There are many home projects that owners can “do-it-yourself,” installing a fiber cement siding, is not typically one of them.
One of the cons homeowners notice of James Hardie siding initially is its’ high installation costs. James Hardie siding has installation demands that rise up this costs, but the outcome is a home with enormous esthetic appeal and siding that is more durable and resilient than vinyl options. For these reasons, it is recommended to hire a professional to install the product.
Inspecting and Preparing the Siding
While style and color choices of fiber cement siding are typically left to the homeowner to decide, professional installers inspect each piece of siding upon arrival to the home for any cracks or sign of damage. Once declared in good condition, each piece will need to be carried (by the edges only to prevent breaking) to a cool, dark place flat and above ground. This is due to the sidings composition of sand, cellulose fibers, and cement. [Read more…]