Fiber cement siding offers important features:
- Extremely low maintenance, with re-painting every 15-20 years
- Eco friendly
- Durable to the elements and aging
- Attractive, wood-like appearance
As terrific as the product is, though, it’s important to have an experienced Ann Arbor siding contractor install it. We aren’t just blowing our own horn in making that statement. Skilled homeowners and handymen are great for a variety of improvement jobs, but when it comes to preventing against water intrusion in the building envelope, the home’s integrity is at stake.
Water intrusion leads to mold and dry rot, and nobody wants either. It usually means expensive repairs down the road and even health issues. Leaks, even tiny ones, tend to occur where building systems come together, such as:
- Where the wall meets the roof line
- Where the wall meets the windows and doors
- Belly Bands
- Where the wall meets the chimney
Building codes change every few years, but building techniques improve every time a new product comes out. It’s important to know, for example, how to sequence the plastic wrap, flashing tape, and flashing itself around the openings, and knowing where to use the different types of flashing–Z-flashing, pan-flashing or continuous flashing.
We specialize in siding replacements
Some contractors rely on older techniques of applying huge amounts of sealant (caulking). Not all use backer rod besides, where it may be needed. With all the changes that occur, the siding professionals at John McCarter Construction stay trained and updated on best practices in order to ensure a quality installation of a quality siding product that will not only look good for years, but pay for itself.
If you’re thinking about siding replacement for your home, contact us for a free consultation.