Did you know that installing Fiber Cement siding on your home yields one of the highest returns on your remodeling investment? According to Remodeling magazine, who studies this sort of thing, did a nationwide study in their Cost vs. Value Report. This fact is true for the whole country, but also the Kansas City area as well. If you’d like to see the report, contact us and we’ll email a copy to you, free of charge!
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to siding. Since 2000, Paint Pro, Inc. has been installing Fiber Cement Siding on homes throughout the Kansas City area. What drew us to this particular type of siding was the fact that it was available in many popular styles that matched Masonite and other hardboard siding brands. It installs in a similar fashion to the hardboard siding, but has none of the drawbacks associated with it.
Squirrels and birds have had their way with homes in the area for far too long! Fiber Cement siding will not be eaten or pecked through! When we’ve evicted birds from their homes in our customers’ walls, they cannot come back and they usually find a neighbor’s house and make their homes there.
We can install any brand of Fiber Cement Siding, but we’ve chosen CertainTeed Weatherboards as our “house brand.” Their woodgrain siding patterns actually LOOK like real wood! The siding still features a 50-year product warranty and we stand behind our workmanship with a 5-year written warranty.
Our in-house crews are trained to install the siding to meet or exceed factory specifications. We don’t use subcontractors or day laborers! There’s too much at stake and we just couldn’t guarantee consistent quality.
There are many styles available in Fiber Cement siding. The most common style is lap siding. It is available in many different sizes to compliment the look of your home. Panel styles are available in smooth, woodgrain and stucco styles. Shingle siding is available as well. We can combine these styles for a look that will set your home apart from the rest of the neighborhood.
Fiber Cement siding IS available as a pre-finished product. Most of what we install is called “primed.” The primed siding comes from the factory in a grey finish than can be installed for 24 months before painting is required, however we’ve never had to wait that long! For most of our customers, we just don’t think this is their best option.
Since we are a company that specializes in painting as well as siding, our crews are capable of putting a consistent and long lasting finish on your new siding. In addition to proper caulking, we apply 2 full finish coats to all new siding and trim. These aren’t just two thin coats of paint, they are two full strength coats. The coating looks thick and complete after the first coat, but we add another coat once the first has dried. Depending on the situation, most of the paint is sprayed on. We know we can apply more paint with a sprayer than can be reliably applied with a brush and roller. We’ve yet to experience a paint related failure on Fiber Cement siding.
Contact us today and tell us about your project! Remember, you don’t have to do the whole house, we can take it a side at a time. We can also incorporate the different styles into the existing look of your home. Let us know how we can help!