The Magnolia Blog

The Perks of Building with James Hardie®

Categories: Energy Efficiency, The Magnolia Blog | Posted: June 27, 2017

Of the following, what would you say are the most important to you in your new home:
Quality of construction, energy efficiency, or low maintenance? What if you could have all of those in one product? The truth of it is – you can.

James Hardie® offers a variety of products that offer all of these features combined with the bonus of making your new home even more stunning with a number of design options. James Hardie® is known for being the inventor of fiber cement board siding. The cement board, also called James Hardie® siding, is one of the industry’s most recognized names and product. James Hardie® products are unsusceptible to pests, withstand weather, resistant against rot and moisture, and (perhaps one of the most important things) it has fire-resistant qualities.

James Hardie® products are specifically Engineered for Climate® to withstand the hot, humid conditions, the sun, snow, sleet, hail, and more. James Hardie® siding resists fading, cracking, and swelling that is common with vinyl and wood products. Unlike wood, these products are highly resistant not only to mold and rot but also termites, woodpeckers, and other animals.
We all know that fire feasts on wood and will melt vinyl products, and that’s something else that makes James Hardie® products different. These products are non-combustible and will not ignite when exposed to direct fire. It’s because of these characteristics that most insurance companies offer discounts and firefighters endorse the products.

With all of these wonderful features, it’s not a surprise to learn that the Memphis area’s leading luxury new home builder, Magnolia Homes, also uses James Hardie® products on all of their new homes. But Magnolia Homes doesn’t just use James Hardie® siding, we build 100% James Hardie® homes, consisting of the siding, trim, sofit, etc. Your brand new Magnolia Home will have no wood, except for solid cedar columns and cedar accents, per plan. Instead your new home will be 100% brick and James Hardie® products – keeping your new home safe and low maintenance.



For more information, #AskTaylor by calling 901.309.0710 today.

source of information:
http://www.jameshardie.com/Why-Hardie/Performance-and-Durability

New Homes for Every Family Member, Even Pets

Categories: Buying New Homes, The Magnolia Blog | Posted: June 15, 2017

When buying a new home, it’s natural for people to think about the surrounding school system, convenience to various locations, and the functionality and flow of the floor plan. But have you ever thought about the function and design when it comes to your furry family members?

According to the 2017-2018 APA National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 84.6 million homes. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that people are often looking for pet-friendly designs for their new homes.

   Being a company made up of pet owners, we’re always up for the challenge of helping to design and build a new pet space. There’s always a homeowner who requests a pet door, normally a doggy door, but have you ever wanted a space that’s dedicated to your furry babies? That’s exactly what we did for one happy Magnolia Homeowner with 2 Golden Retrievers who made her utility room a dual space for her dogs. Even cuter, we added a Dutch door in the utility room so the dogs could see out while in “their room”. We then took it a step further and built a dog wash station in the garage with cabinets underneath for storage, a hand-held sprayer, and drainage system perfect for all that dog hair.

In another Magnolia Home, we built a room off of the garage specifically for 2 Labradors. This room is both heated and cooled with a doggy door for the dogs to enter the backyard. There’s also a water supply to give them water 24/7 and built-in shelves and cabinets to hold all off their supplies, e.g., food, collars, toys, etc.

If you’re considering a new home in Collierville that’s perfect for every member of the family, even your pets, give us a call today.

Citations:
“Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics.” – American Pet Products
             http://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp

 

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