Wednesday, January 24th, 2018by Bryan Chiravolo
Why Invest in Hardie?
James Hardie fiber cement siding is the best product on the market for homeowner’s wanting to increase their home’s value, curb appeal and structural integrity for years to come. Fiber cement is a composite material made of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers, creating a strong and durable product. In comparison to both vinyl and cedar siding, Hardie fiber cement is the superior option, adding an estimated $33,000 to the value of your home. Additionally, your investment in Hardie guarantees flame resistance, weather resistance, and pest resistance for your home’s exterior.
Hardie siding comes with a 30-year warranty for the board and a 15-year warranty for the ColorPlus Technology finish. Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology withstands the test of time with a 30% better color retention compared to other nationally available premium paint. This system bakes the finish onto the board, avoiding the 60-90 day period needed for the regular paint to cure and dry completely. Burr Roofing, Siding & Windows offers 27 different ColorPlus Technology finishes for your siding, ranging from Arctic White to Evening Blue, and everywhere in between; there are options for every style! Additionally, ColorPlus Technology makes cleaning the exterior of your home easier than ever before; all it takes is a garden hose and soft sponge to make your home look brand new, even years after installation. Considering these strong qualities, combined with a premium look, it is no wonder James Hardie is the best option for any siding project.
|James Hardie||Vinyl Siding|
|Flame Resistance||Non-combustible. Approved for fire-rated construction.||Vinyl siding will melt or burn when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame.|
|Color Flexibility||Can be painted any color you imagine and last longer than wood.||Color cannot be changed and is susceptible to fading. It is difficult to find an acceptable match when repairs are necessary.|
|Weather Resistance||So durable is guaranteed up to 50 years, even in the most severe climate on earth.||Becomes brittle in bad weather. Can be damaged by hail, winds, and other flying debris.|
|Thickness||James Hardie siding's strength and thickness provide impact resistance caused by hail or wind.||Premium vinyl siding is only 5/100" thick.|
|James Hardie||Wood Siding|
|Weather Resistance||Gauranteed for up to 50 years, even in the most seevr climates on earth.||Rot caused by sever moisture exposure is a common problem in composite siding.|
|Paint Durability||Resists shrinking and swelling so it holds paint longer than wood.||Shrinks and swells when exposed to moisture which causes paint to flake and crack.|
|Pest Resistance||Resistant to termites and other pests knows to cause damage.||Wood siding is commonly subject to decay and pests.|
What Experience Does Burr Roofing, Siding & Windows have with James Hardie Products?
Burr Roofing, Siding & Windows is Connecticut’s Only Elite Preferred James Hardie Contractor, meaning we are one of the few top-tier installers throughout the nation. When you call on Burr for a James Hardie estimate and installation, you can trust that we follow textbook installation procedures and deliver high-quality craftsmanship. In order for all of us at Burr to maintain our position as experts and leaders in the marketplace, we make continuing education a top priority. We complete annual training programs, offered by James Hardie, reviewing general installation practices, critical to quality installation; and complete annual reviews of the Hardie best-practices manual. This manual covers the expected installation practices for James Hardie products including HardieWrap, HardiePlank, HardiePanel, HardieShingle, Hardie Soffits, and HardieTrim. For the last 15 years, we have been sustaining members of The Certified Contractors Network (CCN) where our team members grow their skills, capabilities, and confidence in multiple Boot Camps each year. Beyond this, our Burr Team Members are active participants and presenters at quarterly CCN industry Best Practice conferences. Burr has also been well represented at the annual James Hardie Contractors Summit, 5 times within the last 6 years. At Burr, we regularly invite our product reps into the shop for training, or out to job sites, for continuing education and efficiency training. Each day, we embrace the mindset, “Good is the enemy of great”, and never settle for good enough. Burr’s continuous and up-to-date training can give you the peace of mind that your project will be finished correctly and efficiently, giving you a beautiful custom exterior.
What Does Burr Roofing, Siding & Windows Bring to the Table?
After moving our office from Darien to Stratford, CT in 2007, we constructed a showroom, allowing customers the convenience of seeing our products first hand, in real size. In addition to our showroom, we utilize the James Hardie Contractor’s Eye Platform and the Renoworks Pro Visualizer, allowing us to recreate a 3D model of your home, based on pictures taken at the initial measure call. This gives you the opportunity to actually see what your home will look like with any Hardie or masonry product. With today’s technology, you no longer have to imagine the possibilities; we can show them to you! We will utilize these programs during our proposal meeting, finalizing the design for your “Life Improving Home Improvement”. Your Project Consultant will work with you to clearly identify the level of home maintenance you wish to keep, your aesthetic goal, and develop a realistic budget for your exterior remodel. It is this process that allows Burr Roofing, Siding & Windows to understand your wants and needs down to the very last detail, thus guaranteeing satisfaction from start to finish.
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