Are you frustrated at the state of your home’s exterior? It is challenging to love coming home when the siding on your home is deteriorating. Because your siding protects your home from damage and adds beautiful curb appeal, it is worth the effort to keep your siding in great shape.
At JD Hostetter, we understand that your home is one of your most significant investments. When it comes time to replace or renovate your siding, we know you want to choose a reputable, long-lasting brand that will make you proud of your home for years to come. As an Elite Preferred James Hardie® Contractor, we believe James Hardie is the best in the business for beautiful, durable siding that you will love to come home to.
Pros of James Hardie Siding
James Hardie siding is popular among Indianapolis contractors and homeowners alike for its longevity, beautiful appearance, and award-winning quality. With one of the best warranties in the industry, James Hardie will provide you with peace of mind about your siding installation.
Here are a few of the many benefits James Hardie siding provides for your home:
James Hardie siding is Engineered for Climate® and built to withstand the temperatures and extreme weather conditions specific to the Indianapolis area. James Hardie siding withstands heavy rain, high winds, snow, fire, and hail.
Unlike wood siding, James Hardie fiber cement siding does not retain moisture, so the siding does not swell, rot, or warp over time. You can be confident that your James Hardie siding can stand the test of time.
James Hardie offers dozens of versatile colors and styles that mimic the look of wood, brick, or stone to provide the ideal look for your home. HardiePlank® lap siding, James Hardie’s most popular siding option, is available in six styles: Select Cedarmill©, Beaded Cedarmill©, Smooth, Beaded Smooth, Colonial Roughsawn®, and Colonial Smooth®. James Hardie offers these styles in hundreds of colors with Hardie’s baked-on ColorPlus® Technology, a finish that resists peeling, chipping, and cracking to preserve the beautiful, vibrant shade of your siding.
James Hardie believes in the quality and longevity of its siding and offers homeowners one of the best warranties in the home construction industry — a 30-year non-prorated, transferable, limited warranty.
James Hardie also offers a 15-year warranty for ColorPlus Technology and all trim products. These excellent warranties allow you to have complete confidence in your James Hardie siding installation.
Cons of James Hardie Siding
Despite its many excellent advantages, James Hardie siding does provide homeowners with a few minor disadvantages:
Installation and Labor Costs
The installation process for fiber cement siding is longer and more expensive than the vinyl siding installation process. James Hardie fiber cement siding is heavy and requires specialized installation and an increased amount of labor.
Even though the initial installation cost is more expensive than vinyl siding, you can be confident that your James Hardie fiber cement siding will provide your home with desired curb appeal and an excellent return on investment.
Despite the 15-year warranty for ColorPlus Technology, you will eventually have to pay to re-paint your James Hardie siding. Though this may appear as a disadvantage, future maintenance costs are a necessary factor to consider with all siding installations.
Job Cost Factors for James Hardie Siding
Aside from the cost of materials and cost of labor, there are several other cost factors to think about as you consider a James Hardie siding installation.
The location you live in impacts the cost of your siding installation. High-income areas cost more, and some areas cost less due to the location of the materials facility.
Moderate temperatures are ideal for a siding installation. Avoid scheduling your siding installation during the extreme heat of summer or cold of winter if you can.
The size of your home impacts the cost of your project. The larger your home is, the more you have to pay for your siding installation.
The addition of optional features, colors, and siding styles can ultimately impact the overall installation cost. More decorative siding projects cost more than simple siding installations.
Certain circumstances impact the cost of your siding installation, including strenuous home designs and challenging requests.
If you have questions about the cost factors specific to your siding project, contact us to get a free estimate for your James Hardie siding installation.
JD Hostetter & Associates: Your Elite Preferred James Hardie Siding Contractor
We realize that your siding installation is a significant investment that you want to feel confident about. That’s why we are committed to providing the best to our customers with James Hardie, America’s #1 siding brand. James Hardie siding provides customers with award-winning quality, extreme durability, a customizable appearance, and an unbeatable warranty.
At JD Hostetter, our Elite Preferred James Hardie siding contractors take pride in completing your siding project with excellent, trustworthy service so that you can enjoy the full benefits of your James Hardie warranty.
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