The owner of a home in Yardley, Pennsylvania contacted us about the best siding options for their unique home. We sent over a KLM Contractors siding specialist who discussed the available options. The free consultation concluded with the decision to install James Hardie Siding. The siding of choice was HardiePlank Lap Siding. This particular siding was suggested by our siding expert because it is weather-proof, fire resistant, and has ColorPlus Technology which keeps your home looking vibrant and new for a very long time. Compared to stucco or any other siding material, HardiePlank is becoming the most trusted siding brand in America so it was the best choice. The color chosen was “evening blue” and the texture of choice was “smooth”.
Phase 1 – Preparation
Every successful and long-lasting siding installation must start with extensive preparation. The preparation phase encompasses numerous essential steps in order to keep the home weather-proof, fire resistant, and immune to infestation or mold problems. We have spent enough time doing stucco remediation to know how vital it is to have a mold-proof siding home. Some of these steps include water barriers, flex flashing, window tape, drip caps, and treatment with water damage deterrent. Through all of this, the home is always prepared with scaffolds, protective covers, and our RB4000 Buggy to manage debris. This ensures that the siding installation process will not damage your property or landscaping.
Phase 2 – Installation
Regardless of what you’ve heard in the past, siding installations are actually a very precise and exact process. Many inexperienced contractors attempt to profit by overselling themselves and their siding abilities. Let us be the ones to tell you – siding is not simple! To avoid water damage, mold, infestation, rotting, and efflorescence, all siding must be installed according to a proven process. Furthermore, siding needs to withstand difficult conditions like fires, hurricanes, and so forth. In fact, the siding installed and how it is installed differ based on the location of the home. This is because homes in various climates react differently to weather conditions. An example of this is the HardieZone System. Homes in the south tend to be in the HZ10® zone while anything above (like Bucks County) is in the HZ5® zone. Therefore, working with a cheap contractor who does not understand the system behind the siding products they use will not be able to do a successful and reliable installation.
Phase 3 – Finishes
In order to achieve that beautiful and distinct exterior, the details must be perfected. We ensure that the final finishes and trims are all in place and installed correctly. In this final phase, we complete the siding project by doing a final inspection of our craftsmanship. James Hardie Siding contractors who are not as experienced as us tend to have difficulties with a seamless trim installation and making customizations to achieve that perfect fit. Fortunately, working with KLM Contractors ensures that your home will look spectacular – both visually and fundamentally. Find out more about our James Hardie Siding and other products for your next siding project in Bucks County, PA.