Hiring a contractor can be an exhausting, time-consuming, and frustrating process. How do you determine if a contractor knows what they are doing? Are they giving you a fair price? Will their work stand the test of time? Will you be happy with your decision after your project is complete?
Hatch Remodeling is uniquely able to provide unrivaled Hardie install capabilities to our customers. This provides our homeowners with peace of mind knowing that their project is installed properly, that the manufacturers requirements are met, and that their project will last 30+ years.
Here is why you should hire Hatch Remodeling for your Hardie project:
Details, Details, Details.
Properly installing James Hardie Siding is a complex project. When the manufacturers specs are met, Hardie Siding can deliver a high level of performance for 40+ years. The product is backed by a 30 Year Non-Prorated Warranty. However, when Hardie is not installed correctly then it will begin to show signs of failure in 5 years and will likely need to be replaced in 7-10 years. To make things worse, when Hardie is installed without meeting the manufacturers requirements, the homeowners warranty is void.
Hatch Remodeling exclusively focuses on James Hardie Siding replacement because we strive to be masters in our craft. We are unwilling to offer our homeowners anything less than the best possible service delivery. It is impossible to be the best at everything. We chose to be the best at James Hardie Siding installation.
When interviewing potential Hardie contractors, here is a small list of questions that you should ask. If a contractor mismanages any of these requirements it can lead to premature product failure and the voidance of your Hardie warranty.
General Questions for Your Hardie Installer
- Have they read Hardies published install guidelines?
- When were the guidelines most recently updated?
- What install practices did they change after the update?
- Have they attended James Hardie’s Side Master training?
- What incorrect install practices lead to more premature product failure than any others in the Carolinas?
- Why are Hardies required clearances important?
- What is the required roofline clearance?
- What is the required clearance from a deck or patio?
- What is the required clearance under sheltered areas?
- What is the required ground clearance for Hardie?
- What is the International Building Codes required ground clearance?
- What are Hardie’s step flashing requirements? When are they required?
- What are the kick out flashing requirements? When are they required?
Not Every Contractor is Created Equally.
It will shock you how many contractors, even those partnered with Hardie, will not know the answers to the above questions. If that does not surprise you then this will! Lets take a look at the critically acclaimed television show This Old House. The shows stated mission is to provide homeowners with Expert advice on home improvement, remodeling, gardening and decorating. Take a look at how they advise viewers to install Hardie:
Can You Find the Mistakes?
Experience the Hatch Difference Today.
One of the more attractive attributes that a contractor can possess is the experience that he or she can bring to a homeowners project. While every contractor says that their experience is superior, Hatch Remodeling actually has a unique level of expertise that advantages homeowners like no other contractor in the Carolinas can.
Ownership used to work for James Hardie Building Products. While employed at the manufacturer, Bill Gayler instructed other contractors on how to properly install Hardie materials to meet the robust requirement list. He also taught contractors how to offer a dynamic customer experience to homeowners. Instead of teaching others how to do, Bill realized that he can have a more significant impact by directly helping homeowners through the remodeling process.
Certified Installers You Can Trust.
Quality of craftsmanship is one of the biggest drivers in determining your level of satisfaction. Experienced and educated installers are tremendously impactful to both how the final product will look and perform over time.
All of our installers and project managers are Certified Siding Professionals through Hatch Remodeling. Additionally, every individual who will be working on your home has completed the James Hardie Side Master training program.
Just like Hatch Remodeling, our installers exclusively specialize in James Hardie Fiber-Cement replacement. Would you hire your dentist to remove your appendix? Why not? They’re a doctor. The reason that you would not hire your dentist is because he or she does not specialize in that particular field of medicine. If you want to replace your siding with Hardie, why would you hire a vinyl siding or roofing contractor? We wouldn’t either.
Striving to Offer Our Customers Top-Notch Home Design Resources.
Our Design Capabilities
How often do you replace your siding? If Hatch replaces your siding with Hardie, then it can be around every 30+ years. The remodeling process is exciting because homeowners have a once in a lifetime opportunity to completely transform the exterior of their home. If you are going to do this type of project once, why not evaluate all of your options? Why not utilize the support of an experienced & talented design consultant? Hatch is not your typical siding, roofing, and window replacement company. Our customers benefit from industry leading design capabilities that serve the needs of every taste palette. We do this for one simple reason. Our homeowners are left with the home that they want.
Hatch remodeling wants to be more than your contractor. We hope that you choose us as a partner in your remodeling project. Schedule a consultation to learn more about all of our design options and get started today!
More than just a contractor.
Hatch is your partner for exterior remodeling.