Is your home ready for hurricane season?

HeartTech Siding ImageOur hearts are breaking watching the devastation of what has already become a horrific hurricane season. With many displaced and struggling from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Florida Panhandle knows too well the damage that hurricane season can bring.

What if in the hustle of hurricane preparations you didn’t have to worry as much about your home exterior siding?

We can’t fix the flooding and we can’t predict the direction or speed of the storm, but we can provide you with access to two siding products that have been wind-load tested and were created to perform at the highest levels in an effort to give you an advantage over conventional hollow siding.

Conventional hollow siding utilizes a flat nailing hem that can make siding vulnerable to high winds. Hallmark Distributors has two Provia siding products available 1) HeartTech and 2)CedarMAX that utilize optimum structural design to help support your home exterior by providing increased structural stability and high wind performance.

1) About HeartTech

With its Super Polymer Formulation and durable structural design, HeartTech is engineered to perform by providing optimum color retention and structural stability in all climates.

Double-Ply Nailing Hem
• Double the tear resistance
• More rigid connection to the exterior wall
• Increased structural stability
• Increased high wind performance

Installer-Friendly Lock
• Secured installation of panel
• Increased high wind performance – Windload tested* to 230 mph

Super Polymer Formulation
• Anti-weathering ingredients
• UV protective materials
• Inorganic pigments
• Impact modifiers
• PVC resins

Tri-Pigment Reflective Technology
• Camouflage pattern of dark and light pigments spread
heat throughout the panel
• Lighter pigments reflect heat
• Darker pigments provide color
• Panel stays cooler than single pigment technology
• Ensures color saturation through-out the panel
• Scratches and abrasions virtually disappear

Panel Leg
• Secures and completes the installer friendly lock
• Prevents the panel from dropping out of the lock
during installation

2) ABOUT CedarMAX

Integration of ProVia’s exclusive Super Polymer formulation with rigid EPS foam insulation makes CedarMAX the perfect choice of exterior insulated cladding for your home.

High-Tension Structural Return & Nail Depth Guide
• Enhances the double-ply nailing hem
• Increased structural stability in high winds
• More rigid connection to the exterior wall
• Helps prevent nails from being nailed too tightly

Double-Ply Nailing Hem
• Double the tear resistance
• More rigid connection to the exterior wall
• Increased structural stability
• Increased high wind performance

Patented Twister Lock & Cyclonic Locking System
• Bolsters the lock in winds up to 227 mph*
• Increased blow-off resistance
• Enhances overall rigidity of siding system on the wall

Rigid EPS Foam Insulation**
• Maximum thermal R-value performance***
• Increases panel rigidity
• 5 times greater impact resistance
• Contains termite protection

Super Polymer Formulation
• Anti-weathering ingredients and UV protective materials
• Inorganic pigments
• Impact modifiers
• PVC resins

Tri-Pigment Réflective Technology
• Camouflage pattern of dark and light pigments spread
heat throughout the panel
• Lighter pigments reflect heat
• Darker pigments provide color
• Panel stays cooler than single pigment technology
• Ensures color saturation through-out the panel
• Scratches and abrasions virtually disappear

Drop Guard
• Prevents the panel from dropping out of the lock
during installation
• Secures the patented Twister Lock and Cyclonic
Locking System

* Wind load testing is based upon ASTM 5206 testing and the results are reported per ASTM 3679 section 5.11. Florida Building Code FL#1712.5
** Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc’s Fullback Insulation
*** R-values are based on Federal Trade Commission requirements under the ASTM C1363 standard, which provides stringent, repeatable and reproducible results. While R-values for some profiles produced through ASTM C1363 testing may result in lower R-values than simulation modeling, the home insulating performance of insulated siding has not changed. ASTM C1363 testing provides added assurance of its energy efficiency performance and R-value results.

Design Your Dream Home With HDI

Your dream home is now at the edge of your fingertips

A trip to HDI’s design center will take you down this magical makeover journey, where the process of designing your home’s exterior is as easy as it is interactive.

HDI Design Center

Your home is the essence of your style, your individuality personified, so explore the endless possibilities HDI has to offer your remodel or new build.

The first step is to click on the Design Center tab at the top of our website, scroll down to “Gallery” and click on the “Get Started” option. There you’ll be able to explore our showhomes, which feature everything from Cape Cod to Craftsman to Colonial styles and more.

Once you select your home, that’s where the fun begins in playing with your exterior and its colors.

To visualize upgrades to your current home, simply upload a photo and use the design tools to visualize its transformation.

Either way, simply scroll the cursor over the roofing, windows, siding, siding accents and the entry doors in our Design Center and the extensive options will appear.

Feeling brick? We have you covered with the best brands possible, including Canyon Stone Canada, Exteria, Genstone, I-XL, Mi Casa, Nichiha, Owens Corning and Plygem. From those options you can play with colors ranging from traditional red to cream to charcoal and every color in-between.

