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When you’re replacing your home’s exterior with James Hardie siding, there’s no shortage of decisions you’ll have to make. Which color will you choose? Do you prefer Hardie® Shingle siding or is the Hardie® Plank Lap siding more your style? 

Hands down, though, the most important decision you’ll make during your siding project is the contractor you hire for the job. Continue reading to learn about the most important qualities to look for in a James Hardie siding contractor.

1. Extensive Knowledge and Experience

Not all siding materials are created equally and just because a contractor knows how to install other siding, it doesn’t mean they know how to install James Hardie products. For example, James Hardie siding is made from fiber cement, which is heavier than other siding materials. If you hire a contractor unfamiliar with James Hardie products, they installation may not go according to plan. 

Instead of hiring a generic siding installation company, opt for a team of contractors that has plenty of experience with past James Hardie installations, like our team here at SHS Pros

2. Commitment to James Hardie Best Practices

As we mentioned above, installing James Hardie products requires special knowledge. The right contractor for your project should know the ins and outs of all of the products that James Hardie offers and they should know how to install them properly. 

James Hardie siding has a Contractor Alliance program available to companies that want to go above and beyond for their customers. Here at SHS Pros, we’re proud to have gone through this annual training program to learn about James Hardie’s general installation requirements and best practices. 

As a result, we’ve been designated as a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, the highest designation that the fiber cement company offers. This status recognizes that our team consistently demonstrates the highest standards in customer service and quality. This gives you the ultimate peace of mind that we’re the best choice for your project. 

3. Proven History of Successful Projects

Finally, you want to hire a James Hardie contractor that has a proven portfolio of James Hardie installation projects. After all, what better way get a sense for the type of work you can expect from a contractor than to have a look at their past projects?

Here at SHS Pros, we love showcasing our work! We have a full portfolio of our work, showing before and after photos from the James Hardie siding projects we’ve completed over the years, like this transformation in Charlotte. We invite you to browse through the work we’ve done for previous customers so you can see what we can do for you as well. 

Hiring the Right James Hardie Siding Contractor

After reading this blog post, we hope you have a better sense of how to choose the right James Hardie siding contractor for your project. We also hope you’ll agree that our team here at SHS Pros is the right choice. 

We have years of experience installing James Hardie siding for Charlotte-area homeowners like you and our Elite Preferred Contractor status backs it up. We’d be honored to work on your siding installation project next. Contact us today to get started.