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Thursday, April 10, 2014

2013 "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest Winner Shares His Story

Just one year ago Dennis and Pat Hodkinson, of Paris, Tenn., won the $5,000 cash grand prize in the first nationwide DaVinci Roofscapes “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. Will you be this year's winner?  There are just three days left to enter (CLICK HERE for more details!)

The Hodkinsons were named the 2013 contest winner after receiving more public votes than four other finalists out of 757 online votes cast.

Dennis Hodkinson submitted his contest entry under the title of “Facelift Needed!” He explained how the 100+ year-old home’s black-and-white exterior made the house look like an “old maid” rather than one of the “grand old ladies” of the neighborhood.

The historic charm of the Hodkinson home reached out to captivate the judges. The transformation suggestions from national color expert Kate Smith on this house included the addition of a Bellaforté Slate polymer roof from DaVinci Roofscapes in Slate Gray. Then, she recommended Decorum by Simonton vinyl replacement windows with Bronze exteriors and grids that are enhanced by the addition of Fypon louvered shutters with center rails painted in a deep Britannia Blue color. For the lower entry door, a Therma-Tru Classic-Craft Collection fiberglass door painted in a blue French Beret color was suggested.                 

Both Pat and Dennis Hodkinson expressed enthusiasm for the idea of adding colorful Simonton vinyl replacement windows to the home’s exterior. “We have a home inspection business, so we know quality products when we see them,” says Hodkinson. “The ideas presented in the artist rendering became our ‘wish list’ of what we’d like to do with our home in the future.”

For your chance win the $5,000 grand prize in this year's contest, click on the box below!

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