Feeling a cleaner look with siding? We have you covered again with the best products available, including Provia, Exteria Specialty Siding, Exterior Portfolio, Novik and Revere. Every style and color underneath the sun is covered.For those worried about hurricanes, we have two Provia siding products available (HeartTech and CedarMAX) that utilize optimum structural design to help support your home exterior by providing increased structural stability and high wind performance.

Feeling the ruggedness of stone? Even more options abound, featuring Exteria, Exterior Portfolio, Genstone, Kodiak Mountain, Mi Casa, NextStone, Novik, Nichiha, Owens Corning, Plygem, ProVia, Stone Selex, StoneCraft, Stonemaster and Stoneyard. Design, color, cut … no stone option is alike.

In terms of roofing options, the options are endless with products from ABC Seamless, Accel Roofing, Akzo Nobel, ASC Roofing, Atlas Roofing, BP Roofing, CertainTeed, Classic Metal Roofing, Decra, Duchesne, Edco, Englert, Fabral, Fraser Cedar Products, GAF, Gerard, Green American Homes, Hy-Grade, Ideal, IKO, Inspire, Interlock Kassel and Irons, McElroy Metal, Metal Roofs Niagara, Metal Sales, Metals USA, Midwest Manufacturing, Owens Corning, Roof Mart, TAMKO, Union Corrugating, Varma Seel and Vicwest.

The options with windows as well, where you can play with awnings, panels, stacks and shapes with a selection that includes Acadian Windows, All Weather, Alside, Atrium, Bonneville, Cascade, Gienow, Infinity from Marvin Windows, JELD-WEN, KV Windows and Doors, Maritime Window and Door, Midway, Milgard, Norandex, Northeast Building Products, NT Window, Pella, Peter Kohler, Procanna, ProVia, Renewel by Anderson, Revere, Simonton, Vector Windows, Vinyl Window Designs and ViewPoint.

As for entry doors, the options include steel, wood, fiberglass, decorative glass, patio, iron, French, storm, etc. The brands include All Weather, Bonneville, Dorplex, Gienow, JELD-WEN, KV Windows and Doors, Masonite, Moeller Door, Pella, Plastpro, ProVia and Therma-Tru.

Once your designs are saved, you can share the project with us and together we’ll get the ball rolling on your dream home.

Just remember, it’s at the edge of your fingertips.

Protect Your Home and Increasing Its Energy Efficiency

Cedar Max_3.tifProtecting your home and increasing its energy efficiency has never been so simple.

Just turn to Hallmark Distributors, Inc. (HDI), which for more than 20 years has been helping residents of the Panhandle save money by installing vinyl siding, soffit, and fascia products that are easy to maintain, protect and beautify the home.

Whether remodeling or building a new home, HDI has you covered. And the No. 1 company for exterior home upgrades has the No. 1 recommended vinyl siding on the market in CedarMAX. But what makes CedarMAX, a complete thermal cladding system that is recognized as a form of continuous insulation, so revolutionary?

CedarMAX features the finest high-grade raw materials, tri-pigment reflective technology, a weather barrier shield with SPX-2000 UV blocker and a color-keeper anti-fade protection. It’s manufactured by integrating super polymer formulated vinyl siding with rigid foam insulation, a marriage that mixes beauty, durability and sustainability. The super polymer siding is durable in the fact that it resists fading, chalking, cracking, peeling, and thermal expansion and contraction.

As an added bonus, you will also get improved energy efficiency that can help cut down on air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills in the winter.

While the exterior walls in most homes have insulation in between the studs to help with energy efficiency, the studs and framing lumber themselves account for up to 25 percent of every wall and can allow for significant energy loss. CedarMAX insulated vinyl siding blankets the studs of the home, which helps to decrease thermal bridging, increase airtightness, and fight energy loss by increasing the overall R-value.

Aesthetically,CedarMAX is engineered with a strong, rigid foam backing that can bridge the subtle bows and dips that are present on almost every wall. This enables longer, straighter panels and an increased curb appeal.

Unlike conventional hollow siding, which uses a flat nailing hem that can make siding vulnerable to high winds, CedarMAX features a cyclonic locking system that gives a solid foundation of support against winds up to 227 miles per hour, rain, hail and the wear and tear of most of life’s nicks. Whether you prefer single lap, double lap or triple Dutchlap siding, CedarMAX is available in 20 colors and provides the best overall value compared to other siding types.

Simply put, increasing the worth of your home is just as much about the outside as the inside aesthetics.

With years of experience and many satisfied customers, Hallmark Distributors knows what matters most when it comes to siding, replacement windows and gutter systems. From helping you choose the type of siding and what color combinations will look best, HDI will ensure that your home’s siding installation is a smooth process.

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