SIDING & EXTERIOR TRIM INFORMATON

Indicators that you may need new Siding

  • Age (normal wear & tear)

  • Oxidizing, chipping, denting

  • Water intrusion into home

  • Missing panels

  • Heat warped

Material choices for Siding replacement (May be dictated by your HOA)

  • Vinyl (insulated or non-insulated)

  • Fiber cement (James Hardie)

  • PVC (panels simulate look of wood siding)

Vinyl Siding


Vinyl siding was first introduced to the exterior cladding market in the early 1960s and steadily grew in popularity over the next four decades because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. The product is manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that gives it impact resistance, rigidity and strength. Today, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across the United States and Canada. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics show since 1995 more homeowners side their homes with vinyl than with any other material. Vinyl siding is available in a broad palette of colors, profiles and architectural trim, which allows homeowners to choose a product that enhances and complements the beauty and style of their homes. The Benefits of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home For our region, vinyl siding replacement is among the top 10 remodeling projects in terms of return on investment. Time and time again, homeowners choose vinyl siding for its:

  • Value – Vinyl Siding has a lower installed cost than all other materials
  • Beauty – Technological enhancements in vinyl siding manufacturing processes have allowed for a large color palette, and wide variety of styles.
  • Durabilty – Vinyl siding naturally resists rot, rust, and fire, and can withstand extreme weather and wind. Vinyl siding’s color runs throughout, so scratches and marks are less visible than with other materials. Features like weep holes also mean that water won’t be trapped behind the siding, causing rot.
  • Ease of Maintenance – Vinyl Siding never needs to be painted. Vinyl siding is easily cleaned with a soft brush or rag and some soapy water.




James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding


James Hardie developed fiber cement products in the 1980’s in Australia. Fiber cement products have some excellent characteristics, and make them a great option for renewal of the exterior of your home, including:

  • Unlike wood siding, fiber cement siding does not crack, peel, rot, or need to be painted to maintain its structural integrity
  • Fiber cement is not combustible. Homeowners find that their homeowner’s insurance premiums are lower having a material on their house that cannot burn
  • 30 Year non-prorated warranty on siding products (15 year limited warranty on ColorPlus Technology finishes)
  • Received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
Product development has continued since, with James Hardie now offering:
  • Plank siding (HardiePlank®)
  • Vertical siding (HardiePanel®), which can be combined with batten boards to create a “Board-and-Batten” finish
  • Decorative siding panels that resemble cedar shingles (HardieShingle®)
  • Fiber cement vented and non-vented soffit (HardieSoffit®)
  • Decorative trim (HardieTrim® Boards and HardieTrim® Mouldings)
All products available in ColorPlus® Technology, in which colors are applied and baked onto the Hardie materials for long lasting adhesion and fade resistance.





Trim Replacement FAQ's

Indicators of need for new Trim

  • Rotted wood trim

  • Water intrusion into home

  • Indications of mold on trim (soffit)

  • Holes in trim from rodents / birds / insects

  • Gutters sagging due to warped / rotted fascia

Material choices for Trim replacement (May be dictated by your HOA)

  • Painted wood

  • PVC trim

  • Aluminum capped wood

Vinyl Siding


Vinyl siding was first introduced to the exterior cladding market in the early 1960s and steadily grew in popularity over the next four decades because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. The product is manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that gives it impact resistance, rigidity and strength. Today, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across the United States and Canada. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics show since 1995 more homeowners side their homes with vinyl than with any other material. Vinyl siding is available in a broad palette of colors, profiles and architectural trim, which allows homeowners to choose a product that enhances and complements the beauty and style of their homes. The Benefits of Using Vinyl Siding on Your Home For our region, vinyl siding replacement is among the top 10 remodeling projects in terms of return on investment. Time and time again, homeowners choose vinyl siding for its:

  • Value – Vinyl Siding has a lower installed cost than all other materials
  • Beauty – Technological enhancements in vinyl siding manufacturing processes have allowed for a large color palette, and wide variety of styles.
  • Durabilty – Vinyl siding naturally resists rot, rust, and fire, and can withstand extreme weather and wind. Vinyl siding’s color runs throughout, so scratches and marks are less visible than with other materials. Features like weep holes also mean that water won’t be trapped behind the siding, causing rot.
  • Ease of Maintenance – Vinyl Siding never needs to be painted. Vinyl siding is easily cleaned with a soft brush or rag and some soapy water.




James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding


James Hardie developed fiber cement products in the 1980’s in Australia. Fiber cement products have some excellent characteristics, and make them a great option for renewal of the exterior of your home, including:

  • Unlike wood siding, fiber cement siding does not crack, peel, rot, or need to be painted to maintain its structural integrity
  • Fiber cement is not combustible. Homeowners find that their homeowner’s insurance premiums are lower having a material on their house that cannot burn
  • 30 Year non-prorated warranty on siding products (15 year limited warranty on ColorPlus Technology finishes)
  • Received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
Product development has continued since, with James Hardie now offering:
  • Plank siding (HardiePlank®)
  • Vertical siding (HardiePanel®), which can be combined with batten boards to create a “Board-and-Batten” finish
  • Decorative siding panels that resemble cedar shingles (HardieShingle®)
  • Fiber cement vented and non-vented soffit (HardieSoffit®)
  • Decorative trim (HardieTrim® Boards and HardieTrim® Mouldings)
All products available in ColorPlus® Technology, in which colors are applied and baked onto the Hardie materials for long lasting adhesion and fade resistance.





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