Frequently Asked Questions About Siding Replacement
What sets Siding Plus apart from other siding contractors?
- A Family owned, operated, local company.
- Fully insured to protect our clients.
- Up front exact pricing.
- Written detailed estimate of your project.
- High quality products.
- Official James Hardie® Replacement Contractor.
- One phone call gets immediate customer service.
- Professional, trained, and insured crews with a hands-on Project Manager for quality control.
How long has Siding Plus been in business?
Siding Plus, a division of Painting Plus, which was established in 1998 and is a registered Service mark with the GA Secretary of State.
What does your warranties actually cover?
We offer a warranty on our work, and warranties from the fine manufacturers of our siding, painting, and roofing materials. Our workmanship warranty covers labor cost in fixing and replacing what has been deemed ineffective or defective workmanship. The manufacturer warranties cover the materials we use. Meaning they will replace any portion of the product found to be below standard or defective with a greater or equal product free of charge. Additionally, our warranties can be printed off our web site.
Are your siding estimates free?
Yes, all our estimates are no cost, free of charge, 100% absolutely free. We set up a scheduled appointment with you at your convenience for a specific time not a window of time. We arrive promptly because your time is important to us.
What happens after an appointment is set up for an estimate?
One of our experienced, professional estimators will contact you to gather details about your particular needs, schedule a meeting to review your project details, provide a detailed, complete estimate, and draft a proposal.
By determining your needs, we provide you the correct and specific service you want along with a fair and competitive quote. As a licensed State of Georgia general contractor, we offer a variety of home improvements services besides siding.
Any consultation is always complimentary, whether you choose us for the job or not.
How do I find a quality, trustworthy contractor/installer?
Credibility and Experience are most important in this industry, and always ask:
1. Is the Atlanta siding contractor properly licensed business?
Painting Plus, the parent company of Siding Plus, is a registered cooperation with the State of Georgia.
2. Does the Atlanta siding contractor have workman's comp and liability insurance (ask for proof)?
Siding Plus is fully insured for both workman’s compensation and liability insurance.
3. Does the Atlanta siding contractor guarantee the work?
Siding Plus offers a written product and labor warranties on all work.
4. Get objective third party opinions and references to verify the quality of work, reliability and experience?
Every estimate from Siding Plus comes with current, references at you request.
5. Does the Atlanta siding contractor have trained siding installers who follow manufacturer’s guidelines?
Siding Plus installers follow James Hardie’s® installation requirements.
What type of siding do you recommend?
We recommend only installing James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding products. Siding Plus partnered with James Hardie for its siding replacement and repair. We also install brick, stone, and cedar siding.
What is ‘fiber cement’ siding (e.g. HardiePlank® siding)?
Fiber cement siding is an attractive, durable alternative to traditional cedar, wood composite, vinyl, stucco or brick sidings. Combining the warmth and look of natural wood along with the extreme durability of fiber-cement. HardiPlank resists damage from termites, rain, snow and humidity. A stable manufactured product that under typical conditions won't delaminate, rot, or crack and provides low maintenance across the product lifetime.
What is the cost of “fiber cement” siding?
Typically, fiber cement siding is:
Equal or less expensive than vinyl.
Equal or less expensive than hardboard siding.
Less expensive than synthetic stucco.
Less expensive than brick.
Cost of re-siding a home does vary from project to project.
Does HardiePlank® comply with homeowners’ association restrictive covenants?
Each homeowner’s association is different, but HardiPlank® installation has been approved by all so far. Siding Plus will communicate with the HOA on behalf of our clients through the approval process.
Does HardiPlank® resist mold?
Yes. HardiPlank® has a moisture sealant coating. The HardiPlank® coating has mildicide in it to prevent mold growth. The coating is easy to clean with a garden hose.
Can HardiPlank® be installed on top of my existing siding?
Siding plus prefers to remove old siding but there are a few instances when we will install directly on top of the existing siding: If the existing siding provides a flat surface and is in good condition.
Does HardiPlank® Siding Rot?
James Hardie® Siding products are warranted not to warp, delaminate or rot. At five times thicker than vinyl siding, James Hardie® siding is warranted against hail damage and withstand winds up to 150 MPH.
What is the HardiePlank® warranty?
HardiPlank® comes with a 30-year manufacturer warranty. HardiePlank® lap siding has a 30-year limited warranty from the manufacturer, and the ColorPlus® Technology finish comes with a 15-year warranty that covers both paint and labor. Siding Plus guarantees labor for 5 years on the paint coating and 10 to 30 years on the siding.
