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Family / Owner Name

Joel Bookman & Judy Wachtenheim


3831 N. Kildare Ave., Chicago, IL 60641

Type of Project

James Hardie HardiePlank Reside

Projects / Materials Used

  • HardiePlank, 6” exposure, cedarmill finish, Gray Slate
  • HardieTrim “Arctic White”
  • Quality Edge Truvent Hidden Vent Aluminum Soffit, Fascia, Gutters in “White”

Summary of Project:

This Victorian style Chicago single family home needed a change to its exterior façade from the existing 1980’s aluminum siding that was put on over the original cedar planks. James Hardie proved to be the ideal solution. Moving from an all white orignal exterior color scheme and introducing the eye popping “Gray Slate” siding, with a pop of all white trim, the home transformed the staple of Chicago architecture into a more curb appeal driven modern feel.

In addition to the siding and trim, the front porch ceiling was given a gorgeous new stain to match the existing front door. The entry way is much more inviting and warm, and adds to the overall appeal of the home.

We couldn’t be happier with Bak Brothers. They replaced siding, gutters, & windows, painted porch & more — all top quality work. They come on time, work hard, do exceptional work, and respond promptly to any questions and concerns. Artur, Ben and Norbert are a pleasure to work with. And, our house looks great! Joel Bookman & Judy Wachtenheim