James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is truly an amazing exterior product. It is the most popular siding and will continue to be the leading exterior in the future. An issue we see a lot is siding that is installed wrong! There are many ways to void the James Hardie Warranty. James Hardie is on the 7th generation of fiber cement board. They have spent years in research and development on how to make their product even better.
In the picture to the right you can see the Hardie Plank is faced nailed with a headed nail. This will cause the siding boards to eventually crack. James Hardie states that if you must face nail, a finish nail is to be used.
Another common issue that many homeowners don’t know is James Hardie does NOT want the siding joints to be caulked. Instead install flashing plate under the joint to prevent water intruding. This also helps making your exterior low maintenance by not having to re-caulk the joints often.
Make sure your contractors you get an estimate from know how to install per James Hardie Code.
Warranty – Elite Home Exteriors NW includes a free Lifetime Labor Warranty with a Full Home or Full wall reside. We believe in quality craftsmanship by installing all products to Manufacturer Guidelines and state building code. We are Committed to Quality Rain or Shine!