Hardie Siding Installation and Repair
Your home’s siding is exposed to Vancouver’s unpredictable and often wet weather all year around. And our weather leads to trouble for your siding.
That’s why I recommend that you install James Hardie siding on your home. This product is engineered to stand up beautifully to nearly anything mother nature can throw at it.
Be Ready For Anything … no, really. Anything
Did you know Hardie Siding is tested to endure some of mother nature’s worst-case scenarios? Hurricanes, UV rays, … snowstorms. But it’s not only because of extreme weather that I recommend Hardie Siding: it’s the toll of day-to-day wear and tear causes on other kinds of siding, such as Vinyl siding — which can crack in the cold — and wood siding — which expands and contracts when moisture and humidity change.
Only James Hardie products are engineered for Vancouver’s constant weather changes.
Siding for Every Home
James Hardie siding was created after their RnD dept. had studied the long-term effects different climates have on a homes siding. This is why I’m confident in their product for our homes in our Region — be it Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission or Surrey.
They engineered their siding to be resistant to water, freezing, changes in humidity, temperature, blistering heat … you get the idea.
Amazing Return on your Investment
Outfitting your home with fiber cement is one of the smartest investments you can make — especially when your fiber cement siding is designed by the industry’s leader.
Want more information about Hardie Siding? Then take look at this:
Hardie Siding has been around for over 30 years.
Your return on re-siding your house with Hardie fiber cement is 25 percent higher than that if you were to add a bathroom.
In the last 30 years, James Hardie has invested over 100MM into research and development of their fiber cement.
12 Reasons You Want Hardie Siding:
- comes with a 30-year product warranty
- Rot Resistant
- Impervious to termites
- Resistant to warping and shrinking
- Will not melt
- Highly durable
- Weather Resistant
- Real wood grain look and feel
- Easily painted
- Post-purchase Satisfaction
- Backed by Good Housekeeping Seal
Hardie Siding vs Vinyl siding
Outside of appearance, James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl siding. This allows much deeper grooves and an authentic, wood-grain effect. The result is a much more elegant look which plastic vinyl looks like.
And then there’s function.
James Hardie Siding is noncombustible, whereas Vinyl quickly melts if your home were ever to catch fire — it can even melt when Low E-glass windows reflect the sun onto it.
James Hardie products are also more durable than Vinyl. They better resist warping, sagging and melting when compared to plastic vinyl.
Hardie Siding vs. Wood
Hardie siding is less expensive than wood and won’t be eaten by animals or insects, like termites. It also better resists water absorption even when the manufacturer’s recommended protections are followed.
And where there’s water absorption, there’s often mold. Unlike wood, Hardie Siding won’t mold.
Wood splits and cracks over time while James Hardie siding keeps its shape for a much longer. This means less maintenance to worry about year after year.
Hardie Siding vs. OSB (Orientated Strand Board)
OSB is also known as wood composite or engineered wood siding, and it is susceptible to rotting from water damage because of how it is made: wood strands that are bonded together under heat and pressure with a resin.
Moreover, the bottom edges of OSB often expand and split over time when the weather goes from wet to freezing cold — as it often does throughout the Lower Mainland, like North Vancouver, Mission and Langley.
Hardie’s Fiber cement is specifically engineered to better resist the damage that happens from moisture, humidity, freezing temperatures, pests and fire — all of which are massive threats to wood-based siding products.
Over the years we’ve installed every kind of siding available — we’ve seen it all. When it comes down to it, we recommend James Hardie Siding.