There are few experiences more frustrating than investing time and money in the selection of the best products to safeguard and beautify your home, only to be disappointed with the results once those products have been installed. This is particularly true when it comes to house siding. If you’ve done your research and decided that James Hardie fiber cement siding is the ideal choice for your home, you’re making a smart move. But it’s not enough.
To ensure that your beautiful Hardie siding looks and performs as advertised, you’ll need to also check the credentials of the siding contractor who will install it. After all, slipshod installation practices can lead to siding panels that come loose, which can allow moisture and insects to creep in past the siding and cause potentially expensive damage.
Fortunately, James Hardie makes it easy for homeowners to locate siding contractors that are certified for their product knowledge and installation expertise.
Look for a James Hardie Preferred Contractor
The James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ program is designed to help homeowners find a highly qualified contractor to take on their siding replacement project. Contractors who qualify for the Hardie Preferred Contractor designation must demonstrate their adherence to the manufacturer’s installation specifications, as well as a thorough knowledge of the various components that go into a siding replacement project. These include the fiber cement panels, shingles, or shakes; Hardie trim options; insulation and house wrap; and more. It’s important for Hardie contractors to have a thorough knowledge of these products so they can guide customers through the selection process toward the exact results they have in mind. Additionally, James Hardie Preferred Contractors must maintain customer recommendation rates of 90% or higher, as measured through GuildQuality surveys, to keep their designation.
Johnson County Siding & Window Co. is a longtime siding installer and James Hardie Preferred Contractor in the Kansas City metro area. In addition to exceeding the program’s requirements year after year, we also offer consultations with our in-house designer and access to specialized software to help homeowners see how different Hardie products will look on their home before they buy.
If you’d like to learn more about our credentials, awards, Hardie siding, or our other exterior remodeling services, contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today.