James Hardie Siding Over Wood Siding
Is it time to update your home exterior siding? Maybe your old siding is chipping, peeling or just plain outdated. Many homeowners on Long Island who are looking to update their home exterior often choose wood siding for its traditional American look and old school appeal.
Many customers will ask contractors about which siding would be best for their home. Some of the less reputable contractors may suggest wood siding, claiming it will give your home a more natural, organic look. What they don’t tell you is that wood is the most expensive form of siding on the market and they’re looking to make a quick buck. Furthermore, the installers know you’ll be calling them back again every 3-5 years for maintenance.
Wood siding is a breeding home for pests like termites, ants, and woodpeckers. If decide on a wood siding on your home prepare for a high maintenance project where you’ll have to fix frequent rotting and deterioration over time. When you choose wood siding, you’re surrounding your house with the same material you would use to start a campfire! Do you really trust wood siding to protect your family in the event of a fire?
At Good Guys Contracting, we have over 20 years experience in installing siding. We use James Hardie fiber cement based siding for one simple reason; It is far superior to any other siding on the market.
James Hardie vs Wood Siding on Long Island
Along with being the more affordable option, our James Hardie products will last countless years with little maintenance and is designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions including 150mph hurricane winds. James Hardie Siding is also pest resistant, something that is beneficial to residents of Brooklyn and Long Island. Wood siding, while attractive is vulnerable to pests such as termites.
The James Hardie ColorPlus Technology has UV resistant properties and maintains its paint color and shine three to four times longer than wood siding due to its multicoated baked on finish.
The appeal of James Hardie goes further than skin deep though. Through the years of improving their product, James Hardie siding can protect your home. In the case of a fire, you can trust in James Hardie to withstand the damage, while wood will go up in flames. The fiber-based cement will not ignite and has a flame-spread index of 0.
All of these factors are enticing enough for someone needing siding in Brooklyn. But the icing on the cake is the fact that James Hardie has the highest ROI of anything you can add to your house according to Remodeling Magazine. Good Guys Contracting are also some of the most experienced James Hardie Siding contractors in Brooklyn and Long Island. This means if you live on Long Island or in Brooklyn you can have the best siding installed by the best contractors.