Siding Performance & Durability
Siding is exposed to Mother Nature all day, every day, for years. Weather, water, time, fire and pests—all can lead to trouble. That’s why Todd TeVelde, owner of TeVelde And Co. chose to partner with James Hardie.
James Hardie’s siding products are engineered to stand up beautifully, even the harshest elements in Omaha, Nebraska. ~ Todd TeVelde
TeVelde has a longstanding belief that the the things we value most should last the longest. That’s why sought out a partner with a longstanding and successful track record in the siding industry. James Hardie invented fiber cement and has remained committed to continually raising the bar for the rest of the siding industry. For decades, James Hardie has made the most beautiful, durable siding and trim products on the market.
Drive through any neighborhood in Omaha. Pick out the best looking home and often it’s been sided with a James Hardie product. ~ Todd TeVelde
Siding That Is Moisture & Rot Resistant
TeVelde, as a veteran in the industry, knows better than anyone else that water can damage your home like nothing else can. It may be gradual, but it is relentless, and can cause siding to swell and crack, lose paint and lead to mold if not properly managed. Water always wins. This is where James Hardie stands out from its competitors and why TeVelde And Co. stands behind their rich history in the siding industry.
TeVelde explains that wood-based siding has a tendency to expand, buckle or crack when repeatedly exposed to cycles of precipitation and drying. James Hardie products are specifically engineered to withstand damage from moisture and rot, and will hold their own, come rain, sleet, or snow that we see in the Omaha area.
Siding That Is Durable Over Time
One thing’s for sure: As the years go on, we all show signs of aging. But since James Hardie products are created to stand up to the demands of our harsh Omaha climate swings, they will look great for years, potentially saving you time and money.
This photo of wood siding shows how it can be susceptible to moisture and harsh weather conditions and tends to expand and peel over time.
With the James Hardie’s added benefit of ColorPlus® Technology—a baked-on color option for your home that resists fading—your siding will look great without excessive maintenance. But, for the homeowner who prefers to have their siding installed in a “primed” state, TeVelde’s painting crew is ready to take action.
Fire Protection For Siding
As a former fire fighter for the city of Omaha, fire protection played an important role in TeVelde choosing to partner with James Hardie. TeVelde reminds us that in case of a fire, you want to know that walls of your house will protect you while your family seeks safety. Most homes aren’t that safe because fire feasts on wood, and it melts vinyl almost instantly. But James Hardie products will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame, nor will it contribute fuel to a fire.
But James Hardie will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame, nor will it contribute fuel to a fire. As a former fire fighter, that’s huge for me. ~ Todd TeVelde
Because James Hardie products are non-combustible, many insurance companies offer a discount. We recommend sharing fiber-cement siding’s fire-resistance qualities with your insurance carrier.
Siding That Is Resistant To Pests
Mother Nature’s creatures can wreak havoc on some types of siding. Because it’s wood, OSB or wood-composite siding can be pecked by birds, squirrels, bats, and even damaged by insects.
Siding That Withstands Omaha’s Extreme Weather
This is Omaha and our severe weather swings will test the strength of your home. Hail and blizzards hit hard and fast. Droughts and relentless heat can go on and on. Your choice of siding, along with proper installation, can help your home stand up to these unpredictable elements. TeVelde often reminds his customers that a home is an investment and vinyl siding products can crack in the harsh conditions like hail storms. James Hardie fiber cement siding resists the impact of hail and windblown debris and is designed to perform in extreme heat and cold.