We recently completed a great James Hardie Fiber Cement siding project for a family home in Pittstown, NJ. The owners (Mr. & Mrs. B.) wanted to move away from their old siding which was starting to look washed out.

They selected a combination of James Hardie HardiePlank Wood Grain and Shake siding for their project – the Shake siding for featured areas like their porches and dormers; the HardiePlank for the rest of the house.

Fiber cement siding from Jame Hardie has become a go-to choice for many home-owners in our area for a bunch of reasons, including:

  • The technology behind fiber cement siding has been around for close to 100 years
  • Fiber cement siding is ideal for New Jersey and the Northeast because no matter how wet it gets it won’t rot and doesn’t require elaborate cleaning – just a low pressure water wash from a garden hose every 6-12 months
  • James Hardie ColorPlus® products have a 15 year color guarantee meaning you won’t need to repaint your siding for at least 15 years after installation

As with the vast majority of our siding projects the job starts with the removal of the old siding and replacement of any damaged plywood.

Old siding removed

Next is wrapping the whole house with HardieWrap which provides both water resistance and breathability which keeps the area within the walls dry. When installed by experts HardieWrap helps to prevent water damage, mildew and energy losses.

HardieWrap applied

The results were fantastic! We say this a lot but it really does look like a different house with its new siding. The areas that were covered with the Shake siding look cozy and interesting and the rest of the house looks “brand new”!

Cozy porch with Shake siding

George J Keller & Sons are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor – read more about this here. When you’re ready for your exterior home improvement project give the expert team at George J Keller & Sons a call at 973-927-0963.