In siding replacement, choosing the material is perhaps the biggest decision you have to make. Your pick will help determine how your home will look from the street and how it will defend against the elements. To select the best option on the market, Pritchett Bros suggests looking for these qualities:
Remarkable Weather Resistance
In any exterior home improvement project, withstanding the effects of Nature must always be top of mind. All siding materials are durable to some extent, but longevity is key. The ability to resist the effects of the elements and last for a long time is what separates the toughest materials from average ones.
Any material that resists fire is worth the investment. Most products will go up in flames and sustain damage in a few minutes. When you’re serious about home safety, you don’t cover your home with siding panels that burn or melt.
Almost all siding products look great when new. However, it’s only a matter of time before ultraviolet (UV) radiation, mold and moisture start to affect the appearance, not to the mention the structural integrity, of lesser materials. If the siding has to be painted periodically, it’s a sign that it doesn’t age gracefully.
Some materials are designed to repel moisture, stand up to heat and resist mold growth. Investing your money on a low-maintenance siding system can save you thousands of dollars on repairs over the course of its life span.
Weak warranty coverage is always a deal-breaker. Without a stellar product guarantee, you won’t have dependable assurances against defects for decades.
At Pritchett Bros, James Hardie® fiber cement siding is one of the few products we trust. Its HardiePlank® lap siding is the only siding product that earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal, which is why its quality is unquestionable. Available in a huge array of thick, durable and fade-resistant ColorPlus® Technology finishes, James Hardie products can complement any roofing materials, gutters, doors and windows.
Is fiber cement the right siding material for your home? Call us at (812) 275-3185 today to schedule your consultation in Bloomington, IN, and tell us about your needs.