Isn’t it less costly to just repaint my home?
If you’re planning a move in the next couple of years, the answer is probably “yes”. But, if you plan to stay in your home longer than that, the calculations begin to heavily favor siding. We’ll give you an honest evaluation if indeed siding is a good choice for you.
How does James Hardie siding stack up against my other siding options?
Traditional clapboard wood is cost prohibitive, and it can be impractical. Extreme temperatures, strong winds, or volatile weather patterns cause havoc with these types of siding. Vinyl siding is certainly no better, as it’s thin and flimsy in nature. Even the best vinyl siding on the market eventually fades and wears after a few years.
With the look and feel of real wood, Hardiplank works to add a sense of charm and elegance that homes with vinyl siding lack. Better yet, because it is designed to last for decades, is flame retardant and weather resistant. Hardiplank offers a type of durability that cannot be found with traditional wood siding.
How low-maintenance is siding, really?
It’s simple. There really is no maintenance, just occasional cleaning.
Ordinarily, the cleaning action of a rainfall will be adequate to wash your Hardie siding. However, it should be washed periodically by hosing with a garden hose and clear water, particularly in those areas not exposed directly to rain.
Is one season better than another to have my new siding installed?
Not really. You can have your James Hardie Fiber Cement siding installed in any season, as your schedule and budget allows. Regardless of when you have your new siding installed, you’ll enjoy the immediate benefits of improved appearance, as well as the long-term benefits of durability and easy maintenance.
How do I choose a reputable contractor?
First and foremost, make an informed decision. Require references, and look at their previous work. Word-of-mouth recommendations from neighbors or friends who have recently re-sided their houses are an excellent start. You can also download our “Contractor’s Standards Guide” here on our site.
What should I look for in a siding warranty?
There are two basic types of coverage that you should ask your contractor about: coverage against manufacturing defects in the materials and coverage against workmanship errors. **Contract Exteriors offers an unheard of 10 year Labor Warranty.
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