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Hardie Board FAQs

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Here at Bak Brothers, we’re proud to install James Hardie Board siding. This fiber cement siding option is popular with our customers and for good reason! Read through this list of frequently asked questions to help you decide if James Hardie Board siding could be the right choice for your home.

HOW LONG DOES HARDIE BOARD SIDING LAST?

James Hardie Board siding proudly boasts unmatched durability. In fact, it can last up to 50 years! What makes this fiber cement material so durable? Well, it’s specifically engineered to withstand weather extremes and it’s resistant to termites, pests, water damage, and fires.

WILL THE SIDING HOLD UP IN OUR ILLINOIS CLIMATE?

Yes! All James Hardie siding products are built to last through climate extremes. Our wind, snow, ice, rain, and heat in Illinois are no match for Hardie Board’s durability.

WHAT IS HARDIE BOARD SIDING MATERIAL MADE FROM?

Fiber cement siding is made from a combination of Portland cement, water, sand, and cellulose fibers. This unique blend of ingredients results in a long-lasting, high-quality siding material that looks great for years.

HOW DOES THE COST OF HARDIE BOARD SIDING COMPARE TO OTHER MATERIALS?

Hardie Board siding is less expensive than most brick, stucco, and wood siding options. Traditionally, Hardie Board fiber cement siding has been more expensive than vinyl siding. However, over the past year or so, vinyl siding prices have increased. As a result, Hardie Board siding is now a bit more comparable than it had been in the past.

Bak Brothers proudly offers financing options to our customers, so you can schedule your project for the right price.

HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE DOES HARDIE BOARD SIDING REQUIRE?

Unlike wood siding, which requires frequent painting and/or staining, James Hardie siding requires very little maintenance. To keep it in tip-top shape, all you need to do is use a garden hose and a soft brush to rinse and wipe it down once or twice a year.

HOW LONG DOES THE COLOR LAST ON HARDIE BOARD SIDING?

James Hardie siding comes with a baked-on color option that doesn’t fade, even after years of sun exposure. This vibrant siding comes in a variety of different color options so you can choose something that perfectly matches your design aesthetic.

WHAT KIND OF WARRANTY DOES JAMES HARDIE OFFER?

James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty, so you can have peace of mind once your new siding is installed. Beyond that, their trim products come with a 15-year, non-prorated warranty.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A JAMES HARDIE ELITE PREFERRED CONTRACTOR?

Bak Brothers is proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, which is only awarded to contractors who go through rigorous training. This designation also means that we continue to meet the high standards that James Hardie sets for their products. When you hire Bak Brothers for your James Hardie siding installation project, you’ll know that you’ve got the most qualified team for the job.

HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S TIME TO SCHEDULE A HARDIE BOARD SIDING REPLACEMENT?

If your current siding is showing signs of cracking, peeling, warping, or blistering, then it’s a sign that it’s time for a replacement. You should also inspect your home’s exterior for signs of damage from pests, weather, or water. If you notice anything that looks damaged or out of place, schedule a consultation with our team as soon as possible.

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