Siding Remediation on New Construction Home in Boone, NC

"Siding Remediation on New Construction Home in Boone, NC"


Boone, NC

The Issue

Improper Installation By Original Home Builder
Inferior Building Products Disguised as Hardie Board
Premature Signs of Rot & Decay in Hardie Siding

Services Requested

Siding Replacement

Home's Original Materials

  • James Hardie Siding
  • LP Smartside Trim
  • Allura Cement Board Trim

New Products Used

  • James Hardie Siding – HardiePlank: 7″ Exposure – Texture: Cedarmill – Color: Woodstock Brown
  • James Hardie Trim – Texture: Smooth – Color: Primed
  • Copper Flashing

Before & After click & drag

Before After Boone NC Home- Siding Replacement Before Deck ViewAfter View Of A Boone, NC Transformation

Project Description

Installing James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements is a difficult and detail-oriented process. The reality is that the vast majority of cement siding is being installed improperly across the country. This is especially true in the southeast. When James Hardie is installed against the manufacturer’s guidelines it will begin to show signs of premature failure within 2-3 years.

The owners of this beautiful Boone, North Carolina home found themselves on the wrong side of a poor Hardie board installation. They had just finished investing in building a new retirement home in the mountains. The builder that they hired to construct their property did many things incorrectly. Among these things, was the installation of the home’s siding. Technical aspects aside, the builder was also masquerading inferior materials such as generic fiber cement and LP ‘pressboard’ as if it were James Hardie (as the building plans clearly specified). Instead of waiting for their new exterior to crumble over the next handful of years, the homeowners were proactive and immediately started their search for a certified installer of James Hardie siding. Unfortunately, remediating newly built homes has become a frequent occurrence for Hatch Homes. This is primarily due to Hatch Homes’ management being formally employed by James Hardie Building Products in the capacity of teaching other contractors how to properly install James Hardie.

After learning of the benefits of James Hardie’s Color Plus Technology, this Hatch customer opted to have the prefinished material installed instead of field-painting the siding like the original builder did. This posed a complication with the exterior’s trim as our team needed to match Benjamin Moore’s ‘Thunder Gray’.  As a result, we paired the James Hardie Color Plus Siding (Woodstock Brown) with Primed Trim and painted the trim after installation to match the rest of the property.

Being atop the mountains of Boone, NC caused a few complications in the execution of this project. Our team had to rent specialty 60-foot ladders in order to reach so of the areas that needed to be resided. This was a result of two factors:

1) The height of the home.

2) The sloped terrain that the home was constructed on.

This Boone, North Carolina mountain home was an excellent addition to our project portfolio and our team is thankful to the homeowners for selecting Hatch Homes as their renovation partner.

More than just a contractor.

Hatch is your partner for exterior remodeling.

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