There are many exterior home improvements you can make this spring that vary from no-cost DIY, spring-cleaning and organizational projects to more expensive modifications that are seen as investments that will increase the overall value of your home in the long run.
However, remodeling and real estate experts agree there is no better long-term investment or change that you can make in or to your home than upgrading to fiber cement siding – especially when it’s skillfully and effortlessly installed by a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler such as Good Guys Contracting, Long Island’s number-one James Hardie contractor and leading custom exterior remodeling company.
Why Upgrade to Fiber Cement Siding This Spring?
In fact, experts say that residing your home continues to be considered to be the one home improvement that consistently fetches anywhere from 77 percent to 100 percent return on investment (ROI). This has held true for the past 10 years, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost versus Value Report. Geographically speaking, this has also held true for homeowners on Long Island, in Brooklyn and across the country, according to the same report.
In addition, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Remodeling Report, homeowners who chose to reside their houses with higher-quality fiber cement siding reaped the benefits of the aforementioned higher ROI, as well as realized increased resale and property values.
James Hardie Fiber Cement versus Other Siding
Beyond the ROI benefits of choosing James Hardie siding, there are other reasons so many homeowners have resided their homes with fiber cement versus other types of siding, such as vinyl, wood, stucco, stone and brick.
For instance, thanks to James Hardie’s wide selection of ColorPlus Technology siding shades, the design possibilities are limitless. Homeowners can simply choose one of the already expertly curated colors or can choose a custom paint color that can be easily applied to the siding after it’s installed by a locally based James Hardie-certified remodeler such as Good Guys Contracting.
Fiber cement siding is also thicker than other siding choices, which makes it more durable and better able to stand up to all types of harsh weather conditions, including sun, hot summer heat, frigid winter temperatures, blizzards, Nor’easters and high winds.
James Hardie siding consists of 90 percent sand and cement, making it resistant to warping, sagging, cracking, shrinking, mold and mildew. Its non-combustible composition has also earned the siding a Class A fire rating.
A manufacturer-backed, 30-year, non-pro-rated warranty on the entire James Hardie product line – including HardiePlank® Lap Siding, HardieShingle® Siding, HardiePanel® Vertical Siding, HardieTrim® Boards and HardieSoffit® Pre-Cut Panels – a 15-year limited warranty on its ColorPlus Technology finish and the Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute serve as further proof that upgrading to fiber cement siding from James Hardie this spring is the smart choice.
How to Make the Switch to Fiber Cement Siding
So if you want to make the switch to fiber cement this spring – especially if your current siding is showing signs of wear and tear such as loose boards, moisture build-up, warped or rotten pieces or sections, fading or discoloration, or dry rot, or your home has become drafty and your home heating bills are on the rise because of problems with your siding – then contact Good Guys Contracting today.
Their siding experts can discuss all of the high-performance fiber cement siding products they offer, walk you through the installation process, advise you about which James Hardie materials to choose for your home and answer any questions you might have. Don’t forget to ask about your free quote!
Sources: National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Remodeling Report and Remodeling Magazine’s Cost versus Value Report.