What advantages does HardiPlank® have over vinyl siding?
HardiPlank® provides excellent durability and will not burn, rot, or warp. It won't expand or contract like vinyl siding. HardiPlank® provides a lifetime siding solution at a similar cost to vinyl. James Hardie® siding products are the #1 most recognized name in home siding improvements.
Do you use HardiPlank® for small siding repairs?
Siding Plus utilizes HardiPlank® for all repairs, small or large. We have no minimum for HardiPlank® replacement siding projects.
Do you replace soffits with James Hardie® soffit products?
If soffits are in an acceptable condition, we will paint them to match. If repairs are required, we can replace with new soffits from HardiSoffit® or replace only the damaged portion with wood.
On what kinds of Atlanta houses do you typically install HardiPlank®?
Defective siding was installed on thousands of homes in metro Atlanta during the 1970's and 1980's. HardiPlank® performs is best when used to replace existing Masonite or wood siding. It is common to replace stucco as well.
Will I qualify for any insurance discount with new HardiPlank® siding?
A fire resistance discount is offered by some homeowner insurance companies. Your insurance agent can accurately answer this question. Atlanta Siding Professional
James Hardie siding has the highest flame resistance
Are there any health or environmental concerns with HardiPlank®?
Absolutely not. HardiPlank® is a safe, environmentally friendly product. No glass fibers, asbestos, formaldehyde, or glass fibers use in manufacturing of this product.
What is HardiePlank® siding with ColorPlus® Technology?
HardiePlank® siding with ColorPlus® Technology is a baked on, multi-coat, factory application delivering a consistent, beautiful, finished siding product. HardiePlank® siding with ColorPlus® Technology comes with a 15-year paint finish warranty.
Does ColorPlus® HardiePlank® siding come with matching trim??
Yes HardiePlank® offers a wide variety of pre painted trim pieces from utility trim to decorative crown molding.
When is the best time of years to have my new James Hardie® siding installed?
Your new siding can be installed in any season, as your schedule and budget allow. Atlanta Siding Contractor
What is a James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler?
Painting Plus, the parent company of Siding Plus, is an official James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler. This is “by invitation only,” exclusive, program sponsored by James Hardie® Building Products. It helps homeowners find a qualified siding contractor to install their HardiPlank® siding. There are only 18 preferred contractors in the Metro Atlanta area officially awarded a position in this highly coveted program.
Why choose an Atlanta official James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler?
Choosing a James Hardie® Preferred Remodeler gives you peace of mind and an extra layer of protection because:
- Siding Plus’ installers are fully trained.
- Siding Plus projects are reviewed by a James Hardie expert.
Siding Plus works in partnership with James Hardie to ensure the siding products are installed properly and within the manufacturer’s guidelines.
How can it be verified who is an official James Hardie® Preferred Remodeling Contractor?
Contact a James Hardie’s customer service representative at 877-336-2339. Ask for a preferred remodeler in the Atlanta marketplace. They can verify if a company is an active, official member of the James Hardie Preferred Remodeler Program.
What does it take to re-siding my home?
Siding Plus begins every siding project by protecting and covering items not involved in the renovation (such as AC units, flower beds, and decks). Next we remove and dispose of the old siding; replacing any rotted/damaged plywood sheathing; and then installing a vapor barrier (such as Tyvek or Owens Pink Wrap). We then pressure wash, caulk, prep and paint your new James Hardie® Siding Product. Finally we re-install light fixtures and add PVC mounts to all exterior light fixtures that contact with the new siding. Lastly, we clean up any mess and debris then leave your home picture perfect.
How long does it take to re-side a home?
It typically takes 5-7 days to finish a project depending on the size of the home, scope of the exterior remodel and weather conditions.
What other aspects are involved with remodeling the exterior of a home?
You’ll need to look at door and window trim, soffits, fascia areas, columns, gutters and anything else on the exterior of the home.
Siding Plus is a full-service renovation contractor. We have crews trained for all types of renovation work: siding, windows, entry doors, gutter, carpentry, painting and roofing.
How long will James Hardie® siding last?
When installed properly, James Hardie HardiPlank® siding has a 30-year product transferable warranty.
Will the HardiPlank® siding ever need to be repainted?
With quality paint job on primed James Hardie HardiPlank® siding lasts typically 9-12 years in Georgia. Be cautious of anyone who claims a paint job will last the lifetime pf the product. No matter how good the painter maybe, it is unrealistic for a paint job to last in Georgia's climate.