For more than 10 years, Remodeling magazine has ranked residing your home with fiber cement siding in the top 5 for return on investment for jobs costing more than $1200. The magazine has conducted the study since 1988 and compares construction costs for remodeling projects with the value they add to a home at resale in the current real estate market. 2005 was the first year they evaluated fiber cement siding replacement, and maintaining its position at the top of the list is a clear marker of the value it provides to homeowners.
SHS completes the annual training program offered by James Hardie pertaining to general installation requirements, critical to quality requirements, and a review of current best practices. We are proud to be a preferred contractor of James Hardie installing America’s #1 brand of siding. Check out our profile here.
For generations, low-maintenance Mastic siding from Ply Gem has been the number #1 choice among homeowners, builders and remodelers. Solid and tough, Mastic premium siding stands up to extreme weather, requires little maintenance, and is an eco-friendly choice for your family. Best of all, you’re covered with an industry leading V.I.P. limited lifetime warranty backed by Ply Gem, the 75-year leader in pioneering performance home exteriors. We offer lap, vertical, and shake & shingle styles.
Mastic offers Vinyl Siding for virtually every situation — for high heat and extreme sun, for pounding hail and hurricane-force winds, for everyday dents and dings, for the ultimate in color choices, and more. Ply Gem’s proprietary technologies ensure our vinyl holds tight, lasts longer, and performs well year after year.
The Siding Installation Process
Before your siding project is ready to commence, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes so your job runs efficiently. Our full service staff will create a game plan to execute a seamless job from start to finish and keep you informed along the way.
When the day arrives to install your siding, your dedicated project manager will oversee the following process:
Material delivery to a pre-determined location decided by you and your estimator.
Delivery of a RedBox+ dumpster with attached Porta-Jon.
Arrival of our crew with a dump trailer for disposal of your old roof and all related construction debris.
Protection of your home and landscaping with tarps.
Removal of all associated materials.
Inspection of your sub sheathing (plywood) and replacement as necessary.
Installation of all system components: housewrap, seam tape, window/door flashing tape, and all siding and trim items.
Extensive clean up with magnetic rakes.
Final inspection by SHS and county authorities as necessary.
Warranty registration with all necessary manufacturers.
Siding Installation Details & Considerations
SHS specializes in several siding options to beautify your exterior. Whether its fiber-cement, vinyl, or composite, we have you covered. We utilize visualization/measurement technology to capture images of your existing home and show you what it can look like before the siding actually goes on the wall. Based on this software, our estimators can create a detailed proposal that can show you several options with a click of a button and contracts that are a snap with DocuSign.
- James Hardie Plank Siding
- Mastic Lap Siding
- Soffit Ventilation
- James Hardie Shingle Siding
- Mastic Vertical Siding
- House Wrap Systems
- James Hardie Panel Siding
- Mastic Shake Siding
- Trim Components
- James Hardie Artisan Siding
- Mastic Insulation-Backed Siding
- James Hardie Color-Plus Siding
- Mastic Shingle Siding
- Columns & Railings
New gutters are a great way to keep your fascia and soffits healthy. Ask your project consultant about adding guards as well for virtually clog-free gutters.
Have a question? Here are some of our most inquired about items, but you may always contact a project consultant or our office for more information.
What color/style should I choose for my siding?
There are so many choices! Don’t be overwhelmed. It is the responsibility of your project consultant to make this choice simple for you. He will work with you to narrow down the colors and finishes and help you make decisions based on your preference, the general “look” of your neighborhood and even what works best for the weather in your area!
What happens if it rains before my project is complete?
Our scheduler and crews do an excellent job of predicting the timing of weather and time to complete your job, however, sometimes Mother Nature has some tricks up her sleeve. In these instances, they will very securely tarp any exposed areas of your home to ensure that no weather will penetrate or damage any areas that are not yet completed.
Will your consultant be at my house for hours?
Not unless you want us there for that long! We understand that your time is very valuable and we will stay as long as necessary to make you feel comfortable about the choices you are making but we NEVER overstay our welcome and will gladly schedule a follow up appointment to allow you time to mull over what we have to offer and bring any questions to the table.
Do the people installing my siding know what they are doing?
Our siding crews have been through extensive installation training for all types of siding but especially James Hardie and Mastic siding. They have many years of experience in the “right way” to install your siding. If you ever have any questions about work being done at your home, your project manager is always available to help you.
Will there be a mess at my house during my project?
We are always up front with you about your project, so yes, it can be a “messy” process, but our crews do everything they can to make it as pleasant as possible. We cover or avoid any delicate landscaping, clean up project debris every day, and make sure your home is protected from any weather (or critters) for the night. If you every believe that something hasn’t been done properly, just let your project manager know and it will be handled promptly!