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Most Often Asked Questions About James Hardie Siding

What is Hardie siding?

James Hardie siding, a remarkable blend of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, stands as a paragon of durability and aesthetic appeal in the world of siding solutions. This innovative product not only enhances the visual allure of your property but also promises longevity and resilience. At KV Construction LLC, we understand the importance of a siding that not only looks spectacular but also withstands the test of time and elements.

 It is a durable siding that looks amazing, long-lasting, and comes with a great warranty. It’s made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers.

How much Hardie siding do I need?

Estimate the number of linear feet of siding needed by multiplying the width of the wall in feet by the number of courses. Boards are most commonly sold in 12′ lengths. Divide the linear footage by 12′ to find the number of boards needed to cover the wall.

Determining the amount of James Hardie siding needed for your project is a critical step. To estimate, measure the width of your wall and multiply by the number of siding courses. Typically available in 12-foot lengths, dividing the total linear footage by 12 will yield the number of boards required. KV Construction LLC offers expert guidance in this calculation, ensuring your project is both efficient and cost-effective.

​Can Hardie siding get wet?

Luckily, it takes lots of water to saturate Hardie products! It’s no problem for a contractor to install James Hardie products in light rain. ​
A standout feature of James Hardie siding is its exceptional resistance to moisture. This robust material can withstand substantial water exposure, making it an ideal choice for regions with varied weather conditions. Its ability to be installed even in light rain underscores its versatility and resilience, a quality KV Construction LLC highly values in our siding solutions.

Why James Hardie siding?

Durable and up to 5x thicker than vinyl siding. It easily stands up to the elements, resisting damage from wind, rain, freezing temperatures, and hail, and gives homes years of protection with low maintenance.
Opting for James Hardie siding means choosing a product that is significantly thicker and more durable than its vinyl counterparts. It excels in protecting your home from wind, rain, freezing temperatures, and hail, offering unparalleled protection with minimal maintenance. KV Construction LLC recommends this siding for its long-lasting durability and low upkeep.

​Where is Hardie Siding made?

On February 21 of 2020, JamesHardie has expanded its production and opened a new manufacturing plant locally in Tacoma, Washington.
James Hardie has expanded its commitment to quality and accessibility by opening a new manufacturing plant in Tacoma, Washington, in 2020. This local production not only ensures the highest standards of quality but also contributes to the regional economy. KV Construction LLC, as a siding company in Seattle, takes pride in offering locally manufactured James Hardie siding, combining local craftsmanship with global standards.

Does Hardie siding need to be painted?

When you purchase prefinished ColorPlus® no need to worry about painting it when it’s time to install. Unfinished styles, on the other hand, should be painted quickly after installation.
Prefinished ColorPlus® James Hardie siding eliminates the need for immediate painting post-installation. However, for unfinished styles, prompt painting is recommended to maintain its pristine condition. KV Construction LLC provides comprehensive advice on the best practices for maintaining your James Hardie siding, ensuring it remains a visual highlight of your property for years to come.

​Which nails for Hardie siding?

Fasteners must be corrosion resistant, galvanized, or stainless steel. Electro-galvanized nails are acceptable for use with James Hardie Siding Products but may exhibit premature corrosion. James Hardie recommends the use of quality, hot-dipped galvanized nails.
The longevity of James Hardie siding is also dependent on the use of appropriate fasteners. Corrosion-resistant, galvanized, or stainless steel nails are recommended. While electro-galvanized nails are acceptable, they may show signs of premature corrosion. KV Construction LLC ensures the use of the highest quality nails, guaranteeing the durability and integrity of your siding.

Can Hardie siding be power washed?

Please don’t use a high-pressure power washer to get the job done, as it turns out a low-pressure hose and a soft medium bristle (nonmetal) brush is the best way to remove dirt and debris from James Hardie® siding and trim.
Maintaining the pristine condition of James Hardie siding is straightforward. Avoid high-pressure power washing; instead, a low-pressure hose and a soft, non-metal bristle brush are ideal for removing dirt and debris. This gentle cleaning method, recommended by KV Construction LLC, ensures your siding remains in top condition without risking damage.

​Who sells JamesHardie siding?

KV Construction LLC is not just a provider of James Hardie siding; we are your partners in transforming your home with this exceptional siding solution. From initial consultation to final installation, our team of experts ensures a seamless and satisfying experience, making your vision a reality with the unmatched quality of James Hardie siding.

In conclusion, James Hardie siding represents the pinnacle of siding solutions, offering unmatched durability, aesthetic appeal, and ease of maintenance. KV Construction LLC, as your trusted siding contractor in Seattle, is committed to delivering this top-tier siding option, ensuring your home not only looks magnificent but is also well-protected for years to come.

KV construction supplies JamesHardie along with installation services. Get your free quote now.