Investing in James Hardie siding is a smart choice for homeowners who prioritize durability, aesthetics, and long-term value. To provide you with additional peace of mind, James Hardie offers a comprehensive warranty. This page outlines the key features and benefits of the James Hardie warranty, ensuring that your investment is protected for years to come.
Understanding the James Hardie Warranty:
Limited Product Warranty:
James Hardie’s Limited Product Warranty covers its siding products against defects in material and manufacturing for a specified period. This warranty reflects the company’s confidence in the quality of its products.
ColorPlus® Technology Warranty:
For homeowners who choose ColorPlus® Technology for their James Hardie siding, an additional warranty specifically covers the factory-applied finish. This ensures that the vibrant colors remain fade-resistant and visually appealing over the years.
The James Hardie warranty is transferable, providing added value if you decide to sell your home. This feature can enhance the resale value of your property and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
Professional Installation Warranty:
To qualify for the warranty, James Hardie products must be installed by a licensed and authorized James Hardie contractor. This emphasizes the importance of professional installation, ensuring that the products perform as intended.
The wet, humid climate of the Pacific NW can test the limits of your home exterior, but not with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding.
James Hardie siding is the perfect siding for Pacific NW homes and is durable enough to withstand the weather and climate for years to come.
We recommend James Hardie siding to our clients because it is:
James Hardie siding requires little to no maintenance and is way more cost-effective than other siding options like Cedar.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, natural-looking exterior and long-lasting investment, you can’t go wrong with James Hardie siding.
We comply with James Hardie Installation Best Practices and maintain a satisfactory credit report so we can provide all of our customers with a 30-year non-prorated warranty on James Hardie siding.
With Elite Home Exteriors NW, you can expect a professional James Hardie siding installation or replacement with a satisfaction guarantee.
Call us today to schedule a free estimate for your James Hardie siding installation or replacement.
If you want to improve your home’s exterior by replacing its siding, you have probably done your research to compare the different types, including:
You’ve noticed that James Hardie siding comes at a higher price point than some of the other kinds, but you also keep seeing mentions of the James Hardie Plank Siding Warranty.
So what exactly does this warranty cover? And is it worth the extra cost of the siding?
By the time you finish this guide, we think you’ll agree that it’s worth every penny. Keep reading to find out all the details of this fantastic warranty — including its length, what is and isn’t covered, and how to file a claim.
One reason James Hardie fiber cement siding is such a good investment is the generous length of its warranty.
The Hardie Board warranty is 30 years for the following products:
The warranty is 15 years for HardieTrim® boards.
For other products such as …
… the warranty is 10 years.
These are non-prorated, limited product warranties that begin at the time of installation. Product defects for each piece are covered under their own warranty.
And if you sell your house before the Hardie Plank warranty has expired, you may transfer it to the next homeowner!
The James Hardie cement siding warranty covers damage from:
In the case of defective material or manufacturing, the James Hardie company will:
The James Hardie company determines reimbursement costs on a case-by-case basis.
The Hardie Board siding warranty shows that the company stands by its product. But there are certain things the warranty does not cover, and you need to be well-versed in these circumstances before making the investment.
James Hardie fiber cement siding is a quality product that should only be installed by highly trained companies. If the siding isn’t put up properly, the Hardie Board siding warranty is nullified.
You can confidently choose Elite Home Exteriors NW to do this job, as we are a certified James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. That means we comply with James Hardie Installation Best Practices — all products will be installed properly for ultimate performance.
And on top of all that, we offer our own Lifetime Workmanship Warranty.
The product is shipped from the James Hardie company exactly as it is meant to be installed and used.
Therefore, any change to the product by the installer or homeowner will void the warranty.
You may not file a claim on your James Hardie fiber cement siding warranty if you:
If the home where James Hardie siding is applied has problems — such as a poor foundation — the warranty may not be used.
Even if your foundation is good, the natural movement of the earth causes your home to continuously shift over time.
Shifts in the structure of the building or incorrect structural design may cause damage such as gaps where water and pests can intrude, but this is not the fault of the siding company and thus cannot be claimed under warranty.
Acts of God include, but are not limited to:
If any of these events cause damage to your James Hardie siding, it is not covered under the warranty.
If a different company or any other third party applies …
… to your siding and efflorescence, peeling, or any other performance problems occur as a result, the warranty is void.
The James Hardie siding warranty does not cover the growth of …
… on the surface of the product. This includes both exposed and unexposed surfaces.
Hardie Board is durable and easy to care for. It can usually be cleaned by a quick douse with a garden hose once or twice a year. Every once in a while you may also need a mild soap or a mildew-specific cleaner to get the job done.
But if you ignore this maintenance of your siding or fail to inspect it regularly for any possible issues, the warranty will not cover damage that occurs as a result.
If your siding sustains damage that is covered under the Hardie Board warranty, filing a claim only takes a few steps:
It will also be necessary to show that you have protected your remaining property while waiting for repairs or replacement to begin. Any expenses incurred during this process will be your responsibility and are not part of the James Hardie siding products warranty.
If you live in Clark County or the Portland metro area and would like James Hardie siding installed on your home, look no further than Elite Home Exteriors NW.
As part of the James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor Alliance, we have many years of experience installing concrete fiber siding the right way.
If you choose an installer who has not achieved this status, you may save a little money upfront — but you’ll lose out in the long run since your James Hardie siding warranty will not be honored under this condition.
We recommend James Hardie siding because it stands up well to the weather and climate of Pacific Northwest homes. And we stand behind our installations with a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty.
Contact us today for a free estimate.