Who hasn’t thought about getting a new house but without all the hassle of actually buying a new house and moving and all that other nonsense? Our client, Mr. Tim L., of Whippany, NJ found the best possible solution for this situation – he had us install brand new James Hardie siding on his house with all the trimmings with the result of what completely looks like a new house!
Mr. L’s house was perfectly situated for all the usual home functions – nice location, great yard, etc. But the exterior was looking a bit tired. The vinyl siding in place was starting to look its age and stained in certain areas. George J Keller & Sons recommended and upgrade to James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding which has many advantages over vinyl siding:
- It’s essentially maintenance-free, just requires a wash from garden hose every 6-12 months
- Hardie Plank comes with a 15 year color guarantee
- Fiber cement siding is rot and mold resistant
As with other siding projects the first step here was to remove the existing vinyl siding (and beneath that the original asbestos siding). Asbestos siding has to be disposed off via a state approved asbestos dumpster.
Next the house was wrapped with James Hardie house wrap which provides an additional level of water and mildew resistance to the project.
The client selected two styles of James Hardie siding for the project – the bulk of the house got regular horizontal HardiePlank siding in Gray Slate and two featured spots at the front of the house getting James Hardie Shake siding, also in Gray Slate. The mixture of styles really makes the front of the house look great!
The project was finished off with matching crown molding headers above all the windows, doors and garage doors that really does a great job in showing off the new siding.
For the fraction of the cost of moving and buying a new house the clients have their old house that just looks brand new!
Ready for your exterior Home Improvement project? We hope you’ll do that Mr L. did and consider the experts at George J Keller & Sons. Call us today at 973-927-0963!