If you’re not happy with the overall look of your home exterior, it may be time to get replacement siding. New siding gives your home a fresh look, boosting its resale value and adding to your home’s insulation. Look for a durable, attractive, siding replacement product that will outlast the Richmond, Virginia weather.
At Dependable Home Services, we understand the frustration of being unsatisfied with the look of your home exterior. And faulty siding can become costly if it’s not repaired or replaced. We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners transform the look of their home with new siding. Our skilled team of experts give great attention to detail when installing our outstanding siding materials into homes.
Why homeowners choose James Hardie siding products
James Hardie® siding is America’s favorite siding product, and for good reason.
- Beautiful—Increase your home’s look and resale value
- Insect resistant—Unappealing to insects, termites, woodpeckers, and the damage they cause
- High performing—Long-lasting even in extreme cold, heat, wind, rain, and more
- Non-combustible—Fire and heat resistant, won’t contribute to a fire
- Personalized—Customized to complement your home, and match your style preferences
- Durable—Made of long-lasting fiber cement, and known for being super-strong
- Precise installation—Installation by a James Hardie trained siding contractor
- ColorPlus Technology— A beautiful selection of James Hardie colors to choose from
- Home Visualizer tool—Take a peek at the color and siding style you’re considering (before purchasing it) with this valuable online tool
- Warranty—The best in the industry—it actually spans decades when siding is installed by a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor
Horizontal vs. Vertical siding replacement
When deciding on what style of siding you prefer for your home, consider the features of horizontal and vertical siding.
Horizontal siding gives homes a classic look, and never goes out of style. It is the least expensive option because it’s easy to install, and it’s the traditional siding type most homeowners choose. Because it’s beautifully timeless, and less expensive than vertical siding, horizontal siding is an attractive option for most homeowners. James Hardie horizontal siding is low maintenance; simply clean it with a garden hose and a soft brush twice a year. Although water can pool more easily in horizontal siding (because moisture can build up on the plank edges), with the tough makeup of fiber cement, it should not present a problem. HardiePlank® is more resistant to moisture damage than wood siding, so if you choose horizontal siding, it’s a great option.
Vertical siding offers eye-catching curb appeal, and an elegant look for your home exterior. It has a more unique look, and offers elegant style that appeals to many. It is less susceptible to water damage than horizontal siding because water runs off it more readily. It’s easy to clean, and requires only a simple washing twice a year. It is more costly to install due to its more complex installation process. Furring strips are installed under the vertical siding to ensure it is aligned properly. An even more complex siding installation is needed with board and batten siding.
A combination of both horizontal and vertical siding is always a possibility if you really want your home to make a statement. For a gorgeous visual effect, choose horizontal siding on the majority of your home, and vertical siding for the gables or other highlights. Other creative options include complementing your siding with cedar shakes, shingles, or manufactured stone veneer to highlight its features.
Horizontal Siding Options from James Hardie
HardiePlank—This admired lap siding comes in wood-grain or smooth texture. Get the perfect look and texture with HardiePlank siding finishes: Cedarmill®, Smooth, Beaded Cedarmill, or Beaded Smooth.
Vertical Siding Options from James Hardie
HardiePanel—Beautiful vertical siding gives homes a stunning look. Choose from Select Cedarmill, Stucco, Sierra 8, or Smooth.
James Hardie Color Selections
HardiePlank comes in many beautiful shades. The Dream Collection™ is both customizable and versatile. It’s available in over 700 ColorPlus finish options, and works well with the range of HardiePlank siding styles.
The Statement Collection™ is popular and customizable. It features high-performing James Hardie products in your area of the country’s most well-liked ColorPlus shades. Options include warm, cool, light, dark, and neutral colors. It’s locally stocked and readily available, making it super convenient and quick to install.
Get new siding and avoid damage to your home exterior
Sometimes trouble lurks beneath the surface of your current siding. If your home’s curb appeal has diminished, and your siding is faded or faulty, it’s time for replacement siding. If you see signs of wood rot due to moisture penetration on your current siding, it needs to be attended to quickly to avoid more damage. If your siding is warped, cracked, or your home exterior is visibly damaged, it’s time for new siding. If your current siding was not installed correctly, leaving your home vulnerable—replace your siding and shore up your home’s protective covering. Insulate your home and decrease your utility bills with new siding, and you’ll enjoy the savings year-round.
Looking for a positive siding contractor experience?
As a Preferred James Hardie contractor, Dependable Home Services meets the strict criteria of James Hardie, guaranteeing you get full advantage of their outstanding warranty. We are committed to the installation practices, customer service, and work reliability standards the James Hardie company established.
Ready to love coming home again?
Your home exterior should be in good condition and attractive, but outdated siding diminishes the look of your home. Get durable, gorgeous siding that handles the Kansas City weather perfectly, and still maintains its beauty. Increase your home value with beautiful new vertical or horizontal James Hardie siding. When new siding is installed, you’re going to love the look of your home again.
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