James Hardie® fiber cement products combine beautiful design with high performance. TeVelde And Co. has chosen to partner with James Hardie because time and time again, they beat their competitors on both curb appeal and durability. Our homes stand out above the rest. Drive through any neighborhood in Omaha and you’ll be able to pick out the homes which have been sided with a James Hardie product.
We chose to partner with James Hardie because their siding and trim are Engineered for Climate®, so no matter how harsh the conditions are in Omaha, you can rest assured that your investment is going to stand up to Mother Nature.
James Hardie Vs. Vinyl Siding
There are many reasons to choose James Hardie fiber cement siding over vinyl, the first of which is appearance. James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. The result is more elegant than vinyl (which is plastic), particularly on a historic home.
Think about it, James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl. ~ Todd TeVelde
Then comes function. Vinyl melts easily in a fire (or even from the reflection of the sun off Low-E glass windows); James Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl may crack and warp from the elements; James Hardie products are more durable and resist warping, sagging and melting.
James Hardie Vs. Wood Siding
James Hardie fiber cement and trim products resist the effects of moisture and damage from mold wish is common throughout the Omaha area due to the harsh moisture changes.
When there’s a fire, we’re glad to be partnering up with James Hardie. Their siding is much better at withstanding damage from a fire, while wood goes up in flames. See how our siding compares to wood siding.
Wood may split, crack and deteriorate over time, while James Hardie siding resists weather damage and keeps its shape for a much longer time, which means less maintenance to worry about year after year.
James Hardie Vs. Engineered Wood Siding
James Hardie fiber cement and trim are specifically formulated to better resist damage from the very predators—moisture, freezing temperature, humidity, pests and fire—that pose threats to engineered wood products.
Don’t let engineered wood fool you. It won’t fool Mother Nature. Long term exposure to moisture can cause engineered wood siding to expand and buckle. It’s not uncommon for our roofing and siding crews to witness engineered siding buckling after just a few of being installed.
Engineered wood can soak up trouble. Some engineered wood siding warranties do not cover swelling and/or edge checking, problems they acknowledge can occur over time with wood products in response to changes in weather.
Looking for a durable and superior product that can hold up to the harsh conditions of our Omaha weather? Look no further than James Hardie building products. Give your TeVelde And Co. project managers a call to learn more