Vinyl FAQs

Most vinyl siding comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Galvanized nails or staples.

We offer a custom trim package. We can bend aluminum to wrap windows, doors, fascia, etc. Maintenance-free.

No. Most vinyl siding is has “Color clear-through” formulas which mean scratches and nicks won’t show. There are also other chemicals added to protect it from the elements and UV light.

Poor installation. If installed properly, vinyl siding can actually straighten the walls.

It generally takes between 3 & 7 days, depending on the size of the home.

Yes, there are many colors to choose from and we can also match the trim.

Simply clean it every few years and it will continue to look new.

The initial cost is higher; however the long-term cost of vinyl siding and trim wrapping is less expensive. To keep your house looking new, you would have to paint it every 2 or 3 years. So painting is actually much more expensive.

Who will be doing the work and the warranty. Choosing the right contractor is the most important decision in a home improvement project.

Hardiplank Siding FAQs

Hardiplank siding comes with a 50 year limited warranty coverage.

Call us at 703.679.9500 for free in-home estimate.

This is how Hardiplank exterior home siding compares in installed price with its competitors:

  • More expensive than Vinyl
  • Less expensive than Brick
  • Equal or less than Hardboard Siding
  • Less expensive than Synthetic Stucco

Yes, Hardiplank lap siding must be painted or you may order many James Hardie products coated with the The ColorPlus™ Collection by James Hardie factory finishing and coloring system.

The ColorPlus Collection by James Hardie comes in 8 standard colors that result in a finished exterior home siding product that will not crack, chip or peel. The standard finishes are warranted for 15 years. Custom colors are also available.

Hardiplank siding resists shrinking and swelling so it holds paint 3 to 4 times longer than wood.

James Hardie as well as the Model Building Codes (UBC, Standard, etc.) require the use of a weather-resistant barrier. It is good building practice. Any weather-resistant barrier complying with the Model Building Codes (UBC, Standard, etc.) is acceptable.

Hardiplank siding won’t rot or crack, and it resists damage from rain, hail and even fire. Even though it is incredibly durable, James Hardie siding does not sacrifice the beauty and character of real wood.

Hardiplank siding is Resistant to moisture, termites, woodpeckers and other pests known to cause damage.

The following are suitable trim products for use with Hardiplank siding:

  • Fiber Cement
  • Real Wood
  • Engineered Wood
  • Vinyl
  • Coated or Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum