One of the biggest home improvement projects you can undertake is replacing the siding on your home. And when we say "biggest," we mean biggest for a lot of reasons. It's true that a siding replacement project comes with one of the biggest price tags. But it's also true that new siding can make the biggest improvement to curb appeal (and to resale value). Not to mention, it’s the biggest barrier protecting your home from the elements.
So it stands to reason that when making an investment this big, you'll do a lot of research on the right way to do it. And the most important decision you'll have to make is, who do you trust to do it right? It's not as simple a decision as it sounds. There are a lot of factors to consider.
But let us give you 9 reasons why you should go with a James Hardie product, and why you should make sure the contractor you choose is a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor.
James Hardie has been in business for over 140 years. Their fiber cement siding products are the top-rated siding material since the 1980s. Over 8 million homes in America have James Hardie siding, making them the most trusted siding manufacturer in the country.
The reason over 8 million homeowners have trusted James Hardie to protect their homes is because of its proven track record. They’ve earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal, and experts at Remodeling Magazine agree, consistently ranking James Hardie as the most dependable siding material on the market.
Additionally, a proper installation is the key to guaranteeing this performance. James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors have the knowledge and expertise to install siding that will last. Furthermore, the team here at Thompon’s Home Improvement installed James Hardie siding on over 2,000 homes in the Omaha area. We are so proud to offer this product to homeowners like you.
The history of reliability and proven performance means that homes with James Hardie siding retain their value better than homes with any other siding material. James Hardie is rated #1 in ROI for over a decade, and real estate agents agree that homes with James Hardie siding sell faster.
In addition to the great resale value, having James Hardie can also save you money while you’re still in your home. Most Hardie products are rated as "masonry", qualifying many homeowners for discounts on their insurance premiums.
Unlike wood, which needs repainting every 7 years to maintain a high-quality look, James Hardie siding only needs painting if you decide to change the color.
And cleaning your James Hardie siding is a breeze. A general rinse with the garden hose 2-3 times per year will typically take care of any cleaning needs, depending on how dusty things get in your area.
We hear it after almost every project: "Wow, I just love the way my house looks!" And when it’s installed correctly, you can feel confident knowing that it's going to look this good for years to come.
James Hardie siding is the go-to material for historic remodelers, luxury custom home builders, and savvy homeowners. It comes in a variety of textures and colors, and thanks to their ColorPlus® Technology, it’s also fade- and stain-resistant.
James Hardie is at the forefront of sustainable building practices for years. Their products are made from sustainable raw materials, like cement, sand, cellulose, and water. They make efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, including sourcing 75% of materials locally and disposing of waste in environmentally responsible ways.
In fact, James Hardie Siding was named the greenest siding brand by Green Builder Magazine.
Extreme weather makes life challenging for homeowners. Materials that are not resistant to the extreme temperature and humidity changes we have here in Ohama will soon start deteriorating.
James Hardie’s HZ5 Siding is the perfect solution, as it’s designed with an advanced formula that resists both freezing cold winters and hot humid summers, ensuring your home stays protected from all angles of Mother Nature!
James Hardie siding possesses a unique composition: fiber cement. This combination of strong cement and wood fibers makes it among the toughest products on the market, able to stand up to high winds and extreme temperatures while also lasting for years longer than other materials.
It also gives your home a higher level of protection from pests and fire. James Hardie siding is engineered to repel woodpeckers, termites, and any other unwanted pest infestation. Similarly, it is non-combustible and fire-resistant for ultimate safety measures.
James Hardie provides a 30-year non-prorated warranty on all their siding products (which covers material and labor replacement costs), as well as a 15-year non-prorated labor and material warranty on their pre-finished paint.
This warranty is one of the best in the business. But it’s important to note that it’s contingent on the quality of the installation. Improperly installed products could render that warranty void. So be sure before you sign a contract that you’re working with a licensed contractor who’s is specially trained in the right installation techniques.
When you work with a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, like Thompson’s Home Improvement, there's no need for you to worry about your installation. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re backed by the manufacturer with warranty protection.