The Best Television! Unbeknownst to owners Brian and Scott Olson, Rich and his staff conducted a detailed investigation of their company. Noonan discovered that Olson Windows, Doors, Siding and Roofing has been delivering “Gold Standard” service to it’s customers since 1979, the year the company was founded and they accomplished this with good old-fashioned hard work, integrity, superior customer service and staying on the cutting edge of their industry. Watch the Review here.
General Topics / 16.01.2016

james-hardie-home-sidingGray doesn’t go hand-in-hand with a cloudy disposition. In fact, home design experts now call on grays for the new, go-to neutral. And when paired with a crisp, cool white, you’re in for a dose of contemporary elegance. James Hardie’s HardiePlank® lap siding in Iron Gray is a dark and luxurious hue, making it an ideal bold choice for a main siding color, especially when teamed up with Arctic White HardieTrim® boards. The contrast between the two colors provides a clean pop that’ll turn heads.
General Topics / 11.12.2015

james-hardie-siding-colorsWe all like options, and now, when it comes to your home’s siding color there’s even more to choose from. Six brand new colors have been added to the James Hardie® siding and trim color collection. The curated colors, created by the company’s color expert, are each rich and bold. Because the new colors were created using James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology, which involves applying consistent coats of color and baking them on, your siding color will remain vibrant longer. The collection of colors includes a range of four new gray hues, a rich brown and a deep blue. Let’s explore a few of the new colors that could soon clad your Midwest home: