There are many things to think about when it comes to home remodeling, especially on the exterior that everyone who drives by will see. From windows and doors to siding and roofing, there are a lot of pros and cons to choosing the right Minnesota home improvement contractor for each type of project.
One product that is especially true with is something that takes up the largest area on the outside of a home and the thing people tend to notice first – the siding.
Perhaps you’re considering having fiber cement siding from The James Hardie Company put on your home this year. This siding – often referred to as ‘Hardie Board’ is a high-quality, durable siding that’s a great siding option for homes in the Minneapolis area. But choosing your siding material is just the first step. Now, who is going to install it?
When you’re looking at having Hardie Board installed on your home, you should consider hiring a company that is part of the Hardie Preferred Contractor Network – here at Window Outfitters, we are!
First of all, if you’re thinking about doing it yourself, we’d like you to think about it a little longer. Unless you are a professional siding contractor, you probably don’t have the tools or expertise to do it properly. That’s especially true with Hardie fiber cement siding, because the installation methods and tools are a bit different than what’s used with other siding products. Always make sure that you call on a licensed professional Minnesota siding company for Hardie Board installation. And what’s even more important, that company should have experience and installation know-how specific to Hardie siding. That’s where the Preferred Contractor Network designation is helpful, because it’s your assurance that the siding contractor has been approved and recommended by the manufacturer.
Here are some reasons why you should trust someone certified by The James Hardie Company to install the siding.
- The siding is installed correctly – Not only is the siding installed correctly so that moisture does not get into it and it performs perfectly, but it is also done so safely. A professional obtains permits and knows that the siding should adhere to the rules and regulations for the area.
- You get a warranty – When you try to do the siding yourself, you void the warranty that comes with the siding. When you hire a contractor to do the job, the warranty that comes with the siding lasts for 30 or more years.
- You get ALL the benefits that come with it – When siding is professionally installed, you get all of the benefits that come with it. This is always a great thing to have, especially when you have properly working siding that is protecting your home overall.
Don’t try to DIY your own siding, especially with fiber cement siding. It’s better to work with Minnesota siding professionals who have years of experience doing the siding on Minnesota homes. Here at Window Outfitters, we are part of the Hardie Preferred Contractor network and we have many Hardie fiber cement siding options to choose from. We get the job done so your home can stay protected.