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James Hardie® Siding Warranty

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Curious about the James Hardie Siding Warranty? Below is all the information you need to better understand the Hardie Products.

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    James Hardie Warranty - Unparalleled Protection for Your Investment

    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.

    Transferable Warranty:

    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.

    Why Elite Home Exteriors NW Recommends James Hardie Siding!

    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:

    • #1 Rated Durability
    • Rot-resistant
    • Fire-resistant
    • Insect-resistant
    • Uncompromising Performance
    • Elegant Aesthetics 

    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.

    Elite Home Exteriors NW is a Certified Preferred James Hardie Installer And Contractor

    Elite Home Exteriors NW proudly serves the Portland and Vancouver areas as a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. 

    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.

    See what homeowners are saying about our work!

    Colleen Hass
    Colleen Hass
    Choose this company for you siding, you won't be sorry! The owner Ian, is far and above best contractor I have ever worked with. Excels at communication, follow up and explains everything in a friendly non-pressure way. I interviewed three other contractors, before settling on Elite. I knew I would be in good hands for this huge investment with Ian as he was genuine and sincere about providing the best result. Both the siding and the paint crew are top notch professionals, with a great work ethic and attention to detail, they are Hardie trained so you can be sure the installation was done to the highest standard and it shows! We went from ugly worn out 20 year vinyl to James Hardie siding, and the difference astounding, very very happy with what feels like a new house now.
    Colton O’Neill
    Colton O’Neill
    Ian is extremely knowledgeable at his craft. He was so patient with all of our questions and concerns. We felt so comfortable from the moment we met him. We met with a few other companies to do our due diligence but Ian was the clear choice.
    Adam Tuck
    Adam Tuck
    My home has a fairly complex exterior, and we were looking to re-side the home as we were dealing with constant issues of water intrusion. I was searching the greater Portland/Vancouver area for Siding Contractors for Hardie Siding, as we really just wanted something that would hold up against the elements and protect us in the case of any nearby fires (we’re close to some woods). After meeting Ian from Elite Home Exteriors, we decided to go with him and we couldn’t have been happier that we decided to go with him as out Siding Contractor. We had additional problems from the water damage too, and the folks he recommended were also top notch. Ian and team are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Siding Contractor, which means basically that he’s passed the highest certification for installing James Hardie siding products. I would work with him again, but based on his fit and finish, I probably won’t need to! Thanks Ian!
    D Gray (DGray)
    D Gray (DGray)
    Working with Ian and his company was an absolute pleasure. I currently own 2 homes and have had 3 previous houses, so I’ve had experience with many contractors over the last 20 years and most are not good. My husband and I had a water intrusion issue (undisclosed to us during a house purchase) that we subsequently discovered for ourselves 6 months later in the rainy season. After meeting with many contactors to figure out how to execute the repair, we decided that their prices were outrageous even for just a patch job and we decided to do the right thing and replace all the wood siding with Hardie plank. My husband found Ian online, and we met with him. He is excellent at communication, through emails/text and/or phone calls. He was always pleasant to meet with and didn’t talk to me as if I was a dumb homeowner, which happens quite a bit in this industry. He was happy to answer all my questions and work with us on a documented design for adding architectural details so there was no questions on how the job would look. He and his crew were always punctual and professional. They finished the job ahead of schedule and did everything promised. Honestly, the water intrusion situation was very stressful, but Ian made it a pleasure to get resolved. I am so happy that we went with him and have had excellent results. My high-strung HOA was even happy about his work and gave us a compliment. I wholeheartedly recommend him, and I would be happy to talk to anyone wanting a reference about our pleasant experience. It isn’t every day that such a huge job is completed with such ease and professionalism. I 100% recommend working with Ian and Elite Home Exteriors NW – you won’t be disappointed!
    roxanne sutton
    roxanne sutton
    The South wall of the house had rot and cut siding from a previous connected wood deck. Ian was a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional from start to finish. He answered detailed questions, gave me several options to fit within my budget. Ian communicated with me throughout the process, and was accommodating when I requested more detail, or a change during planning phase. His crew shows up on schedule, were friendly and courteous of my property, and cleaned up thoroughly before leaving. The job was completed quickly and within budget. The new siding and paint is an asset to this house and exceeds my expectations. I enjoyed working with Ian, and would recommend Elite Home Exteriors NW to anyone considering a siding update for their home.
    Justin Acciavatti
    Justin Acciavatti
    Glad I hired Ian and his team to replace siding on the south-facing side of my house. Communication with Ian throughout project was as good as any contractor I've worked with. The work was done well, went smoothly, just what you want. Also glad to see them not show up in expensive vehicle wrapped graphics, etc that the customer pays for. I'll have more siding to do on my house and will hire them again.
    Lori Clark
    Lori Clark
    Great communication by the company. The workers are skilled, arrived on time, and they are very friendly. We love the work they did on our house. The new siding makes our older home look like a new house!
    Keith Belshaw
    Keith Belshaw
    I chose to contract the team at Elite Home Exteriors NW to replace my siding as they had a fair price and provided a detail guide of materials, process and standards. They exceeded my expectations by finishing work early, were quick to communicate, did a fantastic job of replacing the siding and the team that did the install were friendly and helpful. I would solidly recommend Elite Home Exteriors!
    Brendan Greenen
    Brendan Greenen
    Elite Home Exteriors NW did an outstanding job on re-siding our home. From the initial survey and quote, to scheduling and completing the work, they were extremely transparent, communicative and professional! Very happy with our new siding and paint for our home!
    Kosal Sam
    Kosal Sam
    Ian and his team done a fantastic job. We resided our home with new siding and exterior paint. We are very happy of the outcome of their work. They did a great job!

    Get a Free Estimate on Your Siding Replacement today!

      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.

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      How Long Is the James Hardie Siding Warranty?

      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!

      What Does the James Hardie Siding Warranty Cover?

      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.

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      8 Things NOT Covered Under the James Hardie Siding Warranty

      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.

      #1: Improper Installation

      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.

      #2: Modification to the Original Product

      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.

      #3: Neglect or Abuse

      You may not file a claim on your James Hardie fiber cement siding warranty if you:

      #4: Settlement, Structural Movement, or Poor Structural Design

      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.


      #5: Acts of God

      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.

      #6: Damage to Third-Party Applications

      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.

      #7: Growth of Mold, Etc.

      The James Hardie siding warranty does not cover the growth of … 

      … on the surface of the product. This includes both exposed and unexposed surfaces.

      #8: Lack of Proper Maintenance

      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.


      How to File a James Hardie Siding Products Warranty Claim

      If your siding sustains damage that is covered under the Hardie Board warranty, filing a claim only takes a few steps:

      1. Give the James Hardie company written notice within 30 days of discovering any claimed defect covered by the warranty.
      2. Prove that your siding was installed according to the company’s requirements and that it complies with all applicable government building codes.
      3. Show proof of purchase that you are the person who holds the warranty.

      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.

      Elite Home Exteriors: Your James Hardie ELITE Preferred Contractor for Clark County & Portland Metro

      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.