There are many siding choices on the market today, from stone, brick and stucco to vinyl and even tile. Siding styles and options also vary from region to region around the country. However, none of those options top the design options, durability and ease of installation that James Hardie fiber cement siding offers.
This type of siding is one the most popular siding options among Long Island and Brooklyn homeowners, but there are homeowners who might still have some questions about fiber cement siding and who might wonder if it’s the right option for them.
Seven James Hardie Siding FAQs Answered
The siding experts at Good Guys Contracting, Long Island’s preferred James Hardie contractor and leading custom exterior remodeling company, have put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about James Hardie siding:
- What Is James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding? Fiber cement siding is one the most durable siding options homeowners can choose. In fact, since it received an updated, more eco-friendly formula in the 1980s that consists of 90 percent sand and cement, it made a resurgence in the late 1990s, particularly in the new-construction arena, to become the preferred siding choice among the best contractors and remodelers across the United States, such as Good Guys Contracting.
- How Long Does the Siding Last? James Hardie siding is built to last 30 years or more, which is why it has a 30-year, non-pro-rated warranty to back it up, plus a 15-year limited warranty on its ColorPlus Technology finish. It also features the Good Housekeeping Seal.
- What Are the Advantages of Fiber Cement Siding? There are several benefits of choosing fiber cement siding and trim from James Hardie. Because fiber cement is thicker than other siding products, it stands up to sun, sea air, high winds, heavy rain, hail and severe storms. Its Class A fire rating makes it non-combustible and preferred for renovation and new-build projects. Its composition keeps it from melting, warping, sagging, cracking and shrinking. It also protects against mold, mildew, insects and rotting.
- What Colors Are Available for Fiber Cement Siding? Can Fiber Cement Siding be Painted? Homeowners can choose to have their fiber cement siding installed and painted separately with a custom color of their choosing, since it comes factory-primed, sealed and ready. Homeowners can also choose from a selection of ColorPlus Technology hues that have been carefully curated by James Hardie’s color experts.
- What’s the Return on Investment (ROI) for Fiber Cement Siding? Homeowners will be pleased to know that the ROI is quite high. Installing upscale siding products from James Hardie will increase resale value, reduce insurance premiums because of its durability and longevity factors, and produce a 78 percent to 100 percent return on initial investment.
- What Kind of Siding and Trim Choices Does James Hardie Offer? The James Hardie product line includes HardiePlank® Lap Siding, HardieShingle® Siding, HardiePanel® Vertical Siding, HardieTrim® Boards and HardieSoffit® Pre-Cut Panels.
- What Is a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler? Being a preferred remodeler in the James Hardie Contractor Alliance Program means that the remodeler has been trained and is well-versed in installation, repair and replacement of all James Hardie fiber cement siding products. A James Hardie preferred remodeler, such as Good Guys Contracting, also adheres to the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. That’s why it makes sense to go with a James Hardie-certified remodeler such as Good Guys, which is proud of its preferred remodeler status. Good Guys Contracting also adheres to its own code of ethics and a James Hardie Siding and Trim Quality Checklist to further ensure all of its homeowners are receiving the company’s best possible work.
To learn more about James Hardie fiber cement siding, simply contact Good Guys Contracting. Their friendly siding experts will gladly talk you through the installation process, as well as answer any and all additional questions you might have. Please ask about your free quote today!
Sources: HouseLogic.com, National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Remodeling Report, HomeRenovations.about.com, Remodeling Magazine and jameshardie.com